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      RS 46:1952     


§1952. Definitions

            As used in this Chapter:

            (1) "Housing accommodations" means any immovable property, or portion thereof, which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied as the home, residence, or sleeping place of one or more human beings, but shall not include any single family residence the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish for compensation not more than one room therein.

            (2) "Person with a disability" means a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities and who has a record of such impairment or who is regarded as having such an impairment, including military veterans with traumatic brain injury or post traumatic stress disorder.

            (3) "Service dog" means a dog who has been trained or is being trained to do work or perform a task for a person with a disability. "Service dog" refers to a dog trained as any of the following:

            (a) A hearing dog.

            (b) A guide dog.

            (c) A seizure alert dog.

            (d) A mobility dog.

            (e) An autism service dog.

            (f) A dog providing assistance during a medical crisis.

            (g) A service dog providing assistance to persons, including veterans with traumatic brain injury or post traumatic stress disorder.

            Acts 1982, No. 518, §1; Acts 1993, No. 482, §1; Acts 1993, No. 763, §2; Acts 2014, No. 492, §1; Acts 2014, No. 811, §24, eff. June 23, 2014; Acts 2018, No. 206, §7; Acts 2022, No. 271, §5.

NOTE: Acts 1993, No. 763, §1 amended prior R.S. 46:1952(A), (B), and (C), 1953(D), and 1954 and enacted R.S. 46:1953(E). Acts 1993, No. 482, §1 amended and reenacted the entire Chapter. The Chapter appears as in Act No. 482. The Louisiana State Law Institute printed the provisions of Act No. 763 as a note at the head of this Chapter.

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