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New Tennessee Law Will Ban Some Animals from Indoor Restaurant Areas

A bill to ban some animals from restaurants in Tennessee is close to becoming law.

This bill would ban any animal that isn’t a trained service animal from indoor restaurant areas. However, people would still be able to take them to outdoor areas.

This would not apply to service animals since that is federal law. Lawmakers say optional support animals would be affected by this since they aren’t certified service animals.

Service animals have been properly bred and raised for service to a person with a disability or patrol dogs.

The bill has passed the House and Senate and is now going to the Governor for his signature to become law.