Florida League of Cities

Care for Retired Law Enforcement Dogs (Support) – PASSED 

CS/SB 226 (Powell) creates the Care for Retired Law Enforcement Dog Program within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The bill requires that the FDLE contract with a nonprofit corporation to administer and manage the program. To qualify, a dog must have served at least five years with an agency or three years if the dog was injured in the line of duty. CS/SB 226 passed the Senate (36-0) and the House (117-0) and is awaiting action by the Governor. (Taggart)