BILL NUMBER: SB 828	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Senator Padilla

                        FEBRUARY 23, 2007

   An act relating to firefighters.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 828, as introduced, Padilla. Firefighters.
   Existing law requires peace officer and civilian drug detection
canine trainers working under the direction of a law enforcement
agency to follow specified protocols of behavior.
   This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to require
the State Fire Marshal to adopt regulations to establish standards
for arson dogs and their handlers that are similar to the regulations
regarding law enforcement canine units and their handlers.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  It is the intent of the Legislature to require the
State Fire Marshal to adopt regulations to establish standards for
arson dogs and their handlers that are similar to the regulations
regarding law enforcement canine units.