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AB-549 Local government: building permit: electrified security fence: notice.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/17/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 549


Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Grayson)

February 14, 2017


An act to add Section 50031 to the Government Code, relating to local government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 549, as amended, Quirk. Local government: building permit: electric electrified security fence: notice.
Existing law authorizes an owner of real property to install and operate an electrified security fence on his or her property if the property is not in a residential zone, the fence is identified by prominently placed warning signs, the height of the fence does not exceed 10 feet, the fence is located behind a perimeter fence that is not less than 6 feet in height, and the fence meets specified electrotechnical and local requirements. Existing law prohibits an owner of real property from installing and operating an electrified security fence where also prohibited by local ordinance.
This bill would require a city, county, or city and county that approves a building permit for the construction of an electrified fence security fence, as defined, to notify the local fire department and fire marshal and to provide them with a copy of the approved permit. Because the bill would require local officials to perform additional duties, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 50031 is added to the Government Code, to read:

50031.
 (a) A city, county, or city and county that approves a building permit for the construction of an electrified security fence shall notify the local fire department and fire marshal and provide them with a copy of the approved permit.
(b) For purposes of this section, the term “electrified security fence” has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section 835 of the Civil Code.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.