Your Voice on the Hill in 2019

Your Voice on the Hill in 2019

Legislation and regulations are constantly changing, affecting our industry and the communities in which our member companies operate. We strive to keep our members in the know, give them a voice on Capitol Hill and share tools so they can...
Troubling State Legislation from Virginia and Utah in December

Troubling State Legislation from Virginia and Utah in December

We normally see and expect a relatively quiet month for legislative upheaval as most state legislatures wind down for the holidays. Maybe it is just a portend of what we can expect in 2020, but some significant legislation impacting the...
Legislative Report – December 2019

Legislative Report – December 2019

Federal Legislative Summary A federal bill that will add meaningful strength in the battle to end persistent “robocalling” abuses that all Americans suffer from, passed Congress and on December 30, 2019, was signed into law by President Trump. Cited as...
Good News for Industry Despite Gridlock in Washington

Good News for Industry Despite Gridlock in Washington

Is Anything Getting Done in Congress? If you watch the news at the national level (regardless of the network) you would be justified to conclude that gridlock in Washington is the result of the great divide over President Trump. Even...
Legislative Report – November 2019

Legislative Report – November 2019

Federal Legislative Summary Federal bills filed or moving in November continue the themes we have seen over the last few months, online privacy, school security and workforce development. Only seven (7) bills were introduced or moved last month. Download the...
Legislative Report – October 2019

Legislative Report – October 2019

Federal Legislative Summary Several bills were filed during October in Congress that address several issue areas. Those with the most interest involve tax incentives for fire sprinkler system retrofits and bills that address workforce development for skilled trades.  HR 4685...
The Lasting Impact of State Elections on Congress

The Lasting Impact of State Elections on Congress

Every 10 years, a census is conducted in the United States, and based on the results, most state legislatures draw legislative and Congressional district boundaries. While some states have moved away from the highly charged and political process that allows...
Legislative Report – September 2019

Legislative Report – September 2019

State Legislative Summary The most notable and potentially industry-threatening bill to become law this past month was in California, where most employers will now have a very narrow definition to use for determining independent contractors. But California also has a...
Updates on Overtime Exemption, Joint Employment and Broadband

Updates on Overtime Exemption, Joint Employment and Broadband

A trio of significant decisions that could likely impact different segments of the electronic security and life safety industry were made during September on the regulatory and judicial fronts. These are all topics we have discussed in past blogs and...
Legislative Report – August 2019

Legislative Report – August 2019

August saw more bills passing that will impact states in various ways. School security continues to receive priority attention from legislatures. We are also seeing an increase in data and consumer protection in legislation. The following bills highlight activity during...

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