The start of 2015 has been busy for the CEDIA Government Affairs team, especially as it relates to burdensome regulations currently being proposed in New Jersey.
Below are some highlights of what your CEDIA Government Affairs team has been doing to protect your business.
- Early in December Darren Reaman, CEDIA Director of Government Affairs and CEDIA member Tom Curnin, owner of BravoAV, in Far Hill, N.J. testified before the New Jersey Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors to oppose an administrative rule change that would make it more difficult for integrators to do LED lighting and photovoltaic installation.
- Later in December, Darren returned to New Jersey to testify before the New Jersey Red Tape Review Commission, a bipartisan group that meets several times a year to hear from the public on predatory regulations. The commission seemed receptive to CEDIA’s concerns, which included both the LED lighting and photovoltaic installation rules and a more stringent regulation – New Jersey’s 10-volt low-voltage exemption.
The CEDIA Government Affairs team hopes legislation will be introduced in the upcoming year to help remedy these problematic issues. Joining Darren before the Red Tape Review Commission was Tom Curnin and Ryan Herd, CEO of One Sound Choice in Pompton Plains, N.J.
The CEDIA Government Affairs is still looking for candidates to be a part of its growing Grassroots Legislative Network
in the following states, if you know of someone who might be a good candidate, contact Nick McLain
, CEDIA Government Affairs Manager.
Areas needing candidates:
Connecticut, Minnesota, Washington, Oklahoma, Oregon, Kansas, Arkansas, South Carolina, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, Louisiana, Hawaii, Alabama, and New Hampshire.