Full Statute Name:  West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated. Chapter 510. Animals. Act 83. Police Service Dog Protection Act

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Popular Title:  Police Service Dog Protection Act Primary Citation:  510 I.L.C.S. 83/1 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2020 Alternate Citation:  IL ST CH 510 § 83/1 Date Adopted:  2019 Historical: 
Summary: This 2019 set of laws is known as the Police Service Dog Protection Act. It requires that the law enforcement agency or handler of the police dog shall be required to have every police dog receive, at minimum, an annual medical examination by a licensed veterinarian. Further, a vehicle transporting a police dog must be equipped with a heat sensor monitoring device that provides a visual and audible notification if the interior temperature reaches 85 degrees F as well as a safety mechanism to reduce the interior temperature.

83/1. Short title

83/5. Law enforcement agency

83/10. Medical care

83/15. Vehicles transporting police dogs; requirements

 


83/1. Short title

§ 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Police Service Dog Protection Act.

Credits

P.A. 100-666, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.

 

83/5. Law enforcement agency

§ 5. Definitions. In this Act:

“Law enforcement agency” means a county, municipal, or State law enforcement agency.

“Police dog” has the same meaning ascribed to the term in subsection (e) of Section 3.55 of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act.

Credits

P.A. 100-666, § 5, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.

 

83/10. Medical care

§ 10. Medical care. (a) The law enforcement agency, or handler of the police dog shall be required to have every police dog receive, at minimum, an annual medical examination by a licensed veterinarian.

(b) Prior to beginning service as a police dog, the employing law enforcement agency shall require the dog be vaccinated against rabies as required under Section 8 of the Animal Control Act.

Credits

P.A. 100-666, § 10, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.

 

83/15. Vehicles transporting police dogs; requirements

§ 15. Vehicles transporting police dogs; requirements. A vehicle used to transport a police dog shall be equipped with a heat sensor monitoring device which shall:

(1) monitor the internal temperature of the vehicle in which the police dog is being transported;

(2) provide an audible and visual notification in the vehicle if the interior temperature reaches 85 degrees Fahrenheit which remotely notifies the law enforcement officer responsible for the police dog or the law enforcement agency's 24-hour dispatch center; and

(3) have a safety mechanism to reduce the interior temperature of the vehicle.

Credits

P.A. 100-666, § 15, eff. Jan. 1, 2019. Amended by P.A. 101-81, § 655, eff. July 12, 2019.

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