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39-1101. Rights of persons with disabilities. It is hereby declared to be the policy of this state to encourage and enable the blind, the visually disabled and persons who are otherwise disabled to participate fully in the social and economic life of the state and to engage in remunerative employment. Such persons shall have the same right as the able-bodied to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, public facilities and other public places; and such persons are entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of: (a) All common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, street cars, boats or any other public conveyances or modes of transportation; (b) hotels, lodging places and places of public accommodation, amusement or resort, including food service establishments and establishments for sale of food; and (c) 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.

History: L. 1969, ch. 54, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 159, § 1; L. 2003, ch. 64, § 2; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"The Law and Handicapped Persons: Achieving Equality Through New Rights," Karl Menninger II and William J. Dittmeier, 47 J.B.A.K. 181, 186 (1978).

"What Should Lawyers Know from the 2003 Kansas Legislative Session?" Whitney B. Damron, 72 J.K.B.A. No. 7, 16 (2003).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Use of support dogs by physically disabled persons. 91-16.


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