West Michigan lawmaker sponsors bill that cracks down on fraudulent therapy dogs

Oscar is a therapy dog being used at the Muskegon County Court. (Oct. 24, 2014)
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Peter MacGregor, a Republican state senator from Rockford, wants to prohibit people from misrepresenting their need for a service animal. 

He is the sponsor of a bill that cracks down on fraudulent therapy dogs. The bill requires a person to get a doctor's note in order to get an emotional support animal. 

MacGregor says the goal of the legislation is to maintain the integrity of the service animals--for those who truly need them. 

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