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.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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 have
   21  properly operating visual or auditory sensors that enable the
   22  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.