SB 582, as amended, Hall. Electrified fences.
Existing law prohibits an electrified fence to be offered for sale, sold, installed, or used in the state, or otherwise connected to a source of electrical current, unless the electrical current is limited and regulated by an electrical controller that meets or exceeds specified standards or specifications. Existing law also provides that the owner of land in fee has the right to the surface and to everything permanently situated beneath or above it.
This bill would authorize an owner of real property to install and operate an electrified fence on his or her property if the property is not in a residential
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and the fence meets specified electrotechnical and local requirements.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 835 is added to the Civil Code, to read:
(a) Subject to subdivision (b), an owner of real property
2may install and operate an electrified fence on his or her property
3consistent with all of the following:
4(1) The property is not located in a residential zone.
5(2) The fence meets the requirements specified by the
6International Electrotechnical Commission for electric fence
7energizers in “International Standard 60335-2-76.”
14(b) An owner of real property shall not install and operate an
15electric fence where a local ordinance prohibits that installation
16and operation. If a local ordinance allows the installation and
17operation of an electric fence, the installation and operation of the
18fence shall meet the requirements of that ordinance and the
19requirements of paragraphs (1)
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