Florida Senate - 2017                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for HB 241
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .            Floor: C            
             05/01/2017 03:36 PM       .      05/03/2017 11:34 AM       

       Senator Perry moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete line 73
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 2. Effective October 1, 2017, section 489.529,
    6  Florida Statutes, is amended to 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, before prior to alarm monitor personnel
   12  contacting a law enforcement agency for alarm dispatch. The
   13  central monitoring station must employ call-verification methods
   14  for the premises generating the alarm signal if the first call
   15  is not 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 3. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
   35  act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
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   38  And the title is amended as follows:
   39         Delete lines 2 - 9
   40  and insert:
   41         An act relating to alarm systems; amending s. 553.793,
   42         F.S.; redefining the term “low-voltage alarm system
   43         project” to include low-voltage electric fences;
   44         defining the term “low-voltage electric fence”;
   45         providing requirements for a low-voltage electric
   46         fence to be permitted as a low-voltage alarm system
   47         project; conforming a cross-reference; amending s.
   48         489.529, F.S.; providing exclusions from the
   49         requirement for a verification call before alarm
   50         dispatch for specified premises under certain
   51         circumstances; requiring alarm monitoring companies to
   52         make reasonable efforts to inform certain customers of
   53         specified rights; providing effective dates.