Come Aug. 1, if your pet isn’t a service animal don’t try passing it off as one.
That day sees a wave of new state laws take effect, including one that makes it a crime to knowingly misrepresent an animal as an assistance animal in a public place in order to obtain rights or privileges available to someone who qualifies for a service animal.
Other new laws passed during the 2018 session that take effect Aug. 1 include those that close a DWI loophole for snowmobile and ATV use; broaden Minnesota’s law requiring motorists move over for emergency vehicles on the side of the highway; and, codify the state’s $850 million settlement with 3M over perfluorochemical contamination of drinking water.
Winning a number of key races in the Twin Cities suburbs, the DFL picked up 18 seats and will hold a 75-59 advantage when the House convenes Jan. 8, 2019.
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