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21-4318. Harming or killing certain dogs.
In part, "(a) Inflicting harm, disability or death to a police dog, arson dog, assistance dog, game warden dog or search and rescue dog is knowingly and intentionally, and without lawful cause or justification poisoning, inflicting great bodily harm, permanent disability or death, upon a police dog, arson dog, assistance dog, game warden dog or search and rescue dog. (b) As used in this section:.... (2) "Assistance dog" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 2004 Supp. 39-1113, and amendments thereto. .... (c) Inflicting harm, disability or death to a police dog, arson dog, assistance dog, game warden dog or search and rescue dog is a class A nonperson misdemeanor. (d) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas criminal code."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/2...

39-1101. Rights of persons with disabilities.
"It is hereby declared to be the policy of this state to encourage and enable the blind, the visually disabled and persons who are otherwise disabled to participate fully in the social and economic life of the state and to engage in remunerative employment. Such persons shall have the same right as the able-bodied to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, public facilities and other public places; and such persons are entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of: (a) All common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, street cars, boats or any other public conveyances or modes of transportation; (b) hotels, lodging places and places of public accommodation, amusement or resort, including food service establishments and establishments for sale of food; and (c) other places to which the general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/3...

39-1102. Same; use of guide dog by legally blind person.
"Every legally blind person shall have the right to be accompanied by a guide dog, specially selected, trained and tested for the purpose, in or upon any of the places listed in K.S.A. 39-1101, and amendments thereto, in the acquisition and use of rental, residential housing and in the purchase and use of residential housing without being required to pay an extra charge for the guide dog, except that such person shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities by such dog."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/3...

39-1103. Same; unlawful to interfere with rights.
"Any person, firm, corporation, or the agent of any person, firm or corporation, who denies or interferes with the exercise of the rights recognized in K.S.A. 39-1101, 39-1102, 39-1107, 39-1108 or 39-1109, and amendments thereto, is guilty of a misdemeanor."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/3...

39-1107. Same; use of hearing assistance dog by person with hearing impairment.
"Every hearing impaired person has the right to be accompanied by a hearing assistance dog, specially selected, trained and tested for the purpose of hearing assistance, in or upon any of the places listed in K.S.A. 39-1101, and amendments thereto, in the acquisition and use of rental, residential housing and in the purchase and use of residential housing without being required to pay an extra charge for the hearing assistance dog. The hearing impaired person shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities by such dog."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/3...

39-1108. Same; use of service dog by person with disability.
"Every person with a disability shall have the right to be accompanied by a service dog, specially selected, trained and tested for the purpose which shall include, but not be limited to, pulling a wheelchair, opening doors and picking up objects, in or upon any of the places listed in K.S.A. 39-1101, and amendments thereto, in the acquisition and use of rental, residential housing and in the purchase and use of residential housing without being required to pay an extra charge for the service dog. Such person shall be liable for any damage done to the premises by such dog."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/3...

39-1109. Use of assistance dog while training.
"Any professional trainer, from a recognized training center, of an assistance dog, while engaged in the training of such dog, shall have the right to be accompanied by such dog in or upon any of the places listed in K.S.A. 39-1101, and amendments thereto, without being required to pay an extra charge for such dog. Such trainer shall be liable for any damage done to the premises of facilities by such dog."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/3...

39-1110. Use of professional therapy dog while training.
"Any qualified handler of a professional therapy dog when accompanied by such dog and when using any conveyance of public transportation available to all members of the general public, and when renting and using accommodations in motels, hotels and other temporary lodging places shall have the right to be accompanied by such dog in such places. Any owner or employee of a business or retail establishment to which the public is invited, including establishments which serve or sell food, shall admit a professional therapy dog, accompanied by its qualified handler, to the business. The qualified handler shall be liable for any damage done by the dog to any such conveyance or facility."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/3...

39-1111. Procedure for verification of person's right to be accompanied by assistance dog or professional therapy dog.
In part, "(a) If a question arises as to whether an assistance dog qualifies under this act to accompany a person with a disability in or upon any place set forth in K.S.A. 39-1101, and amendments thereto, the person with a disability may produce for the employee or person responsible for such place an identification card or letter conforming to the requirements of this subsection. Upon production of such identification card or letter, the assistance dog shall be allowed to accompany the person with a disability in or upon such place. (1) If the assistance dog has been trained by a training facility, school or trainer, the identification card or letter shall be provided by the training facility, school or trainer that trained the dog and shall contain the following information: (A) The legal name of the dog's user; (B) the name, address and telephone number of the facility, school or trainer who trained the dog; (C) whether the dog is designated as a guide, hearing assistance or service dog; and (D) a picture or digital photographic likeness of the dog user and the dog. If a card is used, the picture or digital photographic likeness shall be on the card. If a letter is used, the picture or digital photographic likeness shall either be printed as a part of the letter or be affixed to the letter. (2) If the assistance dog has been trained by the person using the dog, the identification card or letter shall contain the following information: (A) The legal name of the dog's user; (B) the dog user's address; (C) a statement that the dog has been trained to mitigate the dog user's disability; and (D) a picture or digital photographic likeness of the dog user and the dog. If a card is used, the picture or digital photographic likeness shall be on the card. If a letter is used, the picture or digital photographic likeness shall either be printed as a part of the letter or be affixed to the letter."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/3...

39-1112. Unlawful misrepresentations.
"It is a class A nonperson misdemeanor for any person to: (a) Represent that such person has the right to be accompanied by an assistance dog in or upon any place listed in K.S.A. 39-1101, and amendments thereto, or that such person has a right to be accompanied by a professional therapy dog in or upon any place listed in K.S.A. 2004 Supp. 39-1110, and amendments thereto, unless such person has the right to be accompanied in or upon such place by such dog pursuant to this act; or (b) represent that such person has a disability for the purpose of acquiring an assistance dog unless such person has such disability."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/3...

39-1113. Assistance dogs and professional therapy dogs; definitions.
"(a) "Assistance dog" means any guide dog, hearing assistance dog or service dog. (b) "Guide dog" means a dog which has been specially selected, trained and tested for the purpose of guiding a person who is legally blind. (c) "Hearing assistance dog" means a dog which is specially selected, trained and tested to alert or warn individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to specific sounds. (d) "Professional therapy dog" means a dog which is selected, trained and tested to provide specific physical or therapeutic functions, under the direction and control of a qualified handler who works with the dog as a team, and as a part of the handler's occupation or profession. Such dogs, with their handlers, perform such functions in institutional settings, community based group settings, or when providing services to specific persons who have disabilities. "Professional therapy dog" does not include dogs, certified or not, which are used by volunteers for pet visitation therapy. (e) "Service dog" means a dog which has been specially selected, trained and tested to perform a variety of tasks for persons with disabilities. These tasks include, but are not limited to: Pulling wheelchairs, lending balance support, picking up dropped objects or providing assistance in, or to avoid, a medical crisis, or to otherwise mitigate the effects of a disability. (f) The presence of a dog for comfort, protection or personal defense does not qualify a dog as being trained to mitigate an individual's disability and therefor does not qualify the dog as an assistance dog covered under the provisions of this act."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/3...

8-1542. Blind pedestrian's right-of-way.
"The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any blind pedestrian carrying a clearly visible white cane or accompanied by a guide dog."
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/8...

Some Greyhounds not dogs under KS law....
47-1701. Definitions. (makes exception for racing dogs)
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/4...