SB 0474 Requires training for law enforcement canines and their handlers
LR Number:S2043.01I Fiscal Note:2043-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:03/23/99 - Removed S Consent Calendar Journal page:S528
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
Full Bill Text | All Actions | Available Summaries | Senate Home Page | List of 1999 Senate Bills
Current Bill Summary

SB 474 - This act provides that the Department of Public Safety may certify canine and canine-handler training programs for canines engaged in police work. After July 1, 2000, law enforcement agencies acquiring a dog for police-related work must acquire a dog that has been trained as required by the Department. The Department shall establish a recommended training program for dog-handler teams and shall certify those teams that meet the training standard. The act is similar to SB 891 from 1998.