Rep. Mike Murphy
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2574
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2574 on page 1,
line 19, after "responsible.", by inserting:
A paramedic or firefighter may use the authority under this
Section only when acting in accordance with policy established
by the employing fire department or fire protection district.
This policy shall require, at a minimum, that a paramedic or
firefighter who removes an animal from a motor vehicle under
this Section shall remain on the scene with the animal until an
animal control officer or a law enforcement officer can take
possession of the animal. If the owner takes possession, the
paramedic or firefighter must report the incident to local law
enforcement or animal control.