SB 219 would penalize those who misrepresent an animal as a service animal $500 on the first offense. (Photo by 24K-Production/iStock Getty Images)

New bill could penalize those lying about service animal

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

A proposed law in Delaware would punish residents who lie about their animal being a service or assistance animal. Sponsored by Sen. Dave Lawson, R- Marydel, and Rep. Danny Short, R-Seaford, Senate Bill 219 would create penalties for misrepresentation of a service animal under the Delaware Equal Accommodations Law and misrepresentation of an assistance animal under the Delaware Fair Housing …