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Senate Bills in Illinois Threaten Return of Alarm Monitoring by Fire Districts

The state’s alarm association tells its members a state senator has proposed two bills that could once again usher in monopolistic fire alarm monitoring by fire districts.


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The House of Representatives today passed legislation that would establish legal standards for carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and encourage use of the devices. July 27, 2010

Increasingly, states and local jurisdictions are mandating the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. Alarm professionals therefore must not only comply with the industry’s most recent product standards, but understand the differences among various new requirements. June 06, 2010

A New Jersey lawmaker introduced a bill that would enact a key legislative fix sought by a Security Industry Association (SIA)-led coalition... June 01, 2010

The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 (SB 183), signed May 7, will complement provisions in the 2010 California Residential Code and 2010 California Building Code that require the installation of CO detection and notification devices in new dwellings in the state, beginning in January 2011. May 16, 2010

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry vetoed a bill that would have prevented radio frequency identification (RFID) tags from being put into driver’s licenses and state identification cards... May 12, 2010

The New York Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NYBFAA), along with the Electronic Security Association (ESA), is urging opposition to Senate bill 2074... April 13, 2010

A bill that would have restricted the use of biometrics technologies by private businesses and government agencies in New Hampshire was resoundingly defeated by the state legislature... March 30, 2010

A panel of security industry representatives provided an update on federal appropriations affecting the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), wastewater treatment systems, port security, K-12 education and other market sectors at ISC West on Thursday. March 24, 2010

Stricter legislation and advancement in technology, coupled with a rebound in new construction, are forecast to generate new opportunities in the fire industry. March 16, 2010

A bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., would provide a legislative fix to a mandate that requires electronic security devices to meet certain efficiency standards while in “no-load” mode... March 09, 2010




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