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...
Legislative Summary – February 2021

Legislative Summary – February 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – February 2021 The old saying “elections have consequences” is never more accurate than this year as we look at...
Climbing Out of COVID-19 Economy Will Be Made Difficult with Some Labor Bills

Climbing Out of COVID-19 Economy Will Be Made Difficult with Some Labor Bills

In 2019 there were approximately 7.5 million unfilled jobs, many in high skill, high demand trades and professions. Many of our members know firsthand the difficulty they had in finding qualified people to fill thousands of open jobs just in...
Legislative Summary, January 2021

Legislative Summary, January 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – January 2021 Congress is working on a $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 stimulus/relief package pushed by House and Senate Democrats, and...
The President Stays Busy with Executive Orders While Congress Haggles

The President Stays Busy with Executive Orders While Congress Haggles

With the new administration came a steady stream of executive orders (EO) to reverse the executive orders that were previously issued by President Trump. This was entirely predictable. News headlines focused on those with the most immediate economic and job...
Legislative Summary, December 2020

Legislative Summary, December 2020

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary - December 2020 December ended with the last-minute passage (something that seems to be a trend for multi-thousand-page bills that...
Congress Finishes 2020 with New Phase of Funding

Congress Finishes 2020 with New Phase of Funding

Congress finally acted as 2020 closed to provide a new phase of COVID-19 relief and tax breaks that will help many small businesses. The bill as passed is thousands of pages and includes the general appropriations for the next year....

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