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Mandate 1105

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Detector canines and detector canine handlers; training and database
Purpose of legislation
The bill requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish compulsory minimum training standards for detector canine handlers employed by the Department of Corrections, standards for the training and retention of canines used by the Department of Corrections, and a database on the performance and effectiveness of detector canines. The bill requires that correctional officers employed by the Department of Corrections comply with such requirements.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 535 (2020)
VAC chapters to be amended
6 vac 20 - 105 : Rules Relating to the Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Detector Canine Handlers Employed by the Department of Corrections; Standards for the Training and Retention of Detector Canines used by the Department of Corrections
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5724: New Regulation for the Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Detector Canine Handlers Employed by the Department of Corrections and Standards for the Training and Retention of Detector Canines
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