National Elections and the Supreme Court – What We Can Expect

National Elections and the Supreme Court – What We Can Expect

It is now less than one month before the national elections and we vote for the status quo of divided government, a red wave or a blue wave. It will be useful at this point to map out a clear...
The Legislative “L’s” to Watch in 2021

The Legislative “L’s” to Watch in 2021

As we drive (or some may say careen) toward the election, we can anticipate any number of outcomes to the economy based on who wins. From the President, to Congress and statewide elections, the next election will likely cause some...
Legislative Report August 2020

Legislative Report August 2020

Federal Legislative Report Summary While August is normally a month for Congress to take a recess, some work was done as both chambers grapple with COVID-19 and its impact on the overall economy. H.R. 8014 would authorize the issuance of...
District Week Events Create Awareness of Industry Issues

District Week Events Create Awareness of Industry Issues

We often discuss the need for engagement between our members and their elected officials, but the real value from engagement is creating industry awareness among elected officials and their staff. During the last week of virtual district visits, ESA members...
Legislative Report July 2020

Legislative Report July 2020

Federal Legislative Report Summary July was probably more significant for what didn’t happen – a new wave of stimulus funds for a continuing beleaguered economy. While Congress did manage to pass a bill to extend the application period for the...
Legislative Report June 2020

Legislative Report June 2020

Federal Legislative Report Summary Congress continues to explore and wrangle with the economic impact of COVID-19. In June the only substantive bill to pass was H.R. 7010 – the “Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020.” This bill provides several needed...
ESA, in partnership with SIA and TMA, Rallies Industry Behind Push for Essential Workers Designation

ESA, in partnership with SIA and TMA, Rallies Industry Behind Push for Essential Workers Designation

ESA – in partnership with SIA and TMA – rallies the industry to take action, in supporting the industry’s designation as an “essential service” amidst state executive orders to stay in place. While CISA and DHS guidelines have been put...
Legislative Report – August 2019

Legislative Report – August 2019

August saw more bills passing that will impact states in various ways. School security continues to receive priority attention from legislatures. We are also seeing an increase in data and consumer protection in legislation. The following bills highlight activity during...
California Bill Could Pose Significant Limits on Use of Independent Contractors

California Bill Could Pose Significant Limits on Use of Independent Contractors

You may have heard news reports about a bill in California that has ride share businesses like Uber and Lyft up in arms over its far-reaching impact on their business model - treating drivers as independent contractors. These and other...
New Tennessee Law Provides Resolution to Current and Potential Alarm Issues

New Tennessee Law Provides Resolution to Current and Potential Alarm Issues

On May 8, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed SB 1443, which will provide positive safeguards for electronic security and life safety companies. On May 8, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed SB 1443, which will provide positive safeguards for...

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