NEWSLETTERCCPDT BusinessClient Evaluation Service Dogs

Its about time an establishment is taking pro action for all the 'fakes' that are out there.  So easy to identify too, like dogs pulling on the leash, peeing in the aisles, barking or lunging at other dogs or people, and riding in the cart, where people place food and toddlers!!!!!
4) Any person, firm, or corporation, or the agent of any person, firm, or corporation, who denies or interferes with admittance to, or enjoyment of, a public accommodation or, with regard to a public accommodation, otherwise interferes with the rights of an individual with a disability or the trainer of a service animal while engaged in the training of such an animal pursuant to subsection (8), commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083 and must perform 30 hours of community service for an organization that serves individuals with disabilities, or for another entity or organization at the discretion of the court, to be completed in not more than 6 months.
The above is an excerpt from the Fl statues.  This is what makes people or employers afraid to say anything to someone with a dog that is apparently not a service dog....the laws are there for the rights of disabled persons and their dogs, not the fakers!!!

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a new law into place that, beginning July 1, 2015, will make faking a service dog a criminal offense.
Anyone caught misrepresenting a pet as a service animal could face up to 60 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.
Because service dogs are legally and rightfully granted access to places, like restaurants, retail stores, and on-board airplanes where dogs aren’t typically allowed, and because of the prevalence of service dog vests and fraudulent “service dog certifications” available online, fake service dogs are becoming a common occurrence.

But, proving whether a service dog is genuine is going to be difficult, especially for businesses that, under the new law, will face second degree misdemeanor charges if they prevent a disabled person from bringing a service dog into the establishment.
“The only questions that can really be asked of them are: is this a service animal and if so, what is this service animal trained to do?” lawyer Jason Quick explained to WINK. “Once the person asserts this is a service animal, there’s really no way for a business owner to verify whether or not this is true.”