NBFAA looks out for members' privacy

SSN Staff  - 
Sunday, July 1, 2007

IRVING, Texas--If a bill in the House (H.R. 2316) had passed the U.S. Congress in its original form, associations like the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and other associations that retain lobbyists would have had to submit a membership list to Congress.
However, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) amended the bill to exempt all trade and professional organizations during a May 17 mark-up session. The NBFAA and the American Society of Association Executives worked together to secure the exemption.
"This would have placed an unreasonable burden on our association, and more importantly, would be a violation of the first amendment rights of our membership," NBFAA president George Gunning said in a statement.