Current Legislation and the Custom Electronics Integrator
CEDIA representatives actively meet with government officials to educate them on issues related to the residential electronic systems industry. The majority of the legislation CEDIA has been engaged in deals with statewide electrical licensing regulating electronic systems contractors and technicians. Some of the states where CEDIA has been active in the legislative and rulemaking processes include:
Effective Jan. 1, 2009, the California electronic waste recycling fee will increase for all covered electronic devices. The fee varies depending on the size of the screen measured diagonally. The new fees are as follows:
More than 4 inches, less than 15 inches $8
15 inches or more, less than 35 inches $16
35 inches or more $25
CEDIA is taking steps to ensure members are made aware of these changes.
Many states already have a license requirement for electronic systems contractors enacted at the state level. CEDIA continues to monitor legislation which affects current license requirements. For more information on state licensing requirements in your state, visit www.cedia.org/public_policy.
During the 2008 Illinois General Assembly, CEDIA has been active on statewide electrical licensing legislation. The legislation was similar to legislation introduced in past sessions. CEDIA’s position is that electronic systems contractors should not be regulated in the same fashion as electrical contractors, and the association is working to obtain an exemption for electronic systems contractors in the legislation.
Throughout 2007 and 2008, CEDIA has been active in the rulemaking process on statewide electrical licensing legislation which was enacted at the close of the 2007 legislative session. The enacted legislation contains an exemption for electronic systems contractors from the electrical licensing requirements. Throughout the administrative rule process CEDIA has worked to ensure the exemption for electronic systems contractors in the enacted legislation stays as intended and is not compromised.
The legislation also authorized and required the Iowa State Fire Marshal to establish a certification program for alarm system contractors and installers.