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SIA Supports Smart Cities Bill That Prioritizes Security

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a smart cities grant program promoting technological innovation, mobility, smart transportation systems and security. S. 1939, the Moving and Fostering Innovation to Revolutionize Smarter Transportation Act (or the Moving FIRST Act), authorizes $100 million in matching grant funds annually through fiscal year 2024 to…

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Security Industry Association Announces 2019 Legislator of the Year Award Winners


Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Deb Fischer and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr., will be honored at SIA GovSummit in Washington, D.C. SILVER SPRING, Md. –The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.) as the 2019 recipients of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award.…

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Federal Funding Bill Advances, Including Funding Increase for School Violence Prevention Programs

On May 22, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce-Science-Justice funding bill, which would provide $125 million for programs authorized by the STOP School Violence Act, an overall increase of $25 million or 25% compared to 2019. The programs include Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants for mental health training and…

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Letter of Support for Artificial Intelligence Job Opportunities and Background Summary Act

In a March 4, 2019, letter to U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, the Security Industry Association (SIA) expressed strong support for H.R. 827, the Artificial Intelligence Job Opportunities and Background Summary Act of 2019, which directs the U.S. Department of Labor to work with businesses and educational institutions to analyze the future growth of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and its impact on the American workforce.

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State Bills on the Move Enabling Use of Security Technology to Protect Students, Children and the Elderly

Lawmakers in Hawaii (HI HB 736), Minnesota (MN HF 146/SF 11), Missouri (MO HB 719), North Dakota (ND SB 2113) and South Dakota (SD HB 1268) have all introduced legislation that would require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to allow residents and their families to install video surveillance and electronic monitoring equipment in their…

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