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Full Text of SB2308  101st General Assembly




State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 11/13/2019, by Sen. Terry Link


New Act

    Creates the Battery-Charged Fence Alarm Act. Provides that a municipality or county may not: (1) require a permit or fee for the installation or use of a battery-charged fence alarm that is in addition to an alarm system permit issued by the municipality or county; (2) impose installation or operational requirements for the battery-charged fence that are inconsistent with the Act; or (3) prohibit the installation or use of a battery-charged fence. Defines terms. Limits home rule powers.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Battery-Charged Fence Alarm Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Alarm system" has the meaning given to that term in
8Section 5-10 of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private
9Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004.
10    "Battery-charged fence alarm" means a new or existing alarm
11system and ancillary components or equipment attached to such a
12system including but not limited to a fence, an energizer
13powered by a commercial storage battery not exceeding 12 volts
14which produces a short electric pulsed charge upon contact with
15the fence and battery charging device used exclusively to
16charge the battery.
17    Section 10. Regulation of battery-charged fence alarms.
18Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a municipality or
19county may not:
20        (1) require a permit or fee for the installation or use
21    of a battery-charged fence alarm that is in addition to an
22    alarm system permit issued by the municipality or county;



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1        (2) imposes installation or operational requirements
2    for a battery-charged fence alarm other than the following
3    requirements:
4            (A) interfaces with a monitored alarm device in a
5        manner that enables the alarm system to transmit a
6        signal intended to summon the business or law
7        enforcement in response to an intrusion or burglary;
8            (B) is located on property that is not designated
9        by a municipality or county exclusively for
10        residential use;
11            (C) has an energizer that is driven by a commercial
12        storage battery that is not more than 12 volts of
13        direct current;
14            (D) produces an electric charge on contact that
15        does not exceed energizer characteristics set for
16        electric fence energizers by the International
17        Electrotechnical Commission Standard 60335.2.76,
18        Current Edition;
19            (E) is completely surrounded by a non-electric
20        perimeter fence or wall that is not less than 5 feet in
21        height;
22            (F) is not more than the higher of:
23                (A) ten feet in height, or
24                (B) two feet higher than the height of the
25            non-electric perimeter fence or wall; and
26            (G) is marked with conspicuous warning signs that



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1        are located on the battery-charged fence at not more
2        than 40-foot intervals and that reads:
4        (3) prohibit the installation or use of a
5    battery-charged fence alarm.
6    Section 15. Home Rule. A home rule unit may not regulate
7battery-charged fence alarms in a manner inconsistent with this
8Act. This Act is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6
9of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent
10exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised
11by the State.