Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee advises SIA members regarding legislation, regulations and other pending government actions affecting the security industry and makes recommendations for related actions.

Accomplishments

  • Representation of SIA members and their interests before federal and state policymakers
  • Formation of Security PAC political action committee
  • Publications & Tools (Security Policy Brief, Federal Grants Guide, Export Assistance Guide, Guide to Navigating Federal Contracting Rules)
  • Webcasts on emerging policy issues affecting the security industry
  • Security Policy Brief: A new tool exclusively for SIA members, which provides detailed tracking of state legislative issues affecting the security industry
  • Regulatory Relief: The signing of the Power and Security Systems Act in November 2017 culminated a yearlong effort to preserve an important exemption from federal energy efficiency rules critical to the operation of security and fire alarm systems.
  • Tax Reform: The tax overhaul signed into law by President Trump in December 2017 (P.L. 115-97) provided key incentives for businesses to purchase fire and security systems.
  • Comments on Proposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods Under Section 301 of the Trade Act: SIA filed comments with the U.S. Trade Representative expressing concerns with the latest series of tariffs proposed by the Trump administration.
 

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