Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 876
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Bean moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 489.529, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         489.529 Alarm confirmation verification calls required.—All
    8  residential or commercial intrusion/burglary alarms that have
    9  central monitoring are required to have the alarm monitoring
   10  company attempt to confirm the alarm signal by must have a
   11  central monitoring verification call, text message, or other
   12  electronic means made to the owner, occupant, or an authorized
   13  designee a telephone number associated with the premises
   14  generating the alarm signal, before alarm monitor personnel
   15  contact a law enforcement agency for alarm dispatch. The alarm
   16  monitoring company central monitoring station must attempt to
   17  confirm employ call-verification methods for the premises
   18  generating the alarm signal a second time via communication with
   19  the owner, occupant, or an authorized designee associated with
   20  the premises if the first attempt to confirm call is
   21  unsuccessful not answered. However, alarm signal confirmation
   22  verification calling is not required if:
   23         (1) The intrusion/burglary alarm has a properly operating
   24  visual or auditory sensor that enables the alarm monitoring
   25  personnel to verify the alarm signal; or
   26         (2) The intrusion/burglary alarm is installed on a premises
   27  that is used for the storage of firearms or ammunition by a
   28  person who holds a valid federal firearms license as a
   29  manufacturer, importer, or dealer of firearms or ammunition,
   30  provided the customer notifies the alarm monitoring company that
   31  he or she holds such license and would like to bypass the two
   32  attempt confirmation two-call verification protocol. Upon
   33  initiation of a new alarm monitoring service contract, the alarm
   34  monitoring company shall make reasonable efforts to inform a
   35  customer who holds a valid federal firearms license as a
   36  manufacturer, importer, or dealer of firearms or ammunition of
   37  his or her right to opt out of the two-attempt confirmation two
   38  call verification protocol.
   39         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.
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   42  And the title is amended as follows:
   43         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   44  and insert:
   45                        A bill to be entitled                      
   46         An act relating to alarm confirmation; amending s.
   47         489.529, F.S.; revising requirements for alarm
   48         confirmation to include additional methods by which an
   49         alarm monitoring company may confirm a residential or
   50         commercial intrusion/burglary alarm signal and to
   51         require that two attempts be made to confirm an alarm
   52         signal; providing an effective date.