Legislative Report June 2021

Legislative Report June 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – June 2021 Congress was busy in June, but not much happened. The wrangling over infrastructure and what should be...
ESA Launches New Advocacy Platform

ESA Launches New Advocacy Platform

For the last several years, we presented the latest news and list of bills through hard copy reports that provided a summary with a list of bills sorted by state that covered the reporting time frame. On July 1st, we...
ESA Board of Directors Election is Underway

ESA Board of Directors Election is Underway

The ESA Board of Directors election for 2021 is underway and takes on a new look as candidates vie for two Integrator Director positions and one Associate Member Director position. With the recent member approved amendments to the ESA Bylaws,...
Grassroots Advocacy Matters to Your Bottom Line

Grassroots Advocacy Matters to Your Bottom Line

As the new Congress and Biden Administration began its collective efforts at “undoing” what it perceives as wrong-headed policies of the previous administration and Congress, businesses must brace for what was promised prior to the election — higher taxes, labor...
Why Limited Energy Exemption from Electrical Licensing Matters for Electronic Security

Why Limited Energy Exemption from Electrical Licensing Matters for Electronic Security

We discussed in prior blogs about the looming issues we felt would be the most important for the electronic security industry that was euphemistically referred to as the “three L’s” of labor, licensing, and low-voltage. These issues continue to be...
Legislative Summary – May 2021

Legislative Summary – May 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – May 2021 While Congress continues debating dollars and scope of the next “infrastructure” bill, other issues are being introduced...
Best Practices for Alarm Management Prevails in Georgia (Governor Kemp Signs HB 465)

Best Practices for Alarm Management Prevails in Georgia (Governor Kemp Signs HB 465)

Photo (starting from left): Dan Gordon (Gordon Security Systems), Doug Bassett (XFINITY Home), Becky Busby-Maiello (Systems Distributors), Stan Martin (SIAC), John Loud (LOUD Security Systems), Gov. Brian Kemp, Joseph Gullett (GA. representative, District 67), Micah Gravly (Ga. representative, District 67),...
Legislative Summary – March 2021

Legislative Summary – March 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – March 2021 Congress was busy in March. And this was not always a good thing. While the Paycheck Protection...
Georgia Bill Shows What Can Be Accomplished with Coalitions

Georgia Bill Shows What Can Be Accomplished with Coalitions

ESA participates in several coalitions on the advocacy and public affairs front. We participate in a connected technology coalition that includes several limited energy associations and large national corporations that work to protect the limited energy segment within the National...
Civil Immunity: Key Legislation for Getting the Economic Wheels Back on Track

Civil Immunity: Key Legislation for Getting the Economic Wheels Back on Track

When the emergency executive orders (EO) from mayors, county executives and governors began last March, many businesses closed their doors or migrated to remote workplaces. This changed the economic paradigm for electronic security and life safety businesses in a monumental way. Technicians had difficulty performing...

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