Security Guard Committee of ALDONYS: A Busy Year Ends, More Work Ahead
The hard work of Security Guard Committee members produced impressive results in 2008. Without these focused lobbying efforts, the proposed amendments to the Security Guard Act of 1992 would now be law, placing costly and unnecessary burdens on both security firms and their employees.
Generous contributions from individuals and companies allowed us to gain needed attention from state lawmakers and were instrumental in our successful fundraising event for Sen. Dean Skelos in September.
Meanwhile, our lobbyist Fred Altman, Esq., has been busy re-writing alternative legislation, which addresses concerns voiced by the New York City Mayor and Police Commissioner, while also protecting the interests of the security industry.
Yet much work lies ahead in the coming year, not only related to our continued work on the SGA amendment, but also in response to other pieces of legislation that affect our industry.
The Security Guard Committee of ALDONYS serves as an organized audience, speaking with one voice, when Senate members and Assemblymen look for expert advice and counsel when deciding how to cast their vote on issues relevant to our members and our profession.