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2023 SB 932: An Act Concerning Police Animals And Dogs In Volunteer Canine Search And Rescue Teams.

To (1) increase the penalty for intentionally injuring a police animal or dog in a volunteer canine search and rescue team; (2) establish a penalty for annoying, teasing, tormenting or harassing a police animal confined in a motor vehicle; (3) allow emergency medical services personnel to provide emergency treatment and transportation to an injured police animal under certain circumstances; and (4) establish a grant program to provide canine officers with body armor.


  • Berthel, Eric C.
  • Nuccio, Tammy
  • Quinn, Michael D
  • Cicarella, Paul
  • Mcgorty, Ben
  • Scott, Tony J
  • Klarides-ditria, Nicole
  • Barry, Jill


2023-02-01 REF. TO JOINT COMM. ON Public Safety and Security
2023-02-10 PUBLIC HEARING 0214
2023-03-16 Joint Favorable
2023-03-16 FILED WITH LCO
2023-03-27 REFERRED TO Office of Legislative Research AND Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/03/23
2023-04-03 RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2023-04-03 FAV. RPT., TAB. FOR CAL., SEN.
2023-04-03 FILE NO. 375
2023-04-26 REF. BY SEN. TO COMM. ON Appropriations
2023-05-01 Joint Favorable
2023-05-02 FILED WITH LCO
2023-05-02 RPTD. OUT OF LCO
2023-05-02 NO NEW FILE BY COMM. ON Appropriations
2023-05-02 FAV. RPT., TAB. FOR CAL., SEN.
2023-05-04 REF. BY SEN. TO COMM. ON Judiciary

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