SB 182, Battery Operated Fences

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Sen. Randy Robertson
District 29
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Charlotte Davis, (678) 686-6291
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2/17/2021
Municipal Powers |
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This bill would prohibit municipal governments from banning battery-powered fence detention systems, if such fences met the following requirements:

- Located on non-residential property; 

- No more than 10 ft. in height or 2 ft. higher than a non-electric perimeter fence, whichever is higher; 

- Surrounded by a non-electric perimeter fence and marked with the required signage; and

- Contains an energized power source not to exceed 12 volts.

Should an application for a fence detection system meet all these requirements, a municipal government would have to treat the application the same as other alarm systems throughout the permitting and zoning process. However, any other fencing or alternative alarm device did not meet the criteria of this legislation, it would be processed at the discretion of each municipal government.

BILL STATUS
7/1/2021 - Effective Date 5/3/2021 - Act 147 5/3/2021 - Date Signed by Governor

Votes

3/17/2021 House Vote #260 Yea - 103 Nay - 70 Not Voting - 1 Excused - 6
3/3/2021 Senate Vote #107 Yea - 51 Nay - 1 Not Voting - 0 Excused - 4
3/3/2021 Senate Vote #106 Yea - 33 Nay - 14 Not Voting - 4 Excused - 5