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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 9. ANIMALS GENERALLY [16301 - 19503]

  ( Division 9 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 1. ANIMALS AT LARGE [16301 - 17153]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 8. Electrified Fences [17150 - 17153]
  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 873. )

17150.
  

The Legislature finds and declares that improperly designed and installed electrified fences have caused injuries and in some instances have resulted in the deaths of persons, particularly children, coming into contact with the conductive elements thereof. In order to prevent further such accidents, it is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to provide for the study and development and enforcement of safety standards for electrified fences.

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 83.)

17151.
  

(a) As used in this chapter, “electrified fence” means any fence and appurtenant devices, including, but not limited to, fences and devices used in animal control, and including, but not limited to, a fence consisting of a single strand of wire supported by posts or other fixtures, which has an electrical charge or is connected to a source of electrical current and which is so designed or placed that a person or animal coming into contact with the conductive element of the fence receives an electrical shock.

(b) For purposes of this chapter, “electrified fence” does not include an electrified security fence as described in Section 835 of the Civil Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 273, Sec. 2. (SB 582) Effective January 1, 2016.)

17152.
  

No electrified fences shall be offered for sale, sold, installed, or used in this state, or otherwise connected to a source of electrical current, unless the electrical current is limited and regulated by an electrical controller which meets or exceeds the standards or specifications of the National Electrical Code of the National Fire Protection Association, international standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission, or the Underwriters Laboratories for intermittent type electric fence or electrified fence controllers.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 273, Sec. 3. (SB 582) Effective January 1, 2016.)

17153.
  

The provisions of this chapter shall not be construed to preclude regulation of electrified fences by cities and counties, including, but not limited to, requiring the installation or use of electrified fences under permit, except that such regulation shall not permit the installation or use of electrified fences which do not conform to the requirements of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 83.)

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