PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
56-705. Civil liability for intentional violation of statutes protecting disabled persons. Civil action may be brought against any person intentionally violating the provisions of section 18-5811, 18-5811A, 18-5812 or 18-5812A, Idaho Code, with judgment awarded upon proof of the elements to a preponderance of the evidence. As a part of any such civil judgment, a successful plaintiff shall be awarded punitive damages in an amount equal to all other damages suffered by the plaintiff, but in no event less than five hundred dollars ($500). The failure of a disabled person to use an assistance device or a service dog shall not be held to constitute nor be evidence of contributory negligence in any civil action.
[56-705, added 1997, ch. 267, sec. 12, p. 768; am. 2019, ch. 213, sec. 16, p. 650.]