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Posted: Jun 7, 2015
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Can legislation in Congress, specifically in the U.S. Senate, impact the type of devices that are sold and perhaps installed by customers or ESA members? Can Congressional legislation get as specific as detailing UL or NFPA or ANSI standards for a device?You bet, and these efforts do not arise overnight. Nor are they thought up by senators or staffers, some of whom do not know what UL/ANSI or NFPA stand for. In fact, most citizens think that the U.S. Senate only deals with very...
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Posted: May 13, 2015
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The U.S. Congress is actively considering changes, conducting public hearings and moving closer to introducing legislation that will change the 1996 Telecommunications Law that will have a profound impact on your business operations moving forward. Twenty years ago Congress did not address the revolutionary technology changes that have been felt in the marketplace of voice, video and data services from internet discoveries and expansion. When Congress addressed these issues in 1996,...
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Posted: May 11, 2014
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Members of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) gathered in Washington, D.C. on April 28 and 29 to participate in the association’s annual Day on Capitol Hill. Day on Capitol Hill Provides Numerous Networking Opportunities for ESA National Association of State Fire Marshals joined as guests at annual legislative event Irving, Texas (May 12, 2014) — Members of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) gathered in Washington, D.C. on April 28 and 29 to participate in the...
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Posted: Feb 13, 2014
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The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announced that it strongly supports the inclusion of $165 million in funding for school security as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-76), which was passed by Congress and enacted into law in late January. Electronic Security Association Supports School Security Funding Levels for 2014Appropriations Act Allocates $165 Million to Ensure School SafetyIrving, Texas (Feb. 14, 2014) — The Electronic Security Association (ESA)...
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Posted: Oct 2, 2012
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The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has thrown its support strongly behind the Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan (BFAAM) by opposing legislation that would potentially benefit the entry of telephone companies into the state’s electronic security and life safety sector while creating an undue burden on existing providers.Two recently introduced bills – Senate bills 1291 and 1292 – would create a separate set of licensing requirements in Michigan for IP-enabled...
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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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