HB16-1112

HB16-1112 - Training Vets To Train Service Dogs Pilot Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Creation Of The Training Veterans To Train Their Own Service Dogs Pilot Program.

The bill creates the training veterans to train their own service dogs pilot program (program) and the training veterans to train their own service dogs pilot program fund. The purpose of the program is to identify a group of up to 10 eligible veterans, as defined by federal law and who have been referred by a qualified mental health professional, to participate in the program, to pair with dogs. The dogs will be identified by qualified canine trainers in conjunction with the veterans. The participants will foster, train, and ultimately utilize the dog he or she has been paired with as a service or companion animal. The program will further offer those veterans who graduate from the program with a trained dog the opportunity and necessary follow-along services to expand the program, if willing, through identifying, fostering, and training a subsequent dog for another eligible veteran who is unable to complete one or more parts of the process due to physical or other limitations.

The executive director of the department of human services (director) shall establish and post criteria, including eligibility criteria, for the program. The director shall establish guidelines and timelines for a request for proposals process to select a nonprofit entity (nonprofit) to facilitate operations for the program. The chosen nonprofit shall record and report measurable outcomes to the director.

Latest update: June 10, 2016
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/17/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/10/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
05/10/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/06/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/03/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/29/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/29/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/28/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/08/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/20/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services