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CAA Legislative Update

Jul 7 2020

CAA Legislative Update

On March 19, California became the first state to issue a statewide shelter in place order.  The shelter in place order proved to be an effective tool to slow the spread of COVID-19.  In fact, California bent the curve so successfully that Governor Newsom confidently sent hundreds of ventilators to the east coast and began…

Jun 26 2020

Governor and Legislature Reach An Agreement on State Budget

On Monday, Governor Newsom and legislative leadership announced that they had reached agreement on a state budget.   As you know, the Legislature adopted its own version of a budget last Monday to meet its constitutional deadline to do so by June 15.  In adopting their “legislative budget,” the Legislature rejected the Governor’s proposed $14 billion…

Jun 25 2020

ISC West 2020 Moves Online to a Virtual Conference

Due to industry and market circumstances, Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor SIA (Security Industry Association), will be transforming ISC West 2020 into an all-virtual event October 5-7.   ISC West 2020 scheduled for October 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada – has been canceled due to industry and market circumstances. While we cannot convene in person…

Jun 19 2020

Legislative Update

by Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Smith, LLC  This was a busy week in Sacramento. The Legislature passed a budget, acted on several high-profile bills, and the Assembly adjourned for a summer recess.  Oversight? When the Legislature returned several weeks ago despite the guidance of public health officials to keep nonessential workers home, we explained that…

Jun 12 2020

An Election Preview

The Governor and the Legislature continue to negotiate on a budget that would resolve the state’s $54 billion deficit. The state Constitution requires the legislature to pass a balanced budget by June 15 or not get paid. Recognizing this leadership in the Assembly and Senate announced Wednesday that they would adopt their version of the…

Jun 2 2020

Budget Update: Cuts or Taxes?

As we have reported previously, Governor Newsom released his May Revision to the Budget on May 14, announcing that the state is facing a $54 billion deficit.  The May Revise proposes to balance the budget with a mix of reserves, internal borrowing, federal funding, and short-term revenues.  However, the backbone of the Governor’s May Revise…

May 26 2020

Reopening and Legislative Oversight

The following update is provided courtesy of Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Smith As we have reported previously, Governor Newsom has enjoyed enormous power since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis both legally, under the Emergency Services Act, and politically, given the hundreds of thousands of viewers tuning in to watch his noon press conferences almost daily.…

Apr 28 2020

President’s Corner: How We’re Handling COVID-19 Heading Into the Summer

We are entering that time of traditional family vacations, loading the kid and spouse into a vehicle and heading out on our annual adventure. Are we there yet? Depending on the age of your children, and possibly the patients of your spouse, you have heard this never-ending question. Our world has changed. Like you, I…

Apr 27 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Possible Return of The Legislature

Here is the latest update the legislative update from Sacramento from Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Sith, CAA’s lobbyist regarding activity in the Capitol. This week, Governor Newsom announced the opening of new testing facilities and the receipt of new testing supplies. The Governor has a goal of eventually being able to test 80,000 Californians per…

Apr 27 2020

A Message From the National Fire Sprinkler Association

Dear Board, Councils, Committees, and NFSA Staff, We have been very hopeful since our Board meeting last week that this would be isolated and not cause a total shutdown of our country. Well, I am afraid our governmental intel is telling us to prepare for two plus weeks of isolation and shutdown. It is highly…

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The California Alarm Association develops and manages programs to benefit members and to promote the growth of professionalism in the electronic security industry throughout the state of California. Membership dues provide the foundation for funding these programs, but we rely on the financial support of individuals and companies to expand existing programs and launch new initiatives. These non-dues revenues are critical for the protection of the industry in which we all make our livelihood, and to preserve our ability to enhance public safety in our communities. Our mission:

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