MBFAA Members Oppose Massachusetts Legislation Regarding Low-Voltage Work

SILVER SPRING, Md.

A bill in Massachusetts that mandates the licensing of all low-voltage work (Telecommunications) in the state has passed a House committee and is awaiting for a final vote before it becomes law. State alarm association members are being urged to stop this legislation from passing.

According to David Johnson, director of government relations for the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA), SB 2375 takes away everything except security and fire systems form A, B C and D licensed electricians. It also may allow a back door for people in the telecommunications industry to enter the security industry, he says.

Johnson adds that labor unions have been pressing this bill for six years, and now it comes down to a House vote within the next few days that could send it to the governor for her signature.

The Massachusetts Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MBFAA) has been fighting this bill at every step. The association called for a parade of alarm trucks to go to the Massachusetts State House in Beacon Hill July 29 to voice their opposition of the legislation.

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