Wind of Change is in the Air

Wind of Change is in the Air

Now that we have “dispensed” (as quoted by Fed Chair Powell) with the word “transitory” as an adjective to inflation, we must look forward to higher costs for goods and services for the foreseeable future. Many legislative efforts this year...
Legislative Report March 2022

Legislative Report March 2022

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry from March.   Federal Legislative Summary – March 2022 A federal “right to repair” bill was filed on March 14, 2022 that would create...
Legislative and Regulatory Issues to Watch in 2022

Legislative and Regulatory Issues to Watch in 2022

The last several years have been anything but "normal" in terms of legislative issues that loomed large for electronic security and life safety businesses. From horrific school shootings to a virus that virtually halted the US economy, legislative priorities will...
Steering Federal Construction Funds to Unions is Bad Public Policy

Steering Federal Construction Funds to Unions is Bad Public Policy

On February 4, 2022 President Biden issued an executive order (EO) that will require project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more in total value. While many ESA members may think the size of these...
The Eye of the Storm in Congress

The Eye of the Storm in Congress

From the perspective of someone who monitors state and federal legislation on a regular basis, Congress was very quiet in January. So quiet, in fact, we didn’t tag a single bill for monitoring. But watching the news, we know a...
Legislative Report January 2022

Legislative Report January 2022

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   State Legislative Summary – January 2022 Well over 400 bills were tagged for monitoring that potentially impact your business in January. Welcome to...
Legislative Report December 2021

Legislative Report December 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – December 2021 As most know if you read the press and goings on in Washington, D.C., the “Build Back...
ESA Advocacy in 2021 – Members Demonstrate the Power of Grassroots Action

ESA Advocacy in 2021 – Members Demonstrate the Power of Grassroots Action

By any measure, we can say that 2021 was a very important year for the electronic security and life safety industry when it comes to advocacy and collaboration. In the midst of widely varying COVID restrictions for the second year,...
Early Trends in 2022 Legislation

Early Trends in 2022 Legislation

ESA monitors 22 issue areas that potentially impact electronic security and life safety companies. From the use of biometrics to workforce development, we try to monitor every bill that touches on any of these issues. As the 2022 legislative sessions...
Legislative Report November 2021

Legislative Report November 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – November 2021 The most notable legislation to move in November was obviously the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act”, H.R....

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