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Posted: Jan 12, 2015
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ESA’s Government Relations Committee has embarked on a review of state legislative priorities as the 2015 State Sessions begin their deliberations. There are thousands of bills introduced and debated each year by the 50 state legislatures. ESA identifies and reports on bills that could have a direct impact on ESA member companies. Last year ESA’s State Legislative Report tracked over 484 key bills dealing with licensing, fire sprinklers/suppression systems, automatic contract...
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Posted: Dec 7, 2014
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In less than a month, most state legislatures will start their “speedy” deliberations for the 2015 cycle. If last year was any indication, there will be hundreds of bills aimed at ESA members and the industry, impacting bottom line business operations and revenue. Forty state legislatures, even though they begin in January, will end their sessions by June and July of next year, providing very little time for slow consideration of bills and policies being proposed. For example,...
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Posted: Nov 9, 2014
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Behind the headlines on the recent results of the 2014 national elections from the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate are changes that will impact ESA members and the industry going forward into 2015 and beyond. Major changes in the leadership and composition of next year’s Congressional delegation will directly impact life safety and electronic security companies, employers and their workers, families and colleagues.The change in Republican control of the U.S. Senate will bring...
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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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