|Posted:||October 12, 2017 09:00 AM|
|From:||Representative Francis X. Ryan|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||LEGISLATION - STRENGTHEN TRAINING & OVERSIGHT OF HUMANE SOCIETY POLICE OFFICERS|
|I plan to introduce a bill that will strengthen the training and oversight of humane society police officers. Although these specialized officers play an important role in enforcing our state’s animal cruelty laws, and while doing so relieve our local governments of the cost of asking our municipal police to perform that role, it is absolutely necessary that humane society police officers be rigorously trained so that they can succeed at their duties.
My bill would strengthen the current training and oversight requirements by, among other things:
No one can countenance true cruelty to animals, but we must also be mindful to educate our humane society police officers about farms and rural communities so that they can focus their enforcement efforts against those who truly commit cruel acts.
I hope you will join me in sponsoring this legislation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Julianne Naccarato in my Capitol office via firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.783.1815.
Introduced as HB1917