standards must be upheld. Government Relations Director John Chwat predicts that as
state legislatures begin to convene across the country early next year, there
will be multiple new pieces of legislation that we must be aware of, engaged in,
and responsive to. We cannot sit idly and watch as special interests and other
entities try to adversely affect our industry.
ESA takes an
active role in state legislation, and we will continue to keep you informed about
any legislation that could potentially impact our industry or your business. Members
always have access to our monthly State Legislative Report, which reviews
activity nationwide on industry-related bills in every state. It’s a great way
to stay on top of the latest developments.
our members and their state associations – with help from ESA – must ensure
that we continue to uphold licensing requirements and that only qualified
individuals are able to install and service electronic security systems.
licensing requirements are important to our industry, since they promote the
quality and integrity of installations that is so critical to our success. Strong
licensing requirements ensure that background checks are performed on potential
employees, and that proper training occurs before someone goes into the field
to install or service systems. We believe these requirements are critical for
all companies to meet.
It’s not too
much to ask state legislatures to support these provisions, and to resist any
attempts to weaken them. In fact, we believe these licensing standards are straightforward
and are worthy of support from all of the stakeholders who want to ensure that security
work is performed by quality individuals with the proper training.
continue to track legislation as it moves forward in the months ahead, and keep
you informed. We’ll make specific suggestions regarding actions you can take, and
encourage you and your fellow industry members to follow through at the state
level. Together, we will make a difference.