Florida Senate - 2017                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for HB 241
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             05/01/2017 09:22 AM       .                                

       Senator Perry moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 13 - 62
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 489.529, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         489.529 Alarm verification calls required.—All residential
    8  or commercial intrusion/burglary alarms that have central
    9  monitoring must have a central monitoring verification call made
   10  to a telephone number associated with the premises generating
   11  the alarm signal, prior to alarm monitor personnel contacting a
   12  law enforcement agency for alarm dispatch. The central
   13  monitoring station must employ call-verification methods for the
   14  premises generating the alarm signal if the first call is not
   15  answered. However, if the intrusion/burglary alarms have
   16  properly operating visual or auditory sensors that enable the
   17  monitoring personnel to verify the alarm signal, verification
   18  calling is not required if:
   19         (1)The intrusion/burglary alarm has a properly operating
   20  visual or auditory sensor that enables the monitoring personnel
   21  to verify the alarm signal; or
   22         (2)The intrusion/burglary alarm is installed on a premises
   23  that is used for the storage of firearms or ammunition by a
   24  person who holds a valid federal firearms license as a
   25  manufacturer, importer, or dealer of firearms or ammunition,
   26  provided the customer notifies the alarm monitoring company that
   27  he or she holds such license and would like to bypass the two
   28  call verification protocol. Upon initiation of a new alarm
   29  monitoring service contract, the alarm monitoring company shall
   30  make reasonable efforts to inform a customer who holds a valid
   31  federal firearms license as a manufacturer, importer, or dealer
   32  of firearms or ammunition of his or her right to opt out of the
   33  two-call verification protocol.
   34         Section 2. Present subsections (3) through (10) of section
   35  553.793, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
   36  through (11), respectively, subsection (1) and present
   37  subsection (6) of that section are amended, and a new subsection
   38  (3) is added to that section, to read:
   39         553.793 Streamlined low-voltage alarm system installation
   40  permitting.—
   41         (1) As used in this section, the term:
   42         (a) “Contractor” means a person who is qualified to engage
   43  in the business of electrical or alarm system contracting
   44  pursuant to a certificate or registration issued by the
   45  department under part II of chapter 489.
   46         (b) “Low-voltage alarm system project” means a project
   47  related to the installation, maintenance, inspection,
   48  replacement, or service of a new or existing alarm system, as
   49  defined in s. 489.505, which that is hardwired and operating at
   50  low voltage, as defined in the National Electrical Code Standard
   51  70, Current Edition, or a new or existing low-voltage electric
   52  fence, and ancillary components or equipment attached to such a
   53  system or fence, including, but not limited to, home-automation
   54  equipment, thermostats, closed-circuit television systems,
   55  access controls, battery-charging devices, and video cameras.
   56         (c) “Low-voltage electric fence” means an alarm system, as
   57  defined in s. 489.505, consisting of a fence structure and an
   58  energizer powered by a commercial storage battery not exceeding
   59  12 volts which produces an electric charge upon contact with the
   60  fence structure.
   61         (d) “Wireless alarm system” means a burglar alarm system or
   62  smoke detector that is not hardwired.
   63         (3) A low-voltage electric fence must meet all of the
   64  following requirements to be permitted as a low-voltage alarm
   65  system project, and no further permit shall be required for such
   66  low-voltage alarm system project other than as provided in this
   67  section:
   68         (a) The electric charge produced by the low-voltage
   69  electric fence upon contact does not exceed energizer
   70  characteristics set forth in paragraph 22.108 and depicted in
   71  Figure 102 of International Electrotechnical Commission Standard
   72  No. 60335-2-76, Current Edition.
   73         (b) A nonelectric fence or wall must completely enclose the
   74  low-voltage electric fence. The low-voltage electric fence may
   75  be up to 2 feet higher than the perimeter nonelectric fence or
   76  wall.
   77         (c) The low-voltage electric fence must be identified using
   78  warning signs attached to the fence at intervals of not more
   79  than 60 feet.
   80         (d) The low-voltage electric fence may not be installed in
   81  an area zoned exclusively for single-family or multi-family
   82  residential use.
   83         (e) The low-voltage electric fence may not enclose
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   86  And the title is amended as follows:
   87         Delete lines 2 - 5
   88  and insert:
   89         An act relating to alarm systems; amending s. 489.529,
   90         F.S.; providing an exclusion from the requirement for
   91         a verification call before alarm dispatch for
   92         specified premises under certain circumstances;
   93         requiring alarm monitoring companies to make
   94         reasonable efforts to inform certain customers of
   95         specified rights; amending s. 553.793, F.S.;
   96         redefining the term “low-voltage alarm system project”
   97         to include low-voltage electric fences; defining the
   98         term “low-voltage electric