Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Combat Emotional Support Animal Fraud
September 30, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill co-sponsored by Guide Dogs for the Blind and Canine Companions to help stop illegal practices concerning emotional support animals, while protecting the rights of people who use real service animals to access public spaces.
The legislation helps deal with the growing online sale of fake emotional support and service animal tags and certificates that promise people access to public spaces such as restaurants, stores, planes, and public building for their pets equal to that of people with real service animals. The new law also requires clear disclosures for selling dogs for use as emotional support animals as well as for selling tags and other services relating to them.
For more information, see the article, Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Co-Sponsored by Guide Dogs for the Blind and Canine Companions to Combat Emotional Support Animal Fraud.