Legislation to Watch: Threats from Politely Titled Bills

Legislation to Watch: Threats from Politely Titled Bills

Since the beginning of the year, ESA began following bills unlike any seen in recent history. We mentioned the numerous occupational licensing bills that would require oversight and review of all licenses. We also noted several bills that would expand...
Dangerous Legislation Hits States Early in the Year

Dangerous Legislation Hits States Early in the Year

Before the month of January ended, we encountered several bills in state legislatures that remind us of the need for diligence and advocacy. One bill in New Jersey, signed by the Governor on January 31st, will have a significantly negative...
The Games Begin – State Legislatures Poised for New Direction in 2019

The Games Begin – State Legislatures Poised for New Direction in 2019

We previously mentioned the change in direction many legislatures and Congress will see in 2019 after the midterm elections. How this plays out and whether it impacts your business will be largely dependent on the state you live and do...
The Elections are Over – What Can We Expect for Electronic Security Industry in 2019?

The Elections are Over – What Can We Expect for Electronic Security Industry in 2019?

The mid-terms are in the books, with very few exceptions and it is now time to consider what impact we can expect with legislation and regulation in 2019 considering the changes that occurred in most state legislatures. With Democratic gains...
Post-Election Recap – Will Changes in US House and State Chambers Lead to Collaboration?

Post-Election Recap – Will Changes in US House and State Chambers Lead to Collaboration?

Prior to the elections, the country seemed focused primarily on the hopes for “blue wave” for Democrats or “red tsunami” for Republicans in Congress, but what happened in 50 states legislatures and statewide races is also of great importance to...
The New Supreme Court Justice and His Impact on Your Business

The New Supreme Court Justice and His Impact on Your Business

I was around, as many of you were, when the name “Bork” became a verb and Clarence Thomas called his confirmation a “high-tech lynching.“ It was plain to anyone paying attention, that selecting a Supreme Court justice — when the...
How Electronic Security Businesses Can Help Schools Be More Secure

How Electronic Security Businesses Can Help Schools Be More Secure

On August 31, 2018, the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for up to $29.5 million for schools to improve the security of public or charter school facilities....
Congress Takes Bi-partisan Approach to Workforce Development

Congress Takes Bi-partisan Approach to Workforce Development

Congress took a break from perpetual division to support a bi-partisan measure that will modernize and update workforce development funding for high-skill, high-demand jobs like those in electronic security. Congress took a break from perpetual division to support a bi-partisan...
The “Supreme” Impact of Courts on Licensing

The “Supreme” Impact of Courts on Licensing

If you glanced at the news lately you probably know that President Trump made another selection for the Supreme Court to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy. While listening to or readings stories on Justice Kavanaugh you may have heard the...
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Alarm Company Liability

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Alarm Company Liability

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted in 1991 at the dawn of the internet and technology age and was written to provide consumers with certain protections as they related to “robocalls” using automatic telephone dialing system or “autodialers.”...

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