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CEA Commends Hawaii State Assembly for Preserving Consumer Audio Choice


ARLINGTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Consumer Electronics Association applauds the Hawaii State Assembly Transportation Committee for preserving consumer audio choice and deferring indefinitely H.B. 1178. img border='0' title='Add to Google' alt='Add to Google' src='http

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									CEA Commends Hawaii State Assembly for
Preserving Consumer Audio Choice
H.B. 1178 Would Have Banned the Sale of Aftermarket Subwoofer and Speakers in Hawaii

February 09, 2011 06:03 PM Eastern Time  

ARLINGTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Today, legislation (H.B. 1178) aimed at banning the sale of
aftermarket subwoofers and speakers in Hawaii was deferred indefinitely during a hearing by the State Assembly’s
Transportation Committee. The following statement can be attributed to Michael Petricone, senior vice president,
government affairs, of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®:

“CEA commends the Transportation Committee of the Hawaii State Assembly for preserving Hawaiians’ ability to
enjoy their mobile audio products.

“The proposed legislation would have negatively impacted Hawaiian businesses and eliminated jobs just as the state
is emerging from the worst recession in recent memory. It also would have cost the state significant tax revenues
generated through the sale and installation of aftermarket speakers and subwoofers.

“CEA supports the responsible use of consumer electronics in a safe listening environment. As Hawaii properly
recognized, enforcement of existing noise ordinance statues is preferable to banning an entire class of legal
technology products.” 

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186
billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership,
including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards
development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the 
International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry
services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.


    l   CEA Economic Retreat
        March 1-4, 2011, Snowmass Village, CO

    l   CES on the Hill/Digital Patriots Dinner
        May 10-11, 2011, Washington, DC

    l   CEA Line Shows
        June 2011, New York, NY

    l   CEO Summit and Board Retreat
        October 1-3, 2011, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy

    l   CEA Industry Forum
        October 2011
   l   CES New York Press Preview featuring CES Unveiled @ NY
       November 2011, New York, NY

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