I use to work at the Marriott, and the polocy was exactly that. They can't charge you for your service animal, unless something happens. If they are doing this, you may have a case to make an issue. To me that is extortion, because this is tarting to happen in even cabs. In the miami aria, and even in some eating astablishments. I'm glad to be your humble and obedient servant, Zechen Elder Daniel Ben Moshe, Benai Yahshuah Synagogue Of Broward County, www.theblindcansee.org Choose ye this day whom you will serve. If Yahweh be Elohim, then serve him, with all of your hart. However, if bail be your master. Then serve him. As for me, and my house. We choose, to serve Yahweh! The late Bishop Joe Patterson told a story long ago, when i was a small child. About Elijah, and the 450 false prophets of bail. He said that Elijah, stood, and told the false prophets to go on ahead, because they had a much larger program. He said that they had 450 participants, and he only had one. Elijah, also reminded them, that they had to drag their god up the mountain side on an ox cart. the man of yahweh, also said, that his Elohim would be there when he arrived. He said mockingly,you go on ahead. Heck, I will even let you call your god first. I'M going to take a nap, and when you guys finish your foolishness, wake me up. Go ahead now, take your best shot. Bishop Joe O Patterson A blessed memory 1963-1989 -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lighthouse of the Big Bend Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 1:35 PM To: tabi Cc: fcb-l Subject: [tabi] Question & answer about motel and service dogs Thought some folks might find this interesting... although many may already know it : ) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Subject: Question & answer about motel and service dogs A friend of mine who does training at Hilton Hotels tells me that it is illegal to charge extra for a service dog staying in a hotel? I have been charged extra for my dog as we travel at motels by about 15 dollars a room for the dog. There is no problem with getting her in the room - but my friend said that they can only charge if the dog does something in the room then that is fine. Their policy for pets staying in the room is $15 a night extra. This was new to me and I told her I could not recall reading anything about this under title II. Could you clarify this for me? Thanks ..... Answer: Hotels are covered by title III, not title II. (Places of public accommodation - title III vs. programs and services of state or local governments (title II). The issue you raise concerns an unlawful surcharge. See http://www.ada.gov/qasrvc.htm , question 7: 7. Q: Can I charge a maintenance or cleaning fee for customers who bring service animals into my business? A: No. Neither a deposit nor a surcharge may be imposed on an individual with a disability as a condition to allowing a service animal to accompany the individual with a disability, even if deposits are routinely required for pets. However, a public accommodation may charge its customers with disabilities if a service animal causes damage so long as it is the regular practice of the entity to charge non-disabled customers for the same types of damages. For example, a hotel can charge a guest with a disability for the cost of repairing or cleaning furniture damaged by a service animal if it is the hotel's policy to charge when non-disabled guests cause such damage. Marc Dubin, Esq. Director of Advocacy Center for Independent Living of South Florida www.ADAadvocacyBlog.org mdubin@xxxxxxxxx 305-896-3000 mobile fax: 877-731-3030 www.cavnet.org EIN: 52-2117529 Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.