BILL NUMBER: SB 828	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 30, 2007
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 27, 2007
	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, Padilla. Firefighters: 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 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 consider information from and publications by recognized
statewide fire investigation entities, as specified.


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 update and
amend standards and procedures for 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 detecting canines. The State Fire
Marshal, in updating and amending the standards and procedures, shall
consider information from and publications by recognized statewide
fire investigation entities, including, but not limited to, the
California State Firefighters' Association.