Florida Senate - 2024                                     SB 496
       By Senator Perry
       9-00550-24                                             2024496__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to low-voltage alarm system projects;
    3         amending s. 553.793, F.S.; specifying that a
    4         nonelectric fence or wall must enclose the outside
    5         perimeter of a low-voltage electric fence; permitting
    6         low-voltage electric fences to be installed in areas
    7         within more than one zoning category; prohibiting a
    8         municipality, county, district, or other entity of
    9         local government from adopting or maintaining certain
   10         ordinances or rules that provide additional
   11         requirements for low-voltage alarm system projects;
   12         providing an effective date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Paragraphs (b) and (d) of subsection (3) and
   17  subsection (10) of section 553.793, Florida Statutes, are
   18  amended to read:
   19         553.793 Streamlined low-voltage alarm system installation
   20  permitting.—
   21         (3) A low-voltage electric fence must meet all of the
   22  following requirements to be permitted as a low-voltage alarm
   23  system project, and no further permit shall be required for the
   24  low-voltage alarm system project other than as provided in this
   25  section:
   26         (b) A nonelectric fence or wall must completely enclose the
   27  outside perimeter of the low-voltage electric fence. The low
   28  voltage electric fence may be up to 2 feet higher than the
   29  perimeter nonelectric fence or wall.
   30         (d) A The low-voltage electric fence is allowed shall not
   31  be installed in any an area unless the area is zoned exclusively
   32  for single-family or multifamily residential use. An area is not
   33  considered to be zoned exclusively for single-family or
   34  multifamily residential use if the area is within more than one
   35  zoning category.
   36         (10) A municipality, county, district, or other entity of
   37  local government may not adopt or maintain in effect any
   38  ordinance or rule regarding a low-voltage alarm system project
   39  that provides additional requirements beyond those set out in
   40  this section for the installation or maintenance of a low
   41  voltage alarm system project or that is otherwise is
   42  inconsistent with this section.
   43         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.