Legislative Report September 2021

Legislative Report September 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – September 2021 Congress continues to wrangle over infrastructure, reconciliation, debt ceiling and how to deal with the economy facing...
The Hidden Tax We All Pay When the Economy (and Jobs) Lag

The Hidden Tax We All Pay When the Economy (and Jobs) Lag

The latest jobs report was released last week, and the news was “disappointing” to media outlets across the board. While the official numbers indicate 194,000 jobs were added, this fell well short of the 500,000 that Dow Jones (and the...
Record Job Openings Persist – What’s Next?

Record Job Openings Persist – What’s Next?

The August 9, 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) press release articulated what many reading this blog already know through experience. The number of job openings increased to a record 10.1 million as of the end of June, which is...
Legislative Summary – August 2021

Legislative Summary – August 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – August 2021 August is typically a month that Congress takes a break from its “sausage making” and members spend...
ESA Opposition with Proposed Revisions to City of Houston Electrical Code

ESA Opposition with Proposed Revisions to City of Houston Electrical Code

Dear City of Houston Council Members, On behalf of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), I wish to express our opposition with certain proposed revisions to the City of Houston Administrative Code Provisions for the National Electrical Code. Specifically, we oppose...
Legislative Report July 2021

Legislative Report July 2021

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry.   Federal Legislative Summary – July 2021 Congress continued to wrangle over infrastructure in July. It seemed most of the news coming out of...
Sometimes It Takes a Coalition to Protect a Profession

Sometimes It Takes a Coalition to Protect a Profession

We are monitoring 122 bills related to occupational licensing just passed the halfway mark in the year. Many are innocuous. But many others could have or will have a significant impact on your business, if passed. As the electronic security...
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...

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