Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 190
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/25/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Brandes) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 13
    4  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 a central monitoring verification call made
   10  to a telephone number associated with the premises generating
   11  the alarm signal, prior to alarm monitor personnel contacting a
   12  law enforcement agency for alarm dispatch. The central
   13  monitoring station must employ call-verification methods for the
   14  premises generating the alarm signal if the first call is not
   15  answered. However, if the intrusion/burglary alarms have
   16  properly operating visual or auditory sensors that enable the
   17  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.
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   36  And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete line 2
   38  and insert:
   39         An act relating to alarm systems; amending s. 489.529,
   40         F.S.; providing an exclusion from the requirement for
   41         a verification call prior to alarm dispatch for
   42         specified premises under certain circumstances;
   43         requiring alarm monitoring companies to make
   44         reasonable efforts to inform certain customers of
   45         specified rights;