Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 96
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/11/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Bean) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 39 - 65
    4  and insert:
    5         (2) Any person who intentionally and knowingly, without
    6  lawful cause or justification, causes great bodily harm,
    7  permanent disability, or death to, or uses a deadly weapon upon,
    8  a police canine dog, fire canine dog, SAR canine dog, or police
    9  horse commits a felony of the second third degree, punishable as
   10  provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   11         (3) Any person who actually and intentionally maliciously
   12  touches, strikes, or causes bodily harm to a police canine dog,
   13  fire canine dog, SAR canine dog, or police horse commits a
   14  misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s.
   15  775.082 or s. 775.083.
   16         (4) Any person who intentionally or knowingly maliciously
   17  harasses, teases, interferes with, or attempts to interfere with
   18  a police canine dog, fire canine dog, SAR canine dog, or police
   19  horse while the animal is in the performance of its duties
   20  commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as
   21  provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
   22         (5) A person convicted of an offense under this section
   23  shall make restitution for injuries caused to the police canine
   24  dog, fire canine dog, SAR canine dog, or police horse and shall
   25  pay the replacement cost of the animal if, as a result of the
   26  offense, the animal can no longer perform its duties.
   27         Section 2. Subsection (1) of section 767.16, Florida
   28  Statutes, is amended to read:
   29         767.16 Police canine or service dog; exemption.—
   30         (1) Any canine dog that is owned, or the service of which
   31  is employed, by a law enforcement agency, is exempt from this
   32  part.
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   34  And the title is amended as follows:
   35         Delete lines 3 - 9
   36  and insert:
   37         dogs and police horses; amending s. 843.19, F.S.;
   38         revising the defined terms "police dog" to "police
   39         canine," "fire dog" to "fire canine," and "SAR dog" to
   40         "SAR canine"; increasing the penalty for intentionally
   41         and knowingly causing great bodily harm, permanent
   42         disability, or death to, or using a deadly weapon
   43         upon, police canines or horses, fire canines, or SAR
   44         canines; amending s. 767.16, F.S.; revising the term
   45         "dog" to "canine" to conform to changes made by the
   46         act;