- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a proposal that gives business owners more discretion to remove misbehaving service 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 allows business owners to ask people to leave if their service animals are out of control or are not housebroken.

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

Democrat Stefanie Mach says the bill for makes it easier for police to enforce the law.

Ducey signed the legislation Wednesday.

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