Legislative Summary – April 2021

Legislative Summary – April 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – April 2021 Congress took some time after its latest round of stimulus bills to focus on some other measures...
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...
PPP2 Application Deadline Extended

PPP2 Application Deadline Extended

The U.S. Senate approved a two-month extension of a popular U.S. small-business relief program that still has about $79 billion left to distribute, giving companies until the end of May to apply for the forgivable loans. The Senate passed the...
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...
What the Pro Security Channel Needs to Know about Old and New COVID Funding

What the Pro Security Channel Needs to Know about Old and New COVID Funding

The election’s over; we are a little over a month into 2021; business is starting back up after COVID-ladened months; and there’s more going on in Congress than just funding. There are tax credits, tax deductions, extensions, all of which...
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...

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