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1) A service animal is any animal that is partnered with a person who has a disability or is being trained for a person with a disability.  Disability is defined in section 292 of the Executive Law.  Handler shall mean a disabled person using a service animal.  Formal training program or certified trainer is a group or individual who is documented provider of service animals.

2) Any person who, through act or omission, recklessly permits his animal to interfere with the proper working of a service animal and exposes the handler and service animal to serious injury or death of the service animal is liable in civil penalty to a cost of not more than one thousand dollars, as well as penalties.

3) Any person who, through act or omission, recklessly permits his animal, and has a previous determination as a dangerous animal, to interfere with the proper working of a service animal and exposes the handler and service animal to serious injury or death of the service animal is liable in civil penalty to a cost of not more than two thousand dollars, as well as penalties.

4) The handler of the service animal that is incapacitated, injured, or killed can pursue damages for medical, veterinary, rehabilitation, or replacement of the service animal.  The handler will also be able to pursue remedies for lost wages, transportation expenses, and other expenses for temporary or permanent loss of the service animal.