HARRISBURG – The Senate of Pennsylvania gave its unanimous support on Tuesday to a measure sponsored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) that provides for licensing fee exemptions for service dogs in Pennsylvania.
Phillips-Hill’s proposal builds on existing law that currently provides for licensing fee exemptions for dogs that are part of a municipal or State Police K-9 unit, as well as service dogs used for aid.
Senate Bill 85 expands the law to provide licensing fee exemptions for service dogs used for Sheriff’s offices, fire departments, EMTs and other emergency service organizations.
“By removing this fee, we have an opportunity to better assist our local emergency responders who strive to help all of us every single day,” Phillips-Hill said.
The bill now moves to the House of Representatives for its consideration.