Washington Statutes, White Cane Law, Chapter 70.84, Sections 70.84.010 through 70.84.900, last amended in 1997
Washington statutory law guarantees a blind person the legal right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog guide in harness in all places of public accommodation and on all public transportation. No extra charge can be levied because of the dog's presence. State policy also ensures equal employment opportunity in state service, in the service of its political subdivisions and public schools, and in employment supported in whole or part by public funds, except when the visual disability prevents performance of the work involved.
Public accommodations include hotels, restaurants, stores, public buildings, places of resort, amusement, and assemblage, and any other place to which the general public is invited. (Sect. 70. 84. 010, Sect. 70. 84. 030)
Public transportation includes trains, buses, airplanes, boats, taxis, and any other common carriers or modes of conveyance offered for public use. (Sect. 70. 84. 010, Sect. 70. 84. 030)
Violation: Any person, firm, corporation or agent thereof who interferes with the above enumerated rights is guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable under Washington law accordingly. (Sect.70. 84. 070)