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  • Peter Psarouthakis
    To: Investigative and Security Professionals Re: ISPLA Instant Insight S 3806, the SECURE Facilities Act of 2010 - Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT) Just before
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 4, 2010
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      To: Investigative and Security Professionals



      Re: ISPLA Instant Insight



      S 3806, the SECURE Facilities Act of 2010 - Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT)



      Just before Congress adjourned to return home for election campaigning on
      Wednesday, Senate bill S 3806, aimed at increased standards for contract
      guards, was passed quickly by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and
      Governmental Affairs to reform the Federal Protective Service (FPS). This
      action sets up the bill for a vote in a lame-duck session of Congress or for
      inclusion in a homeland security appropriations bill. The full name of the
      Senate bill is the Supporting Employee Competency and Updating Readiness
      Enhancements for (SECURE) Facilities Act of 2010 (S. 3806). The House
      Homeland Security Committee has not yet marked up its version of the bill.
      ISPLA has conferred with Steve Amitay, lobbyist for the National Association
      of Security Companies. NASCO is supporting S 3806 over the House bills. On
      September 28, NASCO indicated such support in a letter to Senators Joseph I.
      Lieberman (D-CT) and Susan M. Collins (D-ME), Chair and Ranking Member
      respectively of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.
      ISPLA has been closely monitoring this legislation and is prepared to offer
      its assistance in ensuring that the final bill will strengthen the FPS
      Contract Guard Program at federal facilities.




      Number:

      S 3806 - Updated (Status 10/01/2010)


      Sponsor:

      Lieberman, Joseph I. (I-CT)


      Title:

      <http://www.cqstatetrack.com/texis/redir?id=4c9c30e525> SECURE Facilities
      Act of 2010


      Abstract:

      ***NONE***


      Status:

      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
      <http://www.cqstatetrack.com/texis/redir?id=4c9c30e525&rtype=status> Ordered
      to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. -
      09/29/2010



      HR 3149, the Equal Employment Act for All - Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-9)



      Hearings were recently held. Judy Gootkind submitted written testimony on
      behalf of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners
      (NAPBS) before the House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on
      Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit. This legislation would severely
      limit the use of credit reports in private employment to just certain
      positions in financial institutions.




      Number:

      HR 3149 - Updated (Status 09/25/2010)


      Sponsor:

      Cohen, Steve (D-TN-9)


      Title:

      Equal Employment for All Act
      <http://www.cqstatetrack.com/texis/redir?id=4a5c418565>


      Abstract:

      ***NONE***


      Status:

      Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions
      <http://www.cqstatetrack.com/texis/redir?id=4a5c418565&rtype=status> and
      Consumer Credit Prior to Referral. - 09/23/2010

      S 3789, the Social Security Number Protection Act of 2010 - Sen. Dianne
      Feinstein (D-CA)



      This bill was thought by some to become a vehicle for tacking on onerous
      amendments which might restrict access to credit header information. Such
      was not the case in the Senate which passed this bill without amendment on
      September 28 by unanimous consent.




      Number:

      S 3789 - Updated (Status, Text 10/01/2010)


      Sponsor:

      Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)


      Title

      Social Security Number Protection Act of 2010
      <http://www.cqstatetrack.com/texis/redir?id=4c9597e526>


      Abstract:

      ***NONE***


      Status:

      Held at the desk. - 09/28/2010
      <http://www.cqstatetrack.com/texis/redir?id=4c9597e526&rtype=status>



      Negative New York Times Sunday Magazine Advertisement



      The portrayal of a private security officer seated before a monitor console
      in a Chubb Group of Insurance Companies ad in the September 27 issue of a
      major publication raised serious concerns to the private security industry.
      The ad showed a security officer watching a football game while the security
      monitors were broadcasting seven serious emergency situations simultaneously
      taking place.



      ISPLA, along with others, brought to the attention of the advertiser and
      publisher that such a portrayal demeans the work ethic of close to two
      million individuals protecting the public in a wide range of activities, a
      sector twice the size of public law enforcement. Furthermore, it was pointed
      out that the private sector guards 85% of this nation's critical
      infrastructure, and that the same number of private security officers
      perished while on duty at the World Trade Center on 9/11 as did members of
      the New York and New Jersey Port Authority Police Department.



      This association represents the interests of not only the 65,000 security
      officers employed by our member contract security companies, but also nine
      professional associations comprised of security companies. The ad was an
      insult not only to our members, but to the whole private security profession
      which rallied immediately to stop such ads from being further disseminated
      and seek an apology from Chubb, an insurance company that has profited
      greatly by earning premiums from this industry for many years.



      Bruce Hulme

      ISPLA Director of Government Affairs

      www.ISPLA.org <http://www.ispla.org/>





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