California SB 969 Facts!

  • The law goes into effect July 1, 2019. 

  • The law applies to all new garage doors and garage door opener installations. 

  • Homeowners must install a battery backup opener when a new door is installed or when they replace their existing opener. 

  • Existing openers in use will not have to be replaced with battery backup openers unless the door is being replaced. 

  • On or after July 1, 2019 no person, corporation, or entity shall manufacture for sale in this state, sell, offer for sale at retail or wholesale, or install in the state of California a residential automatic garage door opener that does not a have battery backup function that is designed to operate when activated because of an electrical outage. 

  • Failure to follow this will result in a civil penalty of $1000 per opener installed and operational.