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CEDIA’s government affairs efforts are designed to support members and ensure that their abilities to own and operate their businesses are not impeded.

Our mission is to influence public policy to protect CEDIA members, the electronics industry, and consumers. 

The association achieves this mission by developing, monitoring, and disseminating information regarding legislative and regulatory issues; developing and implementing public policy strategies; and driving participation at a grassroots level.

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Use Your Voice.  Protect Your Business. Across the country and around the world, laws and regulations pose threats to the home technology industry.  Learn what CEDIA is doing to protect your business – and how you can use your voice to influence policymakers.

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Volunteers Step Up

by Allison Hemphill | Apr 12, 2022

CEDIA Government Affairs works hard daily to advocate for the home technology industry in the United States, and abroad. Their dedication and hard work are instrumental to everyone – not just in particular areas.

We’re always excited and appreciative when members step up and join in advocacy efforts because it’s such meaningful work. Some past participants include:

  • Andrew Ard, MAXAWARE
  • Terry Baer, Media Link
  • Will Breaux, iconic systems
  • Paul Epstein, Current Marketing
  • Ken Erdmann, Erdmann Electric
  • Wayne Harrison, Chesapeake System Services
  • Mitchel Klein, Z-Wave Alliance
  • Bill Maxey, Media Design
  • Ryan Miller, Refined Systems
  • Terry Morton, Land & Sea Entertainment
  • Chris Piper, Technology Design Associates
  • Bill Skaer, Bill Skaer & Associates
  • Leon SooHoo, Paradyme
  • Evan Struhl, Cutting Edge Systems
  • David Symonds, Simplistic Audio Video, LLC

 

These members stand out as having been active in the legislative process and were instrumental in giving their expertise on critical industry issues. Will you step up in the future?

Advocacy by the numbers in 2022: So far in 2022, CEDIA has tracked 655 legislative bills with at least one legislative bill in all 50 states and 128 regulations in 35 states. From this total, 28 legislative bills are considered priority from 21 different states.

Past and current issues range from electrical licensing, low-voltage licensing, the National Electrical Code®, and the categorization of Integrators as “essential workers” and cover all corners of the U.S.

Valuable Resources

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  • Key Issues

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Join our Grassroots Legislative Network

CEDIA’s public policy efforts are designed to support CEDIA members and ensure that their abilities to own and operate their business are not impeded upon.

The Grassroots Legislative Network is a collection of CEDIA members across the U.S. that helps to monitor, gather, and share information about legislative and regulatory issues that pertain to the home technology industry. The Grassroots Legislative Network also develops and implements strategies for responding to legislative issues.

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For more information, including tips on contacting your legislators, contact Director of Government Affairs Darren Reaman at 317.328.4336 ext. 144.