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Nevada Restrictions on Use of Service Animals/Misrepresentation [NRS 426.510 and NRS 426.805]

NRS 426.510  Restrictions on use of service animal and white or metallic cane; duties of pedestrian; penalty.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2, 3 and 4, a person shall not:

      (a) Use a service animal; or

      (b) Carry or use on any street or highway or in any other public place a cane or walking stick which is white or metallic in color, or white tipped with red.

      2.  A person who is blind may use a service animal and a cane or walking stick which is white or metallic in color, or white tipped with red.

      3.  A person who is deaf may use a service animal.

      4.  A person with a disability not described in subsection 2 or 3 may use a service animal.

      5.  Any pedestrian who approaches or encounters a person who is blind using a service animal or carrying a cane or walking stick, white or metallic in color, or white tipped with red, shall immediately come to a full stop and take such precautions before proceeding as may be necessary to avoid accident or injury to the person who is blind.

      6.  Any person other than a person who is blind who:

      (a) Uses a service animal or carries a cane or walking stick such as is described in this section, contrary to the provisions of this section;

      (b) Fails to heed the approach of a person using a service animal or carrying such a cane as is described by this section;

      (c) Fails to come to a stop upon approaching or coming in contact with a person so using a service animal or so carrying such a cane or walking stick; or

      (d) Fails to take precaution against accident or injury to such a person after coming to a stop as provided for in this section,

Ê is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      7.  This section does not apply to any person who is instructing a person who is blind, person who is deaf or person with any other disability or training a service animal.

      [1:58:1939; 1931 NCL § 2323] + [2:58:1939; 1931 NCL § 2323.01] + [3:58:1939; 1931 NCL § 2323.02] — (NRS A 1969, 5111981, 67019161987, 8231995, 19922003, 263029742005, 6262015, 2701673)

NRS 426.805  Fraudulent misrepresentation of animal as service animal or service animal in training unlawful; penalty.

      1.  It is unlawful for a person to fraudulently misrepresent an animal as a service animal or service animal in training.

      2.  A person convicted of fraudulently misrepresenting an animal as a service animal or service animal in training is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 626)

Page updated: 5/7/19

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