Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 876
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

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