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Pennsylvania Misrepresentation of Assistance/Service Animal [§ 405.5 and § 405.6]

§ 405.5. Misrepresentation of entitlement to assistance animal or service animal

(a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of misrepresentation of entitlement to assistance animal or service animal if the person intentionally:

(1) misrepresents to another that the person has a disability or disability-related need for the use of an assistance animal or service animal in housing; or

(2) makes materially false statements for the purpose of obtaining documentation for the use of an assistance animal or service animal in housing.

(b) Grading.--A person who violates the provisions of subsection (a) commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Credits
2018, Oct. 24, P.L. 733, No. 118, § 5, effective in 60 days [Dec. 24, 2018].

§ 405.6. Misrepresentation of animal as assistance animal or service animal

(a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of misrepresentation of an animal as an assistance animal or service animal if the person intentionally:

(1) creates a document misrepresenting an animal as an assistance animal or service animal for use in housing;

(2) provides a document to another falsely stating that an animal is an assistance animal or service animal for use in housing; or

(3) fits an animal that is not an assistance animal or service animal with a harness, collar, vest or sign that the animal is an assistance animal or service animal for use in housing.

(b) Grading.--A person who violates the provisions of subsection (a) commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $1,000.

Credits
2018, Oct. 24, P.L. 733, No. 118, § 6, effective in 60 days [Dec. 24, 2018].

Page updated: 5/9/19

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