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CCTV is not a "Lock"
Protect the Public Safety

Help modify Florida Senate Bill 1844
and House Bill 107

Help modify Georgia House Bill 107

Is a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System a lock?

Does a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system meet your definition of a lock? According to the recently introduced Florida Senate Bill SB-1844 and House Bill HB-107 CCTV systems have been included in the definition of a lock. The passing of these bills may negatively impact public safety and licensed electrical contractors in the State of Florida. The NLVCA is taking action to modify these bills and place the jurisdiction of locksmith’s regulation under the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) and require that all locksmiths meet the current electrical special – limited energy licensing requirements set forth by the DBPR.

How this new law would adversely affect the public safety

The passing of Florida SB-1844 and HB-107 would allow locksmiths to become licensed via the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services not the Department of Business & professional Regulations. Technical and business testing and experience is not required as part of the approval process thus opening the door for unqualified individuals without the necessary knowledge, qualifications and experience level to install, service and maintain low voltage systems. These proposed bills are a back door for unqualified, untested, and inexperienced individuals to conduct low voltage system installations, service and maintenance, consequently endangering the public.

Florida House of Representatives Bill 107 - lines 114 to 121 Definition of a "Lock"

Florida Senate Bill 1844 - lines 187 to 194 Definition of a "Lock"

Preliminary Senate Committee votes in favor of Senate Bill 1844

A recent committee vote in the Florida Senate shows that Senators; Victor Crist, Nancy Detert, Evelyn Lynn, Durell Peaden Jr., Nan Rich, Eleanor Sobel, Dan Gelber, and Rudy Garcia voted in favor of SB-1844, with Senators Charlie Justice and Steve Oelrich opposing this bill.  (click here for the: Committee Vote Record)

Electrical contractors and concerned citizens are encouraged to contact the above State Representatives and Senators and express their opinion to the way these bills are written and sign the NLVCA petition so the NLVCA can petition the Florida legislature to act in your behalf.

Legislative Sponsor of House Bill 107
Thomas "Tom" Anderson (R) - Florida Representative

Capital Office
1301 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300

Office: (850) 488-8528

District Office
2236 US Highway 19
Mount Vernon Professional Center
Holiday, FL 34691-4351

Office: (727) 943-4760
Website: Click Here
Email: Click Here

Legislative Sponsor of Senate Bill 1844
Victor D. Crist (R) - Florida Senator 12 District

Tallahassee Office
208 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100

Office: (850) 487-5068

District Office
11961 N. Florida Avenue
Suite B
Tampa, FL 33612

Office: (813) 975-6658
Website: Click Here
Email: Click Here

Florida House of Representatives

Florida Senators

House Bill 107

Senate Bill 1844

Sign the NLVCA Petition to modify Florida legislative bills; HB-107 and SB-1844

Your submittal of this petition to the NLVCA indicates your opposition to the currently drafted Florida House Bill HB-107 and Senate Bill SB-1884 and similar legislation that would authorize locksmiths to install, repair and/or service alarm and limited energy systems as defined and regulated by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation without first meeting the current DBPR qualifications; required business and technical testing, criminal background check, insurance and job experience.

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