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Posted: Jul 7, 2015
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There are few issues that unite Republicans and Democrats in Congress these days. As the 435 U.S. House members and 100 Senators prepare for national elections in less than 16 months, one issue that seems to attract support involves apprenticeship programs.Apprenticeship is a very old concept from the Middle Ages where craftsmen took the time to have a younger person work side by side to learn the craft. This concept has been carried down through time to where today we talk of apprentices...
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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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