Alaska Service Dog Laws
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . full and free pedestrian use of a street, highway, sidewalk, walkway, or othe thoroughfare to the same extent that any other person has a right to pedestrian use;” “‘public accommodation’ means a place that caters or offers its services, goods, or facilities to the general public and includes a public inn, restaurant, eating house, hotel, motel, soda fountain, soft drink parlor, tavern, night club, roadhouse, place where food or spiritous or malt liquors are sold for consumption, trailer park, resort,campground, barber shop, beauty parlor, bathroom, resthouse, theater, swimming pool, skating rink, golf course, cafe, ice cream parlor, transportation company, and all other public amusement and business establishments.”
Interference “. . . prevents or restricts . . . a physically or mentally challenged person from being accompanied or assisted by a certified service animal . . . in a common carrier, place of public accommodation . . . ”
Trainers must “give reasonable evidence of being a person authorized to train service animals;”. . . authorized means “employed by, or serving as a volunteer with, a school, agency,or other facility that trains service animals;” liable for property damage done by dog.
White Cane statute for necessary precautions; no proclamation
Injury to Dog liable for damages
Penalties Class B misdemeanor
Summary Alaska law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or physically or mentally challenged person or trainer to all public accommodations and common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the presence of the dog, but if the dog causes damage to the premises, the dog user is liable.
Accessibility 11.76.130(1998); 18.80.300
White Cane 09.65.150(1988)
Injury to Dog 09.65.150(1988)
Alaska Statutes, Title 11, Chapter 76, Section 130(a1).
Alaska Statutes, Title 18, Chapter 80, Section 300(14).
Alaska Statutes, Title 11, Chapter 76, Section 130(a2).
Alaska Statutes, Title 11, Chapter 76, Section 133(c1).
Alaska Statutes, Title 11, Chapter 76, Section 133(d1).