Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa

Idaho, 

Idaho Code, Title 56, Chapter 7, Sections 56-701 through 56-707, amended 1984; Title 58, Chapter 58, Sections 18-5811, 18-5812.Idaho Statutory law guarantees a blind person the legal right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog guide in all public accommodations and on all common carriers. No extra charge can be levied because of the dog’s presence, but the dog guide user is liable for any property damage the dog might cause. A blind person also has a legal right to equal employment opportunity in state service or in the service of the political subdivisions, including public schools, and in all other employment supported in whole or part by public funds. (Sect. 56-707) Public accommodations include hotels, lodging places, restaurants, stores, places of resort and amusement, and all other places to which the public is invited. (Sect. 56-703) Common carriers include airplanes, buses, trains, taxis, boats, and all other modes of transportation offered for public use. (Sect. 56-703, 56-704) Any person whose intentional act startles, frightens or causes injury to a disabled person or assistance dog is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Sect. 18-5811(1)(a)-(b)) Any person who, without justification, intentionally interferes with the use of an assistance dog by obstructing, battering or intimidating the user or dog, is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Sect. 18-5811(2)) Any person who permits any animal, which is owned, harbored or controlled by him to cause injury to or the death of any assistance dog or dog-in-training, is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Sect. 18-5812) Violation: Any person, firm, corporation or agent thereof who interferes with the above enumerated rights is guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable accordingly. (Sect. 56-706)

Illinois, 

White Cane Law of 1969, Chapter 23, Section 775 ILCS 30-1 and 775 ILCS 30-3; Chapter 38, Paragraph 65-1; Human Rights Act, Chapter 68, Paragraph 3-104.1;Illinois Vehicle Code, Chapter 95, Section 625 ILCS5/11-1004.1/2 Illinois statutes guarantee a blind person the legal right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog guide in harness in all public accommodations and on all common carriers. A dog guide user also has a legal right to equal housing accommodation in regard to both rentals and sales. No extra charge can be levied because of the dog’s presence, but the dog guide user is liable for any damages the dog might cause to the premises. A blind person also has a legal right to equal employment in the service of the state or in its political subdivisions, and in any other employment supported in whole or part with public funds, unless the physical disability prevents performance of the works involved. Public accommodations include public facilities, hotels, restaurants, stores, places of amusement and resort, and all other places to which the public is invited. (Sect. 775 ILCS 30-3, Chapter 38, Par. 65-1) Common carriers include trains, airplanes, boats, buses, taxis, and all other modes of transportation offered for public use. Common carriers may request identification and may also request muzzling. (Sect. 775 ILCS 30-1) Housing includes all rental property and other real property offered for sale, but there is no requirement that property be modified nor is the owner responsible for providing a higher degree of care than that furnished other persons. (Human Rights Act, Chapter 68, Par. 3-104.1) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of -way to any blind pedestrian accompanied by a dog guide. (Sect. 625 ICLS 5/11-1004.1-2) Violation: Any person, firm, or corporation or agent thereof who interferes with the above rights is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and punishable under the appropriate civil or criminal statute. (Chapter 38, par. 65-1)

Indiana, 

Indiana Code, Sections 16-32-3-1, 16-32-3-2, 16-32-3-3, Section 16-18-2-297Indiana law guarantees a blind person the legal right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog guide in all public accommodations, which under previous statutes included all common carriers. No extra charge can be levied because of the dog’s presence, but the dog guide user is liable for any damage the dog may do to the premises. Equal housing accommodations are guaranteed by Indiana law to dog guide users. (Sect. 16-32-3-2) Public accommodations include hotels, restaurants, stores, places of amusement and resort, and all other places or establishments that cater or offer their services, facilities, or goods to the general public. (Sect. 16-32-3-2) It is the policy of this state that the blind, the visually disabled, and the otherwise physically disabled shall be employed in, state service, public schools, all other employment supported in whole or in part by public funds. (16-32-3-5) A person, not totally, blind who approaches a totally or partially blind pedestrian carrying a cane predominantly white or metallic in color, with or without a red tip, or using a guide dog; and fails to take all necessary precautions to avoid injury to the blind pedestrian; commits a Class C infraction. (Sect.16-32-3-3) Violation: Any person, firm, or corporation or agent thereof who interferes with the above enumerated rights commits a Class C infraction and can be fined up to $100, or imprisoned up to three months, or both. (Sect. 16-32-3-3) IOWA 1987 Code of Iowa, Sections 321.333 and 321.334 (enacted prior to 1946); and Chapter 601D, Sections 601D.1 through 601D.9 (enacted in 1959) Iowa statutory law guarantees a blind person the legal right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog guide in all public accommodations and on all public conveyances. No extra charge can be levied because of the dog’s presence, but the dog guide user is liable for any damage caused to the premises by the dog. A blind person has a right to equal employment opportunity in the service of the state, or its political subdivisions, or in the public schools and in other employment supported in whole or part by public funds, unless the visual impairment prevents performance of the work involved. Public accommodations include public facilities, hotels, restaurants, stores, places of amusement and resort, and all other places to which the public is invited. (Sect. 601D.4) Public conveyances include airplanes, trains, boats, taxis, elevators, and all other modes of transportation offered for public use. (Sect. 601D.3) The driver of a vehicle shall come to a complete stop for a pedestrian with a dog guide. (Sect. 321.333) Violation: Any person, firm, corporation, or agent thereof who interferes with the above enumerated rights is guilty of a simple misdemeanor and punishable accordingly under Iowa law. (Sect. 601D.7)

Iowa, 

216C.3   Free use of public facilities: Persons who are blind or partially blind and persons with physical disabilities have the same right as other persons to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, public elevators, public facilities, and other public places216C.4 Accommodations: Persons who are blind or partially blind and persons with physical disabilities are entitled to full and equal accommodations, facilities, and privileges of all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motorbuses, streetcars, boats, other public conveyances or modes of transportation, hotels, lodging places, eating places, places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort, and 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.216C.5 Use of guide dogs: Every blind or partially blind person shall have the right to be accompanied by a guide dog, under control and especially trained for the purpose, in any of the places listed in sections 216C.3 and 216C.4 without being required to make additional payment for the guide dog. A landlord shall waive lease restrictions on the keeping of a guide dog for a blind person. The blind person is liable for damage done to the premises or facilities by a guide dog.216C.6 Failure to use cane or dog not negligence: A blind or partially blind pedestrian not carrying a cane or using a guide dog in any place shall have all of the rights and privileges conferred by law upon other persons, and the failure of a blind or partially blind pedestrian to carry a cane or to use a guide dog in any place shall not be held to constitute or be evidence of contributory negligence.216C.7 Penalty for denying rights: Any person, firm, or corporation, or the agent of any person, firm, or corporation, who denies or interferes with the rights of any person under this chapter shall be guilty of a simple misdemeanor.