Election Season Begins – What Will Happen Before and After November?

Election Season Begins – What Will Happen Before and After November?

The mid-term elections are often difficult for the party in power at the White House, and it is likely this will be the case in November 2022. But pundits would have us think this time will be different. The Democratic...
Planting Seeds for Improved Legislative Engagement in 2023

Planting Seeds for Improved Legislative Engagement in 2023

For several years now ESA has collaborated on a number of key legislative issues with a consortium of connected technology associations and companies. This collaboration included issues we previously highlighted such as the proposed ordinance in Houston that would have...
Legislative Report July 2022

Legislative Report July 2022

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry from July.   Federal Legislative Report – July 2022 The centerpiece legislation passed by Congress in July may have future impact on emerging technology...
Legislative Report June 2022

Legislative Report June 2022

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry from June.   Federal Legislative Report – June 2022 Congress managed to file several bills we can support during the month of June. Unfortunately,...
Unions Push to Force Merit-Based Contractors Out of Public Works Contracts

Unions Push to Force Merit-Based Contractors Out of Public Works Contracts

On February 4, 2022 President Biden issued an executive order (EO 14063) that will, when fully implemented, require Project Labor Agreements (PLA) on all federal construction projects of $35 million or more. This EO includes the work done by subcontractors,...
“Fair Repair Act” and its Potential Consequences for Alarm System Companies

“Fair Repair Act” and its Potential Consequences for Alarm System Companies

A federal bill was filed on March 14, 2022 that could alter the contracts and practices of electronic security and life safety companies across the country, if passed. S. 3830 is titled the “Fair Repair Act” and was filed with...
Legislative Report May 2022

Legislative Report May 2022

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry from May.   Federal Legislative Summary – May 2022 Congress continues to move slowly as it is now focused on what can be done...
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...

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