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Sponsors: Reps. D.C. Moss, Pitts, Pope, Patrick, McEachern, Bannister, Delleney, Tallon and Weeks
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Introduced in the House on February 20, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on April 16, 2013
Last Amended on April 10, 2013
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Certification of Canine Teams
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/20/2013 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 39) 2/20/2013 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 39) 3/20/2013 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks 3/20/2013 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 47) 4/10/2013 House Amended (House Journal-page 12) 4/10/2013 House Read second time (House Journal-page 12) 4/10/2013 House Roll call Yeas-111 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 14) 4/11/2013 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 49) 4/16/2013 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 16) 4/16/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 16)
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April 10, 2013
Introduced by Reps. D.C. Moss, Pitts, Pope, Patrick, McEachern, Bannister, Delleney, Tallon and Weeks
S. Printed 4/10/13--H.
Read the first time February 20, 2013.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-23-140 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF CANINE TEAMS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 23, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 23-23-140. (A) For purposes of this section, 'patrol canine teams' refers to a certified officer and a specific patrol canine controlled by the handler working together in the performance of law enforcement or correctional duties. 'Patrol canine teams' does not refer to canines used exclusively for tracking or specific detection.
(B) The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy shall verify that a patrol canine team has been certified by a nationally recognized police dog association or similar organization that has obtained its approval.
(C) No law enforcement or corrections agency may utilize a patrol canine team after July 1, 2014, unless the team has met all certification requirements."
SECTION 2. Section 23-23-80 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 355 of 2008, is further amended to read:
"Section 23-23-80. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council is authorized to:
(1) receive and disburse funds, including those hereinafter provided in this chapter;
(2) accept any donations, contributions, funds, grants, or gifts from private individuals, foundations, agencies, corporations, or the state or federal governments, for the purpose of carrying out the programs and objectives of this chapter;
(3) consult and cooperate with counties, municipalities, agencies, or official bodies of this State or of other states, other governmental agencies, and with universities, colleges, junior colleges, and other institutions, concerning the development of police training schools, programs, or courses of instruction, selection, and training standards, or other pertinent matters relating to law enforcement;
(4) publish or cause to be published manuals, information bulletins, newsletters, and other materials to achieve the objectives of this chapter;
(5) make such regulations as may be necessary for the administration of this chapter, including the issuance of orders directing public law enforcement agencies to comply with this chapter and all regulations so promulgated;
(6) certify and train qualified candidates and applicants for law enforcement officers and provide for suspension, revocation, or restriction of the certification, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the council;
(7) require all public entities or agencies that employ or appoint law enforcement officers to provide records in the format prescribed by regulation of employment information of law enforcement officers;
(8) provide by regulation for mandatory continued training of certified law enforcement officers, this training to be completed within each of the various counties requesting this training on a regional basis; and
(9) establish or endorse training, certification, and written policy standards for law enforcement agencies in the use and deployment of canines in corrections or police work, and designate appropriate organizations to grant such certification on an annual basis."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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