California Bill Requiring Backup Batteries for Garage Doors Heading to State Senate for Confirmation

 

Senator Bill Todd’s SB 969 is in response to the October fires passed the state Assembly last week after passing the Senate unanimously in May. The bill now heads back to the Senate, where it is expected to be confirmed, before going to Brown for his signature. The bill will require all newly sold or installed electric garage door openers to include backup batteries that will provide power to motors during power outages.