Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 674
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             04/10/2013 04:31 PM       .                                

       Senator Braynon moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 96 and 97
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Subsection (4) of section 828.27, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         828.27 Local animal control or cruelty ordinances;
    8  penalty.—
    9         (4)(a)1. County-employed animal control officers shall, and
   10  municipally employed animal control officers may, successfully
   11  complete a 40-hour minimum standards training course. Such
   12  course shall include, but is not limited to, training for:
   13  animal cruelty investigations, search and seizure, animal
   14  handling, courtroom demeanor, and civil citations. The course
   15  curriculum must be approved by the Florida Animal Control
   16  Association. An animal control officer who successfully
   17  completes such course shall be issued a certificate indicating
   18  that he or she has received a passing grade.
   19         2. Any animal control officer who is authorized prior to
   20  January 1, 1990, by a county or municipality to issue citations
   21  is not required to complete the minimum standards training
   22  course.
   23         3. In order to maintain valid certification, every 2 years
   24  each certified county-employed animal control officer shall
   25  complete 4 hours of postcertification continuing education
   26  training. Such training may include, but is not limited to,
   27  training for: animal cruelty investigations, search and seizure,
   28  animal handling, courtroom demeanor, and civil citations.
   29         (b) The governing body of a county or municipality may
   30  impose and collect a surcharge of up to $5 upon each civil
   31  penalty imposed for violation of an ordinance relating to animal
   32  control or cruelty. The proceeds from such surcharges shall be
   33  used to pay the costs of training for animal control officers.
   34         (c) In addition to the uses set forth in paragraph (b), a
   35  county as defined in s. 125.011 may use the proceeds specified
   36  in that paragraph and any carryover or fund balance from such
   37  proceeds for animal shelter operating expenses. This paragraph
   38  shall expire July 1, 2014.
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   41         And the title is amended as follows:
   42         Delete line 12
   43  and insert:
   44         maximum fee for copies of such records; amending s.
   45         828.27, F.S.; providing that proceeds, carryover, and
   46         fund balances may be used to fund animal shelter
   47         operating expenses; providing an