Bill Status of HB3556 101st General Assembly
Short Description: ANIMALS-POLICE & SERVICE
Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person who kills or severely injures: (1) any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency when placed off duty; (2) any service animal; (3) any search and rescue dog; (4) any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training; or (5) any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or while off duty, while he or she is in the commission of a felony, is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Provides that a person is not in violation if the animal used by a law enforcement department or agency was used against the person in violation of the law enforcement department or agency's use of force continuum or policy. Provides that person may not recklessly permit a dog that is owned, harbored, or controlled by the person and off its owner's property or at large to cause injury to or the death of a guide, hearing, or support dog. Makes other changes.