Assembly Bill 742 will limit the use of police dogs to search/rescue, drugs, and explosives detection, and ban their use in apprehension or crowd control. The reason is racism. 

Obviously dogs are not racist so Democrats who control the legislature, and the ACLU and NAACP groups behind the bill, think police dog trainers are racist -  dogs attack people of color twice as often as white people, they state.

Democrats Corey Jackson and Ash Kalra say a ban is needed to "end a deeply racialized traumatic and harmful practice.", stating dogs were once used to hunt down escaped slaves and to quell violent riots more recently.