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NRS 651.050 Definitions. As used in NRS 651.050 to 651.110, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. “Disability” means, with respect to a person:

(a) A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the person;

(b) A record of such an impairment; or

(c) Being regarded as having such an impairment.

2. “Place of public accommodation” means:

(a) Any inn, hotel, motel or other establishment which provides lodging to transient guests, except an establishment located within a building which contains not more than five rooms for rent or hire and which is actually occupied by the proprietor of the establishment as his residence;

(b) Any restaurant, bar, cafeteria, lunchroom, lunch counter, soda fountain, casino or any other facility where food or spirituous or malt liquors are sold, including any such facility located on the premises of any retail establishment;

(c) Any gasoline station;

(d) Any motion picture house, theater, concert hall, sports arena or other place of exhibition or entertainment;

(e) Any auditorium, convention center, lecture hall, stadium or other place of public gathering;

(f) Any bakery, grocery store, clothing store, hardware store, shopping center or other sales or rental establishment;

(g) Any laundromat, dry cleaner, bank, barber shop, beauty shop, travel service, shoe repair service, funeral parlor, office of an accountant or lawyer, pharmacy, insurance office, office of a provider of health care, hospital or other service establishment;

(h) Any terminal, depot or other station used for specified public transportation;

(i) Any museum, library, gallery or other place of public display or collection;

(j) Any park, zoo, amusement park or other place of recreation;

(k) Any nursery, private school or university or other place of education;

(l) Any day care center, senior citizen center, homeless shelter, food bank, adoption agency or other social service establishment;

(m) Any gymnasium, health spa, bowling alley, golf course or other place of exercise or recreation;

(n) Any other establishment or place to which the public is invited or which is intended for public use; and

(o) Any establishment physically containing or contained within any of the establishments described in paragraphs (a) to (n), inclusive, which holds itself out as serving patrons of the described establishment.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-651.html#NRS651Sec050
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NRS 651.060 Inapplicability to private clubs and establishments. The provisions of NRS 651.050 to 651.110, inclusive, do not apply to any private club or other establishment not in fact open to the public, except to the extent that the facilities of such establishment are made available to the customers or patrons of an establishment within the scope of NRS 651.050.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-651.html#NRS651Sec060
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NRS 651.070 All persons entitled to equal enjoyment of places of public accommodation. All persons are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin or disability.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-651.html#NRS651Sec070
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NRS 651.075 Rights, duties and liabilities of persons training or accompanied by service animal, service animal in training or police dog; unlawful acts; rights of place of accommodation; unmuzzled animal may not be presumed dangerous; person subject to same conditions and limitations as others; remedies.

1. IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACOMMODATION TO:

(a) Refuse admittance or service to a person with a disability because he is accompanied by a service animal.
(b) Refuse admittance or service to a person training a service animal.
(c) Refuse to permit an employee of the place of public accommodation who is training a service animal to bring the service animal into:
(1) The place of public accommodation; or
(2) Any area within the place of public accommodation to which employees of the place of public accommodation have access, regardless of whether the area is open to the public.
(d) Refuse admittance or service to a person because he is accompanied by a police dog.
(e) Charge an additional fee or deposit for a service animal, service animal in training or a police dog as a condition of access to the place of public accommodation.
(f) Require proof that an animal is a service animal or service animal in training.

2. A place of public accommodation may:
(a) Ask a person accompanied by an animal:
(1) If the animal is a service animal or service animal in training; and
(2) What tasks the animal is trained to perform or is being trained to perform.
(b) Ask a person to remove a service animal or service animal in training if the animal:
(1) Is out of control and the person accompanying the animal fails to take effective action to control it; or
(2) Poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others.

3. A service animal may not be presumed dangerous by reason of the fact it is not muzzled.

4. This section does not relieve:
(a) A person with a disability who is accompanied by a service animal or a person who trains a service animal from liability for damage caused by the service animal.
(b) A person who is accompanied by a police dog from liability for damage caused by the police dog.

5. Persons with disabilities who are accompanied by service animals are subject to the same conditions and limitations that apply to persons who are not so disabled and accompanied.

