HB2387 S JUDICIARY AMT
The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2387--A Bill to amend and reenact §5-11A-3, §5-11A-5, §5-11A-6 and §5-11A-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to reasonable accommodations under the West Virginia Fair Housing Act for persons with disabilities who need assistance animals; defining terms; requiring rules, policies, practices and services related to animals to be subject to reasonable accommodation; providing for the submission of documentation of the disability related need for the assistance animal; providing for the sufficiency of the requested documentation; prohibiting a request for access to medical records or providers; providing for the denial of a request for an accommodation of an assistance animal under certain circumstances; requiring a determination of a direct threat or substantial physical damage to be based on individualized assessment; prohibiting an unreasonable denial of accommodation; and replacing the term “handicapped” with the term “disability” throughout the article.