- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers have passed a proposal that would offer business owners more discretion to remove misbehaving animals under state law.

Lawmakers reached a compromise with service animal advocates to revise the proposal that originally called for the registration of service animals and penalties for impostors.

Sen. Barbara McGuire of Kearny is backing the measure that would allow business owners to ask people to leave if their service animals are out of control or are not housebroken.

The bill would add into state law what is already allowed under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

The House passed Senate Bill 1382 on a 57-1 Tuesday. It now moves back to the Senate for final approval.

Democrat Stefanie Mach lauded the bill for making it easier for police to enforce the law.

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