6. Persons who are accompanied by police dogs are subject to the same conditions and limitations that apply to persons who are not so accompanied.

7. A person who violates paragraph (e) of subsection 1 is civilly liable to the person against whom the violation was committed for:
(a) Actual damages;
(b) Such punitive damages as may be determined by a jury, or by a court sitting without a jury, which must not be more than three times the amount of actual damages, except that in no case may the punitive damages be less than $750; and
(c) Reasonable attorney’s fees as determined by the court.

8. The remedies provided in this section are nonexclusive and are in addition to any other remedy provided by law, including, without limitation, any action for injunctive or other equitable relief available to the aggrieved person or brought in the name of the people of this State or the United States.

9. As used in this section:
(a) “Police dog” means a dog which is owned by a state or local governmental agency and which is used by a peace officer in performing his duties as a peace officer.
(b) “Service animal” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 426.097.
(c) “Service animal in training” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 426.099.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-651.html#NRS651Sec075
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NRS 651.080 Deprivation of, interference with and punishment for exercising rights and privileges unlawful; penalty.
1. Any person is guilty of a misdemeanor who:
(a) Withholds, denies, deprives or attempts to withhold, deny or deprive any other person of any right or privilege secured by NRS 651.070 or 651.075;
(b) Intimidates, threatens, coerces or attempts to threaten, intimidate or coerce any other person for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by NRS 651.070 or 651.075; or
(c) Punishes or attempts to punish any other person for exercising or attempting to exercise any right or privilege secured by NRS 651.070 or 651.075.

2. A prosecution for violation of a local ordinance authorized by NRS 651.100 is a bar to any prosecution pursuant to this section.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-651.html#NRS651Sec080
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NRS 651.090 Civil actions; damages; equitable relief; costs and attorney’s fees.

1. Any person who:

(a) Withholds, denies, deprives or attempts to withhold, deny or deprive any other person of any right or privilege secured by NRS 651.070 or 651.075;

(b) Intimidates, threatens, coerces or attempts to threaten, intimidate or coerce any other person for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by NRS 651.070 or 651.075; or

(c) Punishes or attempts to punish any other person for exercising or attempting to exercise any right or privilege secured by NRS 651.070 or 651.075,

Ê is liable to the person whose rights pursuant to NRS 651.070 or 651.075 are affected for actual damages, to be recovered by a civil action in a court in and for the county in which the infringement of civil rights occurred or in which the defendant resides.

2. In an action brought pursuant to this section, the court may:

(a) Grant any equitable relief it considers appropriate, including temporary, preliminary or permanent injunctive relief, against the defendant.

(b) Award costs and reasonable attorney’s fees to the prevailing party.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-651.html#NRS651Sec090
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NRS 651.100 County and city ordinances. Any county or incorporated city of this state may adopt a local ordinance prohibiting infringement of the rights or privileges secured by NRS 651.070 or 651.075, but such an ordinance must not apply to any establishment outside the scope of NRS 651.050 and 651.060 or impose a penalty more severe than that provided by NRS 651.075 or 651.080. A prosecution pursuant to NRS 651.075 or 651.080 is a bar to any prosecution pursuant to an ordinance authorized by this section.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-651.html#NRS651Sec100
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NRS 651.110 Filing of complaint with Nevada Equal Rights Commission. Any person who believes he has been denied full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations of any place of public accommodation because of discrimination or segregation based on race, color, religion, national origin or disability may file a complaint to that effect with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-651.html#NRS651Sec110
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Nevada
NRS 613.330 Unlawful employment practices: Discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin; interference with aid or appliance for disability; refusal to permit service animal at place of employment.

appliance for disability; refusal to permit service animal at place of employment.

1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 613.350, it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer:

(a) To fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any person, or otherwise to discriminate against any person with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment, because of his race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin; or

(b) To limit, segregate or classify an employee in a way which would deprive or tend to deprive him of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of his race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin.

2. It is an unlawful employment practice for an employment agency to:

(a) Fail or refuse to refer for employment, or otherwise to discriminate against, any person because of the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin of that person; or

(b) Classify or refer for employment any person on the basis of the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin of that person.

