Rep. Carol Sente
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 1671
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1671 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
This Act may be cited as the
Police Service Dog Protection Act.
In this Act:
"Law enforcement agency" means a county, municipal, or
State law enforcement agency.
"Police dog" has the same meaning ascribed to the term in
subsection (e) of Section 3.55 of the Emergency Medical
Services (EMS) Systems Act.
(a) The law enforcement
agency, or handler of the police dog shall be required to have
every police dog receive, at minimum, an annual medical
examination by a licensed veterinarian.
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(b) Prior to beginning service as a police dog, the
employing law enforcement agency shall require the dog be
vaccinated against rabies as required under Section 8 of the
Animal Control Act.
Vehicles transporting police dogs;
A vehicle used to transport a police dog shall be equipped
with a heat sensor monitoring device which shall:
(1) monitor the internal temperature of the vehicle in
which the police dog is being transported;
(2) provide an audible and visual notification in the
vehicle if the interior temperature reaches 85 degrees
Fahrenheit which remotely notifies the law enforcement
officer responsible for the police dog or the law
enforcement agency's 24 hour dispatch center; and
(3) have a safety mechanism to reduce the interior
temperature of the vehicle.".