BILL NUMBER: SB 902	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JANUARY 7, 2008

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Padilla

                        FEBRUARY 23, 2007

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



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 902, as amended, Padilla.  Juvenile justice programs.
  Firefighters: accelerant detecting 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 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,
2010, and to consider information from and publications by recognized
statewide fire investigation entities, as specified.  
   Existing law establishes in each county treasury a Supplemental
Law Enforcement Services Fund (SLESF) and requires that moneys from
this fund be allocated to counties and cities located within a county
in accordance with specified requirements for, among other things,
front line law enforcement services. Existing law defines front line
law enforcement services to include juvenile justice programs and
allocates 50% of SLESF moneys to counties and cities and counties to
implement a comprehensive multiagency juvenile justice plan with
specified components and objectives.  
   This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to increase
funding to juvenile justice programs established pursuant to these
provisions. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee:  no
  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 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, 2010, 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.  
  SECTION 1.    It is the intent of the Legislature
to increase funding to juvenile justice programs established pursuant
to paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 30061 of the
Government Code as part of the Schiff-Cardenas Crime Prevention Act
of 2000.