3. It is an unlawful employment practice for a labor organization:

(a) To exclude or to expel from its membership, or otherwise to discriminate against, any person because of his race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin;

(b) To limit, segregate or classify its membership, or to classify or fail or refuse to refer for employment any person, in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive him of employment opportunities, or would limit his employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee or as an applicant for employment, because of his race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin; or

(c) To cause or attempt to cause an employer to discriminate against any person in violation of this section.

4. It is an unlawful employment practice for any employer, labor organization or joint labor-management committee controlling apprenticeship or other training or retraining, including, without limitation, on-the-job training programs, to discriminate against any person because of his race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin in admission to, or employment in, any program established to provide apprenticeship or other training.

5. It is an unlawful employment practice for any employer, employment agency, labor organization or joint labor-management committee to DISCRIMINATE AGAINST A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY by interfering, directly or indirectly, with the use of an aid or appliance, INCLUDING, without limitation, A SERVICE ANIMAL, by such a person.

6. IT IS AN UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO REFUSE TO PERMIT AN EMPLOYEE WITH A DISABILITY TO KEEP HIS SERVICE ANIMAL WITH HIM AT ALL TIMES IN HIS PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT..

7. As used in this section, “service animal” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 426.097.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-613.html#NRS613Sec330

Nevada State Law Title 10 Chapter 18
NRS 118.105 Landlord may not refuse to rent dwelling because person with disability will reside with animal that provides assistance, support or service.

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a landlord may not refuse to rent a dwelling subject to the provisions of chapter 118A of NRS to a person with a disability solely because an animal will be residing with the prospective tenant in the dwelling if the animal assists, supports or provides service to the person with a disability.

2. A landlord may require proof that an animal assists, supports or provides service to the person with a disability. This requirement may be satisfied, without limitation, by a statement from a provider of health care that the animal performs a function that ameliorates the effects of the person’s disability.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-118.html#NRS118Sec105

NRS 426.510 Restrictions on use of service animal and white or metallic cane; duties of pedestrian; penalty.
(PSDs not mentioned)
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2, 3 and 4, A PERSON SHALL NOT:
(a) Use a service animal; or
(b) Carry or use on any street or highway or in any other public place a cane or walking stick which is white or metallic in color, or white tipped with red.

2. A BLIND PERSON may use a service animal and a cane or walking stick which is white or metallic in color, or white tipped with red.

3. A DEAF PERSON may use a service animal.

4. A person WITH A PHYSICAL DISABILITY may use a service animal.

5. Any pedestrian who approaches or encounters a blind person using a service animal or carrying a cane or walking stick, white or metallic in color, or white tipped with red, shall immediately come to a full stop and take such precautions before proceeding as may be necessary to avoid accident or injury to the blind person.

6. Any person other than a blind person who:
(a) USES A SERVICE ANIMAL or carries a cane or walking stick such as is described in this section, contrary to the provisions of this section;
(b) Fails to heed the approach of a person using a service animal or carrying such a cane as is described by this section;
(c) Fails to come to a stop upon approaching or coming in contact with a person so using a service animal or so carrying such a cane or walking stick; or
(d) Fails to take precaution against accident or injury to such a person after coming to a stop as provided for in this section,

is guilty of a misdemeanor.

7. This section does not apply to any person who is instructing a blind person, deaf person or person with a physical disability or training a service animal.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-426.html#NRS426Sec510

NRS 426.515 Failure to use cane or service animal as evidence of contributory negligence in action against carrier or place of public accommodation. The failure of a:

1. Blind person to carry a white or metallic colored cane or to use a service animal;

2. Deaf person to use a service animal; or

3. Person with a physical disability to use a service animal,

does not constitute contributory negligence per se, but may be admissible as evidence of contributory negligence in a personal injury action by that person against a common carrier or any other means of public conveyance or transportation or a place of public accommodation as defined by NRS 651.050 when the injury arises from the blind person’s, deaf person’s or person with a physical disability’s making use of the facilities or services offered by the carrier or place of public accommodation.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-426.html#NRS426Sec515

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