Issues & Policy Priorities

SIA’s Government Relations team WORKS DILIGENTLY ON ISSUES THAT MATTER TO OUR MEMBERS AND TO THE SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENS.

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Video: It’s Time to Act on School Security

To stress the importance of investing in K-12 school safety, SIA produced a video with partners from the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools and Safe and Sound Schools. Learn why it’s time to act.

Get Involved in SIA Government Relations

Our active committees help SIA members like you shape public policy and be the first to know about regulations and legislation that could impact your business.

FTC Bans Noncompete Agreements, Lawsuit Ensues: How the Rule Impacts Security Businesses

On April 23, 2024, after a 3-2 vote in favor, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a rule which will put a ban on all noncompete agreements nationwide beginning Sept. 4, 2024. Once this new ruling goes into effect, existing noncompetes for most of the workforce will be null and no longer enforceable, and notably,…

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Security Industry Association Names Leire Arbona Puértolas and Arielle Thomas as 2024 SIA Industry Advocate Award Honorees

Arbona Puértolas and Thomas were honored for their leadership and support of SIA’s government relations initiatives at the 2024 SIA GovSummit conference in Washington, D.C. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has recognized two industry leaders – Leire Arbona Puértolas and Arielle Thomas – as the 2024 winners of the SIA Industry Advocate Award.…

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5 New State “Right to Repair” Laws and What They Mean for the Security Industry

Over the last few years, the “Right to Repair” movement has consistently gained momentum in states across the country with over 40 states having at least introduced right to repair legislation. While the Security Industry Association (SIA) acknowledges the importance of providing consumers with effective ways to extend the life cycle of consumer electronics and…

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State of New York Provides Retailers with Tax Credit for Security Improvements

What Retailers Need to Know About Using New York’s Retail Security Tax Credit On April 20, the New York State legislature passed its annual budget measure for fiscal year 2025 which addresses multiple priorities and enacts key proposals from Governor Kathy Hochul. Of significance to New York business owners, workers and consumers, the measure included…

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