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...
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...
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...

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