TRENTON — Ben Shore, 16, and his service dog, Charlie, were in the Assembly chambers Monday as the legislators unanimously passed a bill that would impose fines on those who deny access to disabled people with service dogs.
Ben Shore, 16, of Cherry Hill, holds his service dog Charlie’s paw to the button he pressed to cast a ‘yes’ vote for Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, at right. Courtesy of Ben Shore 
They weren’t just looking on from the gallery. Sitting next to Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington), his goldendoodle in his lap, Shore pressed his dog’s fluffy paw on the button to cast Lampitt’s vote in favor of the bill she co-sponsored.
“She said, ‘You guys are voting,'” Shore said. “So Charlie voted ‘yes.'”
“Charlie’s Law,” if passed by the Senate and signed by Gov. Chris Christie, would impose fines starting at $250 for anyone who refuses to allow a service dog into a public place without cause.
Shore said …
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