Florida Senate - 2024                              CS for SB 496
       By the Committee on Community Affairs; and Senator Perry
       578-03039-24                                           2024496c1
    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; requiring
    6         that a low-voltage electric fence be a specified
    7         height above a perimeter nonelectric fence; permitting
    8         low-voltage electric fences to be installed in areas
    9         within more than one zoning category; prohibiting a
   10         municipality, county, district, or other entity of
   11         local government from adopting or maintaining certain
   12         ordinances or rules that provide additional
   13         requirements for low-voltage alarm system projects;
   14         providing an effective date.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   18         Section 1. Paragraphs (b) and (d) of subsection (3) and
   19  subsection (10) of section 553.793, Florida Statutes, are
   20  amended to read:
   21         553.793 Streamlined low-voltage alarm system installation
   22  permitting.—
   23         (3) A low-voltage electric fence must meet all of the
   24  following requirements to be permitted as a low-voltage alarm
   25  system project, and no further permit shall be required for the
   26  low-voltage alarm system project other than as provided in this
   27  section:
   28         (b) A nonelectric fence or wall must completely enclose the
   29  outside perimeter of the low-voltage electric fence. The low-
   30  voltage electric fence must may be up to 2 feet higher than the
   31  perimeter nonelectric fence or wall.
   32         (d) A The low-voltage electric fence is allowed shall not
   33  be installed in any an area unless the area is zoned exclusively
   34  for single-family or multifamily residential use. An area is not
   35  considered to be zoned exclusively for single-family or
   36  multifamily residential use if the area is within more than one
   37  zoning category.
   38         (10) A municipality, county, district, or other entity of
   39  local government may not adopt or maintain in effect any
   40  ordinance or rule regarding a low-voltage alarm system project
   41  that provides additional requirements beyond those set out in
   42  this section for the installation or maintenance of a low
   43  voltage alarm system project or that is otherwise is
   44  inconsistent with this section.
   45         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.