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SIA-Led Coalition Urges Congress to Include Business Expensing Reforms in Tax Overhaul

Eight associations call upon tax committees to allow small and medium businesses to deduct the total cost of security and life safety systems as a business expense​ in the year incurred. Silver Spring, Md. —The Security Industry Association (SIA) recen…

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Summary of American Rescue Plan COVID-Relief Stimulus

On March 11, President Biden signed his administration’s first major piece of legislation, the American Rescue Plan, which appropriates $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief to aid small businesses, public schools, state governments and government contractors impacted by COVID-19. President Biden’s latest stimulus follows his pledge to provide robust relief to the American people and business…

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SIA Joins Tech, Business Groups to Encourage Federal Investment in IT Modernization

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As Congress and the Biden administration continue to negotiate the final terms of another COVID-19 aid package, SIA partnered with tech and business trade associations led by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) to urge Congress to provide $9 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). SIA supported the initial authorization of TMF, which allows…

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Participate in the Security PAC

SIA launched the Security PAC to help fund political action advancing the needs of SIA members. We’re looking for help from members like you.

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Security Policy Brief: What Right to Repair Legislation Means for the Security Industry

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In this video, learn about several recently introduced Right to Repair bills and how SIA is engaging on behalf of members on this issue. “Right to Repair” legislation, as introduced in several states in 2021, would mandate original equipment manufacturers of digital electronic equipment to provide unauthorized repair providers with diagnostic and repair information, along…

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SIA Weighs In on Biometrics and Facial Recognition Legislation

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has kicked off the 2021 legislative cycle by testifying at public hearings on biometric and facial recognition technologies in three states and the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. SIA supports safeguards ensuring responsible use and sensible privacy protections, while rejecting blanket bans or unbalanced restrictions of these technologies. Introduced in the…

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Security Policy Brief: What BIPA-Style Legislation Means for the Security Industry

In this video, learn about BIPA laws and how SIA is engaging on behalf of members on this issue. Biometric Information Protection Acts, or BIPA-style legislation, mandate written consent and notice requirements for private entities, including individuals, who use products that include biometric information, such as an individual’s retina, iris, face or fingerprints. The Security…

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