- Associated Press - Thursday, April 20, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Alarm monitoring companies would have to call police first instead of property owners if the alarm is triggered at a gun store under a bill moving in the Florida Legislature.

The House unanimously passed the bill Thursday.

Republican Rep. Jennifer Sullivan said she sponsored the bill after a gun store in her district was burglarized and it took seven minutes for the alarm company to contact police.

Alarm companies contact property owners first to ensure an alert isn’t a false alarm. They then call police if property owners can’t be reached or if they confirm it wasn’t a false alarm.

The bill would also apply to gun manufacturers and importers.

A similar Senate bill has one more committee stop before it can be heard by the full chamber.

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