Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act

AB 1199 (Nazarian)

AB 1199 was held in the Appropriations committee 5/2017.  The committee felt the cost to the state was to high to move forward.  SCIL will be working on pilot programs with local jurisdictions in the state.  Please stay tuned for our progress in getting officers trained.

Tragically, it is estimated that every ninety-eight minutes a dog is shot by law enforcement in the United States. This is a devastating situation for both the family and for the police officer involved. 

AB 1199 Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act will require mandatory in-service canine encounter training to California peace officers on how to both quickly and safely respond to unexpected situations when encountering a dog.  This invaluable training will give them the tools to protect themselves as well as the life of a treasured canine family member.

States that have already passed similar legislation. 


Enacted September 1, 2015



Enacted May 13, 2013


Enacted 1/1/2017

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