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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4005 ..


(b) takes the animal onto or into, or allows the animal to enter, a public place or public premises.

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Proposed new parts 9 to 11

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after the table, insert

Part 9Major Events Act 2014

133Meaning of prohibited item

Section 12 (1), definition of prohibited item, paragraph (a) (xviii) (A)

substitute

(A)  if a person is accompanied by an assistance animal—the animal; or

134Section 12 (2), new definitions

insert

accompanied by an assistance animal—a person is accompanied by an assistance animal if the person—

(a) is a person with disability and is accompanied by an assistance animal that is assisting the person to alleviate the effect of the disability; or

(b) is an assistance animal trainer and is accompanied by an animal that is being trained as an assistance animal; or

(c) is an assistance animal assessor and is accompanied by an animal that is being assessed as an assistance animal.

assistance animal—see the Discrimination Act 1991, section 5AA (3).

assistance animal assessor—see the Domestic Animals Act 2000, section 94.

assistance animal trainer—see the Domestic Animals Act 2000, section 94.

Part 10Nature Conservation Act 2014

135Offence—take animal into reserve

Section 214 (3)

substitute

Note  A person does not commit an offence only because the person is accompanied by an assistance animal and takes the animal into a reserve (see Domestic Animals Act 2000, s 106C).

136Section 214 (5)

omit

Part 11Public Pools Act 2015

137Disability—assistance animals

Section 29 (1)

substitute

(1) This section applies to a person if the person is accompanied by an assistance animal.

138Section 29 (2), (3) and (4)

omit

assistance


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