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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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SIA Supports Commonsense Legislation Addressing Facial Recognition

As part of a larger technology package produced by the House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) recently introduced H.R. 6929, the Advancing Facial Recognition Act, which requires the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce and other appropriate agencies to complete a comprehensive study on facial recognition technologies, including the collection of information to…

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Details on benefits to small businesses in COVID-19 stimulus bill now signed into law
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Summary of $484 Billion COVID-19 “Phase 3” Stimulus Replenishment

After funding for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) expired, Congress and the Trump administration moved to replenish the PPP by providing supplemental aid to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. On April 24, President Trump enacted H.R. 266, which provides approximately $484 billion in additional relief funds to initiatives initially funded…

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Coalitions seeks delay on NDAA Section 889 "Part B" pending clarification
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SIA and Other Leading Associations Request Clarification and Delay of Implementation of “Part B” NDAA Contractor-Related Restriction

To avoid additional disruption, associations believe clarification is needed on the scope of the restriction – part of the federal procurement prohibition on certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment – before it is implemented. On April 15, the Security Industry Association (SIA) joined other leading industry associations in circulating a letter urging Congress to delay…

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In 2017, 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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SIA Testifies on Facial Recognition Before California State Assembly

As part of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) advocacy work on the issue of facial recognition, Jake Parker, SIA’s senior director of government relations, testified on March 10 before the California State Assembly’s Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. Parker testified before the committee, led by chairman Ed Chau, at “Shaping the Future of Facial…

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SIA Testifies on Facial Recognition Before New Jersey Assembly

As part of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) advocacy work on the issue of facial recognition, Drake Jamali, SIA’s manager of government relations, testified on Feb. 3 before the New Jersey Assembly of Legislators’ Committee on Science, Innovation and Technology. Jamali’s testimony to the committee, led by Chairman Andrew Zwicker and Vice-Chair Linda Carter, provided…

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