BILL NUMBER: SB 828	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 1, 2007
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 16, 2007

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Padilla

                        FEBRUARY 23, 2007

   An act to add Section 13159.85 to the Health and Safety Code,
relating to firefighters.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 828, as amended, Padilla. Firefighters: arson dogs.
   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 require the State Fire Marshal  , with
policy guidance and advice from the State Board of Fire Services, to
adopt regulations to establish   to develop 
standards  and procedures  for arson dogs and their handlers
that are based on specified standards issued by the California State
Firefighters Association.  The bill would permit the State Fire
Marshal, in cooperation with other recognized statewide fire
investigation entities, to amend and update these standards and
procedures as needed. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 13159.85 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   13159.85.  The State Fire Marshal  , with policy guidance
and advice from the State Board of Fire Services, shall adopt
regulations establishing standards for arson dogs and their 
 shall develop standards and procedures for arson dogs and their
 handlers. The standards  and procedures  shall be
based on those set forth in the publication entitled Accelerant
Detection, K-9 Team Standards issued by the California State
Firefighters Association in January 2007. The State Fire Marshal,
 with policy guidance and advice from the State Board of Fire
Services   in cooperation with other recognized
statewide fire investigation entities  , may amend and update
the standards  and procedures  as needed.