New bill in Michigan House would crack down on fake emotional support animals

Posted at 12:22 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 13:05:46-04

(WXYZ) — A new Michigan House bill would punish people who lie about having emotional support animals.

Per House Bill 4910, a person would receive a misdemeanor for having a fake support animal. Punishment includes up to a $500 fine, up to 90 days in jail and community service.

The bill would also require that the person who receives an emotional support animal must have a disability, and that health care providers have to treat a patient for at least six months before prescribing an emotional support animal.

The bill has been referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.

To read more about the bill, click here.