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Posted: Sep 16, 2012
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The Electronic Security Association is pleased to announce that a major legislative priority for the association – gaining access to the FBI’s database for criminal background checks of potential security industry employees – has cleared a major hurdle in the U.S. Senate.Language from the "Electronic Life Safety and Security Systems Federal Background Check Act” was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Sept. 13 as an amendment to another bill, the "Child Protection...
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Posted: Nov 16, 2011
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Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation, H.R. 674, to repeal the "Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005" legislation which imposed burdensome new requirements on government vendors and agencies. Section 511 of this bill created a sweeping requirement mandating federal, state and local government agencies withhold 3 percent of all payments for goods and services, starting in 2011. It was delayed by one year to 2012 by the American Recovery and...
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Posted: Oct 27, 2011
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The Electronic Security Association (ESA) believes that effective security begins long before an electronic security company works with a potential customer. It takes root much earlier, when companies hire employees who will be responsible for working with customers to develop and monitor effective security solutions. Now, ESA is asking its members to take an active role in making the industry safer. Traditionally, the government has allowed various industries – including banks, credit...
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Posted: Oct 24, 2011
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The U.S. government has given the Electronic Security Association (ESA) a choice seat at the table for establishing the direction of Homeland Security as it involves the nation’s emergency service industry. ESA has become a member of the Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council (ESSCC), which was created by the Department of Homeland Security in 2004 as a vehicle for coordinating the actions and capabilities of the Emergency Services Sector. This includes law enforcement, fire...
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Posted: Jul 6, 2011
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The Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) Government Relations Department is requesting Congress include amendments to H.R. 1792 and S. 1035, the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act of 2011 that would provide a balanced approach of Fire Suppression + Detection = Fire Protection. For Immediate ReleasePRESS RELEASEESA Media ContactsLaurie A. KnoxDirector of Communications,Public Relations & MarketingPhone: (888) 447-1689 ext. 209E-mail:LaurieK@alarm.orgJason SmithCommunications SpecialistPhone:...
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Posted: Jan 25, 2011
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ESA Encouraged by President’s Call to Repeal Onerous Tax RequirementBills filed in Congress to repeal 1099 reporting requirementIrving, Texas, January 26, 2011 – During his State of the Union address to congress last night, President Barak Obama restated his support for repealing the 1099 reporting requirement passed within the health care legislation last year. The Electronic Security Association (ESA) believes the requirement places a heavy burden on the backs of the small business...
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