SENATE BILL NO. 143
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6, CHAPTER 45 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SUPPORT ANIMALS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two—thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Amend §4501, Title 6, Delaware Code by adding a new subsection 3, as follows:
"(3) 'Handicap' includes the use of support animal(s) because of a physical
handicap of the user. Support animal means any animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks to meet the requirements of a physically disabled person, including, but not limited to, minimal protection work, rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items."
Section 2. Amend §4504(a), Title 6, Delaware Code by adding the following:
For the purposes of training support animals to be used by the handicapped, all trainers and their support animals shall be included within the those covered by this subsection."
Approved June 29, 1987.