H1917B2696A05241 AJB:BTW 12/11/17 #90 A05241
AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 1917
Sponsor: REPRESENTATIVE CAUSER
Printer's No. 2696
Amend Bill, page 1, line 3, by inserting after "for" where it
occurs the first time
appointment by nonprofit corporations, for
Amend Bill, page 1, line 6, by striking out "and" and
inserting a comma
Amend Bill, page 1, lines 7 and 8, by striking out ", and
providing for applicability of" in line 7 and all of line 8 and
inserting
and for Humane Society Police Officer Advisory Board.
Amend Bill, page 1, lines 11 through 13, by striking out all
of said lines and inserting
Section 1. Section 3704 of Title 22 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a subsection to read:
§ 3704. Appointment by nonprofit corporations.
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(a.1) Notice to department.--Upon action by the court of
common pleas to order an appointment, the clerk of courts of the
county shall forward such information to the department for the
purpose of the Statewide registry established under section 3714
(relating to Statewide registry).
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Section 2. Sections 3705 and 3706(a) of Title 22 are amended
by adding paragraphs to read:
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for cause
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"state"
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Amend Bill, page 2, line 18, by inserting after "revoked"
for cause
Amend Bill, page 2, lines 21 and 22, by striking out all of
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Section 3. Section 3712(b), (c), (d), and (f) of Title 22
are amended and the section is amended by adding a subsection to
read:
Amend Bill, page 2, by inserting between lines 24 and 25
(b) Contracts.--The secretary, with the advice of the board,
shall contract with an accredited college or university,
including a community college, or other public or private
entity, for the establishment of a program for the training of
individuals to act as humane society police officers. The
contracted entity shall forward information pertaining to an
individual's successful completion of the initial training
program to the department for the purpose of maintaining the
Statewide registry established pursuant to section 3714
(relating to Statewide registry).
(c) Minimum requirements.--The program for the training of
humane society police officers shall include at a minimum [60]
80 hours of instruction in accordance with subsection (d).
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inserting
40
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inserting
40
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, safety
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"practices" and inserting
, including instruction in measures for discovery of
conditions and implementation of precautionary actions to
prevent harm or damage to persons, animals or property.
Amend Bill, page 3, lines 28 through 30; page 4, lines 1
through 12; by striking out all of said lines on said pages
Amend Bill, page 4, line 15, by striking out "commercial
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farm" and inserting
normal agricultural
Amend Bill, page 4, line 15, by inserting after "that"
includes agricultural animals and
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(f) Current officers.--Individuals who have been appointed
as humane society police officers prior to the effective date of
this chapter are exempt from the initial training requirements
pursuant to this section provided that the individual can
provide proof to the secretary of successful completion of a
similar training program for humane society police officers
established under the act of December 12, 1994 (P.L.956,
No.135), known as the Humane Society Police Officer Enforcement
Act. This subsection shall expire on the effective date of
subsection (f.1).
(f.1) Exemption.--Individuals who have been appointed as
humane society police officers and have successfully completed
initial training under this chapter prior to June 30, 2018,
shall be exempt from the initial training requirements under
this section provided that the individual can provide proof to
the secretary of successful completion of continuing education
training under section 3713 (relating to continuing education
program) within six months of the effective date of this
subsection.
Section 4. Section 3713 of Title 22 is amended to read:
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before "two-year"
Amend Bill, page 4, line 19, by striking out "] annual"
Amend Bill, page 4, line 29, by inserting an underscored
comma after "college"
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inserting
16
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inserting
eight
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, safety
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"practices" and inserting
, including instruction in measures for discovery of
conditions and implementation of precautionary actions to
prevent harm or damage to persons, animals or property.
Amend Bill, page 6, lines 15 through 29, by striking out all
of said lines
Amend Bill, page 7, line 2, by striking out "commercial farm"
and inserting
normal agricultural
Amend Bill, page 7, line 2, by inserting after "that"
includes agricultural animals and
Amend Bill, page 7, line 15, by striking out "3" and
inserting
5
Amend Bill, page 7, line 24, by striking out the comma after
"education" and inserting
and
Amend Bill, page 7, lines 26 and 27, by striking out ", and a
registration fee of $50"
Amend Bill, page 8, line 4, by striking out the comma after
"program)" and inserting
and
Amend Bill, page 8, line 6, by striking out ", and a renewal
fee of $50"
Amend Bill, page 8, lines 8 through 30; page 9, lines 1
through 4; by striking out all of said lines on said pages and
inserting
Section 6. Section 3715(b) of Title 22 is amended and the
section is amended by adding subsections to read:
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§ 3715. Humane Society Police Officer Advisory Board.
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(b) Membership.--The board shall consist of the following:
(1) The secretary or his designee, who shall act as a
chairman.
(2) A representative of [a society or association] an
organization in this Commonwealth of societies or
associations for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
(3) A humane society police officer.
(4) A representative of a Statewide veterinary medical
association.
(5) A representative of a farm organization.
(6) A district attorney or his designee.
(7) A representative of the police.
(8) A district justice.
(9) A court of common pleas judge or his designee.
(10) A clerk of courts.
(11) A representative of the Pennsylvania Game
Commission.
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(g) Training program approval.--The board shall review and
recommend programs required under sections 3712 (relating to
training program) and 3713 (relating to continuing education
program).
(h) Meetings.--The board shall meet at least once annually
or on a basis as necessary to sufficiently advise the secretary
and comply with subsection (g).
Section 7. This act shall take effect in one year.
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See A05241 in
the context
of HB1917