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...
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....
Now is the Time to Preempt Local Control of False Alarm Management

Now is the Time to Preempt Local Control of False Alarm Management

False alarm fines are historically imposed by local governments to force those who habitually cause them to pay for public safety (police and/or fire) response and incentivize compliance through financial penalties. Fining end users and practicing other measures — such...
Legislative Summary, November 2020

Legislative Summary, November 2020

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary - November 2020 Congressional activity in November was relatively light due to the run-up for the election and post-election move...
Legislative Summary

Legislative Summary

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary - October 2020 The bills introduced and moving in Congress continue to focus on COVID-19. The bottom line is that...
Down Ballot Elections Paint a Different Picture

Down Ballot Elections Paint a Different Picture

While virtually everyone was focused on the outcome of the national elections, several battleground elections took place in states across the country. Joe Biden is the presumptive winner of the presidential election, however we did not see the Democratic “wave”...
ESA Member Bart Williams takes Mississippi State Senate

ESA Member Bart Williams takes Mississippi State Senate

How Becoming Active in ESA Were Building Blocks to State Senate Run To say that the security industry draws people in and demonstrates its value in terms of relationship building with the caliber of people who comprise the industry is...

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