Legislative Report April 2020

Legislative Report April 2020

Federal Legislative Summary Congress enacted three major pieces of legislation in March, culminating in the “CARES Act,” which appropriated over $2 trillion in aid to businesses and Americans. A centerpiece of this bill was the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which...
President Signs Bill for Additional Stimulus Funds for Small Businesses

President Signs Bill for Additional Stimulus Funds for Small Businesses

H.R. 266 will fund an additional $484 billion for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing. This second round of stimulus funding is now approved, after the continuing economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the almost immediate depletion of...
Electronic Security Industry is Essential in Uncertain Times

Electronic Security Industry is Essential in Uncertain Times

The last month could easily be described as unprecedented for healthcare and our economy (not to mention the world economy). We quickly discovered as governors and local leaders began issuing executive orders to restrict events and business, that we had...
Legislative Report – March 2020

Legislative Report – March 2020

Federal Legislative Summary Virtually all federal legislation tracked in March was associated with the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most significant bills were obviously the three bills designed to address healthcare and family assistance for Americans, the overall...
What You Need to Know about the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill to Help Your Business

What You Need to Know about the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill to Help Your Business

President Trump signed the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020, but what is in the bill that will help you NOW? Some highlights include:  Paycheck Protection Program Eligible Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) loans will...
What’s in the $2 Trillion Aid Package in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

What’s in the $2 Trillion Aid Package in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

The growing economic crisis for business and employees resulting from the government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is truly putting our economy on the brink of disaster. This includes the businesses and employees of many ESA members and all...
Legislative Report – February 2020

Legislative Report – February 2020

Federal Legislative Summary Federal legislation in February touched on several watch issues that are also prominent in state legislatures – Labor, consumer protection and biometric technology. H.R. 2474 is titled "Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019," which attempts...
Contending With Economic Threats, Viral and Legislative

Contending With Economic Threats, Viral and Legislative

Cruise ships are quarantined offshore and huge trade shows like ISC West are postponed or cancelled. Travel restrictions are in place for many companies and airlines are feeling the impact. The coronavirus has certainly played a huge role on the...
Threatening Bills Emerge Early in 2020

Threatening Bills Emerge Early in 2020

January was a typically busy month for new bills as many legislatures convened for their 2020 sessions, but this year is different. Legislation that could threaten your business model and your business itself was introduced - with some moving very...
Legislative Report – January 2020

Legislative Report – January 2020

Federal Legislative Summary If there is any example of how preoccupied Congress has been, it would be the number of bills that were introduced or moved in January 2020. Only three (3) pieces of legislation were tagged for monitoring. H.R....

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