Florida Senate - 2017 SB 822 By Senator Hutson 7-01278-17 2017822__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to intrusion and burglar alarms; 3 amending s. 489.529, F.S.; providing an exclusion from 4 the requirement for a verification call prior to alarm 5 dispatch for specified premises; providing an 6 effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Section 489.529, Florida Statutes, is amended to 11 read: 12 489.529 Alarm verification calls required.—All residential 13 or commercial intrusion/burglary alarms that have central 14 monitoring must have a central monitoring verification call made 15 to a telephone number associated with the premises generating 16 the alarm signal, prior to alarm monitor personnel contacting a 17 law enforcement agency for alarm dispatch. The central 18 monitoring station must employ call-verification methods for the 19 premises generating the alarm signal if the first call is not 20 answered. However,
if the intrusion/burglary alarms have21 properly operating visual or auditory sensors that enable the22 monitoring personnel to verify the alarm signal,verification 23 calling is not required if: 24 (1) The intrusion/burglary alarm has a properly operating 25 visual or auditory sensor that enables the monitoring personnel 26 to verify the alarm signal; or 27 (2) The intrusion/burglary alarm is installed on a premises 28 that is used for the storage of firearms or ammunition by a 29 person who holds a valid federal firearms license as a 30 manufacturer, importer, or dealer of firearms or ammunition. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.