Florida Senate - 2017 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for HB 241 Ì896048EÎ896048 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) 2 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 toalarm 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 have16 properly operating visual or auditory sensors that enable the17 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. 36 37 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 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.