West Virginia Statutes, White Cane Law 1969, Chapter 150, Article 15, Sections 5-15-1 through 5-15-8
West Virginia law guarantees a blind person the legal right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog guide in harness in any public accommodation and on all public transportation. No extra charge can be levied because of the dog's presence, but the dog guide user is liable for any damage caused by the dog. State policy also endorses equal employment opportunity in its state service, or in the service of its political subdivisions and public schools, and in any employment supported in whole or part by public funds, except when the disability prevents performance of the work involved.
Public accommodations include hotels, restaurants, stores, places of resort and amusement, and all other places to which the public is invited. (Sect. 5-15-4)
Public transportation includes trains, boats, buses, taxis, airplanes, and all other common carriers and modes of conveyance offered for public use. (Sect. 5-15-4)
Violation: Any person, firm, corporation or agent thereof who interferes with the above enumerated rights is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine. (Sect. 5-15-8)