On Oct. 24, 2017, after a year-long effort led by NSCA, the Security Industry Association (SIA), the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and many other trade associations that serve the electronic systems industry, Congress presented to President Donald Trump a bill to enact the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act (S. 190).
This bill provides an important provision that is critical to the operation of security and fire alarm systems in regard to federal energy-efficiency requirements. Since 2016, the PASS Act was considered on three separate occasions by the U.S. House of Representatives before becoming law on Nov. 2, 2017.
The PASS Act provides much-needed certainty to the manufacturers, installers, and service providers that work in the security industry – but, ultimately, it benefits the millions of Americans, including our nation’s schools, who depend on security and life-safety. Learn more about the PASS Act here.