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First up was H.H. 1939, the Electronic Life Safety and Security Systems Federal Background Check. The 'Reader's Digest' version of this bill will be to allow the industry through NBFAA, access to FBI's criminal background check records for any employee under consideration for hire by a security company, allowing companies to reach across state boundaries that currently limit the amount of information that you can garner on any one of your employees.

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NBFAA Takes the Industry to Capitol Hill
By Carol Enman

   At this year’s Day on Capitol Hill, about 60 members of
the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA)                          PSA TEC—New Partnerships and
gathered to lobby for passage of series of bills that they’re                    Alliances Tick
working hard to get on the dockets and or passed or repealed
                                                                                   Now in its 25th
in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
                                                                                 year, 2009 PSA®-
   First up was H.R. 1939, the Electronic Life Safety and
                                                                                 TEC continued on a
Security Systems Federal Background Check. The ‘Reader’s
                                                                                 roll in St. Charles, Ill.,
Digest’ version of this bill will be to allow the industry,
                                                                                 at the Pheasant Run
through NBFAA, access to FBI’s criminal background check
                                                                                 Resort,       delivering
records for any employee under consideration for hire by a
                                                                                 a         well-attended
security company, allowing companies to reach across state
                                                                                 conference             for
boundaries that currently limit the amount of information
                                                                                 security integrators, The exhibit floor at the PSA show was
that you can garner on any one of your employees.
                                                                                 m a n u f a c t u r e r s , lively with vendor demonstrations.
   Another bill lobbied was H.R. 1680, the Long Term Care
                                                                                 public safety officials and many others in the industry who
Life Safety Act, designed to provide incentive programs
                                                                                 gathered to assess the changing landscape of the industry,
for the Department of Human Services to promote the
                                                                                 attend training sessions and certification—and of course—
retrofit installation of fire alarms detection systems and fire
                                                                                 have some fun in an informal atmosphere.
prevention technologies in nursing facilities, hospices and
                                                                                   Frank Abagnale kicked off PSA-TEC, delivering the
long-term facilities.
                                                                                 keynote address during the Opening Mixer on Tuesday, May
   S.292, a bill originally entered by Senator Arlen Specter of
                                                                                 5. Samsung Techwin, a PSA supplier partner and sponsor of
Pennsylvania, would repeal section 511 of the Tax Reconciliation
                                                                                 
								
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