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Posted: Jun 6, 2017
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By John Chwat, ESA, Director of Government Relations

During ESA's Day on Capitol Hill event held last month, ESA Members advocated on behalf of the electronic security and life safety industry with their elected representatives in Congress. One of the key issues presented by the attendees during their congressional visits was simultaneously being deliberated on and voted out of a key committee. H.R. 2353 – the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” was heard and passed...
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Posted: May 31, 2017
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ESA successfully worked with a coalition of related industries, regular and national company members on two key bills moving through Congress. The “Financial CHOICE Act of 2017” contained a provision (strongly supported by the banking industry) that would remove the cap on credit card “swipe fees”, which limited the amount of back-end, hidden charges that banks and credit card companies could charge for each credit card transaction.  House leaders decided to...
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Posted: May 16, 2017
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Buried within a 600-page bill, that is moving through the Congressional legislative process and aimed at repealing or amending much of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation in 2010, is a provision that might have a key impact on small businesses within the industry, especially if a credit or debit card is used for customer purchases. 

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Posted: Nov 5, 2015
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Next year we celebrate many anniversaries and key dates, including the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service Act, and the Presidential and Congressional elections in November. But, 2016 is also the 20th anniversary of Congress passing the Telecommunication Act of 1996, which governs communications rules, policy and laws. It would be impossible to list all of the new technologies that have been discovered, created, installed and used since 1996, especially in the electronic security...
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Posted: Oct 11, 2015
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ESA is at the forefront of presenting industry positions to the FCC, which regulates telecommunications throughout the United States and to key House and Senate members and staffs that have direct responsibility to prepare legislation and influence communications policies. Through ESA’s leadership, the FCC and Congress are important targets for industry positions to be presented by the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), which was created by the industry years ago to fight AT&T...
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Posted: Sep 7, 2015
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While you were enjoying the summer months, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed sweeping revisions to expand the number of workers covered by overtime wage rules impacting most small businesses and the private sector in the US. In soliciting comments from the public, the Department of Labor advocates paying employees now exempt from overtime wages. Under present law, an employee must make under $23,660 annual salary to secure overtime wages. In these rules the administration is seeking to...
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