SDM received the following urgent request from the Illinois Electronic Security Association regarding House Bill 1301, legislation that would allow fire protection districts in the state of Illinois to monopolize the alarm monitoring business:

We need all alarm professionals who do business in Illinois to come to Springfield on March 16 and help stop House Bill 1301.

This FREE event begins across the street from the Capitol Building at the State House Inn at 11:30 AM. The State House Inn is located at 101 East Adams, Springfield, Ill. 62701. (1-217-528-5100)

The event will culminate with alarm professionals — from technicians and management to monitors and principles — visiting their elected officials' offices and talking to them about the detrimental effects HB 1301 will have on their livelihood.

During the luncheon that will double as the quarterly meeting, long-time IESA lobbyist Dick Lockhart will give the latest status report on the bill, as well as advice on how to effectively explain to legislators that HB 1301 will hurt your business.

This is a message that hits home best when coming from all levels of employees and management alike. Please register for you and your staff today!

For more information about HB1301, and how you can help the IESA defeat this legislation, contact [Kevin Lehan] at 630-305-8800.