Governor Murphy, on Thursday, signed into law S-2419, which prohibits municipal regulation of “perimeter fence intrusion protection systems” (electric fence) and the regulation of locksmith and alarm businesses, among other things. Effective immediately, P.L. 2021, c. 21 prohibits a municipality from:
- requiring the licensing or registration of locksmiths or alarm businesses,
- requiring a locksmith or alarm business to submit information about the business’s system,
- requiring a locksmith or alarm business to pay and alarm registration or licensure fee to a third party person or business,
- requiring a permit or fee for the installation of a perimeter fence intrusion protection system in addition to an alarm system permit ,
- imposing an installation or operational requirement for perimeter fence intrusion protection systems inconsistent with requirements set by the new law,
- impeding the installation or continued operation of a perimeter fence intrusion protection system, or
- prohibiting the installation or use of a perimeter fence intrusion protection system.
You should review this new law with your municipal attorney to ensure that your ordinances comply with the new limitations.
Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481 x137.