CURRY,JULIE, DART, ERWIN, BUGIELSKI, BURKE,
LYONS,JOSEPH, YOUNGE, MOFFITT, BRADY, LYONS,EILEEN,
MATHIAS, RIGHTER AND BRADLEY.
CD CORR-SERVICE DOG TRAINING
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Creates the Helping
Paws Service Dog Program within the correctional industries program of
the Department of Corrections. Provides that the Department shall
select persons who are committed to the Department to be trained as
service dog trainers. Provides that a committed person selected for
the Program shall receive instruction in dog obedience training,
service dog training, and dog health care. Provides that the
Department shall provide service dogs to disabled persons free of
charge. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes the title and everything after the enacting clause.
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections to create the Helping Paws
Service Dog Program. Incorporates the provisions of the introduced
bill but makes the following changes: (1) changes the definition of
"disabled person", (2) adds a definition of "animal care
professional", (3) provides that the program is also designed to train
committed persons to be animal care professionals, (4) provides that
priority must be given to committed persons who have a high school
diploma or who have passed the high school level Test of General
Educational Development, (5) provides that a review committee
consisting of an equal number of persons from the Department of
Corrections and a non-profit organization designated by the Department
are to select a disabled person to receive the service dog, and (6)
provides that the non-profit organization must select the dogs to be
trained as service dogs.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Provides that the Department of Corrections may (rather than
shall) establish the Helping Paws Service Dog Program, contract with
service dog professionals to train committed persons to be certified
service dog trainers, and designate a non-profit organization to
select animals from humane societies and shelters for the purpose of
being trained as service dogs.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0236
Last action date: AUG-03-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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