SIA Names Legislators of the Year

Sen. Cory Gardner and Reps. Mike Coffman and Peter Welch have fought to prevent restrictions on security product power supplies and to restore school safety grant funding.

Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced it would recognize three Members of Congress as SIA Legislators of the Year for their work on policy issues important to the industry.

The SIA Legislator of the Year Award has presented annually to Members of Congress and other elected officials that have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in advancing legislation and policies that encourage the effective use of technology solutions to enhance public safety and security and to protect critical infrastructure.

SIA will recognize the following legislators during the 2017 SIA GovSummit at The Liaison Capitol Hill on June 28, 2017:

  • Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., for sponsorship of S. 190, the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, which extends an exemption for external power supplies used in security and life safety systems from certain efficiency standards
  • Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., for sponsorship of H.R. 1636, the School Safety Act, which would restore U.S. Department of Justice assistance to schools struggling to implement basic safety measures as well as efforts to secure Congressional support for related appropriations
  • Rep.Peter Welch, D-Vt., for sponsorship of H.R. 511, the House version of the PASS Act

“As the Security Industry Association set its legislative agenda for 2017, keeping security systems free of regulatory burdens emerged as a top priority. SIA was pleased that Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Peter Welch agreed through their sponsorship of the PASS Act in the Senate and House respectively,” said Jake Parker, SIA Director of Government Relations. “Meanwhile, Rep. Mike Coffman continued to demonstrate extraordinary leadership in fighting for school safety funding, a top priority for SIA in recent years. SIA will continue to serve as a resource for these outstanding leaders as we continue to work together to maintain and increase the safety and security of our country.”

To register for the SIA GovSummit, visit Qualified members of the press can receive complimentary registration by emailing Mickey McCarter, SIA Manager of Communications, at

About the Security Industry Association (SIA)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 750 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities, and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA Government Summit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers and Securing New Ground®, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.

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