Bill Status of HB4690 100th General Assembly
Short Description: ANIMALS-POLICE DOG PROTECTION
Rep. Carol Sente
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Police Service Dog Protection Act. Provides that 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. Provides that prior to beginning service as a police dog, the employing law enforcement agency shall require the dog be vaccinated against rabies as required under the Animal Control Act. Provides that 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.