Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 108.002
Certain Charges or Security Deposits Prohibited

A commercial lodging establishment or restaurant may not require the payment of an extra fee or charge or a security deposit for a service canine that accompanies an individual to the establishment or restaurant if:


the individual is:


a peace officer or firefighter assigned to a canine unit; or


a handler of a search and rescue canine participating in a search and rescue operation under the authority or direction of a law enforcement agency or search and rescue agency; and


the individual is away from the individuals home jurisdiction while in the course and scope of duty because of:


a declared disaster; or


a mutual aid request or mutual aid training.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 579 (H.B. 3487), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Redesignated from Business and Commerce Code, Chapter 106 (Internet Dating Safety Act) by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 22.001(4), eff. September 1, 2013.
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Jan. 22, 2020