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Service animals and housing HB 1024 and SB5645
A dichotomy in state and federal law

We need your support in order to see this legislation through.  It is a benefit to landlords and the citizens of the state of Washington to have consistency in the state and federal laws and to generate the revenue that is so badly needed.  The WSHRC is a neutral civil rights enforcement agency with the police power of the state.   We offer free technical assistance and training to businesses and housing providers regarding the laws against discrimination and how to stay in compliance.
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SHB1024 and SB5645:
Washington State Human Rights Commission
Q&A about Service/Assistance Animals

(2/17/2011_memo ref:New ADA Regulations and Assistance Animals as Reasonable Accommodations under the Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act of 1973)