BILL NUMBER: SB 828	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 17, 2007
	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
  accelerate detection  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 , in
conjunction with recognized statewide fire investigation entities,
 to  develop   update and amend 
standards and procedures for  arson   accelerate
detection  dogs and their handlers  that are based on
specified standards issued by the California State Firefighters
Association   ,   as specified  . The bill
would  permit the State Fire Marshal, in cooperation with
other   require these standards and procedures to be
updated and amended on or before January 1, 2009, and to be based
upon information from and publications by  recognized statewide
fire investigation entities,  to amend and update these
standards and procedures as needed   as specified 
.
   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  , in conjunction with
recognized statewide fire investigation entities, including, but not
limited to, the California State Firefighters Association, 
shall  develop   update and amend 
standards and procedures for  arson   accelerate
detection  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, in cooperation with other recognized statewide
fire investigation entities, may amend and update the standards and
procedures as needed.   updated and amended on or before
January 1, 2009, and shall include, but are not limited to,
department and handler selection and evaluation, canine selection,
fire scene practices, blind odor recognition testing, field searches,
searching people, and statutes and regulations relating to the use
of accelerant detection dogs. The standards and procedures shall
consider, but are not limited to, information from and publications
by recognized statewide fire investigation entities, including, but
not limited to, the California State Firefighters Association.