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SALEM -- The state Senate has approved a bill establishing guidelines for service animals Under Senate Bill 610, a service animal would be defined as one that is trained to perform tasks for someone with a disability.

The issue arose because people were taking all kinds of pets into restaurants and stores, and passing them off as service animals.

The lead sponsor of the bill is Sen. Jeff Kruse, a Roseburg Republican.

While working on the bill, he heard of someone bringing a service snake to dinner. The Senate approved the bill unanimously. It now goes to the House.

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