BILL NUMBER: SB 828	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JULY 12, 2007
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 17, 2007
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 1, 2007
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 16, 2007

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Padilla
    (   Coauthor:   Senator   Denham
  ) 
    (   Coauthor:   Assembly Member  
Berryhill   ) 

                        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:  accelerate
detection dogs.   accelerant detecting canines. 
   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 update and
amend standards and procedures for  accelerate detection dogs
  accelerant detecting canines  and their
handlers, as specified. The bill would require these standards and
procedures to be updated and amended on or before January 1, 2009,
and to  be based upon   consider 
information from and publications by recognized statewide fire
investigation entities, 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  
Firefighters'  Association, shall update and amend standards and
procedures for  accelerate detection dogs  
accelerant detecting canines  and their handlers. The standards
and procedures shall be 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   detecting
canines. The State Fire Marshal, in updating and amending 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  
Firefighters'  Association.