Thank you for writing to share your support for the “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2016.” I appreciate the time you took to write.
As you may know, current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules require local governments to "reasonably accommodate" amateur radio installations. This requirement does not, however, apply to land use restrictions limiting the size and dimensions of installations on private land.
On March 4, 2015, Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced the “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2016” (H.R.1301), which would have directed the FCC to clarify that amateur radio stations may be installed regardless of any private land use restrictions.
I understand that you support H.R.1301 over the Senate-introduced “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015” (S.1685) because you believe the House bill met an important compromise between amateur radio associations and home owner associations, resulting in more overall support. As you may know, H.R.1301 was not considered before the 114th Congress adjourned.
Please know that I believe that the service that amateur radio volunteers provide to local, state and federal governments is invaluable, and it is important to keep these airwaves free and available so that they can continue their good work.
You might be interested to know that Representative Kinzinger introduced the “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017” (H.R. 555) on January 13, 2017. Please know that I will keep your views in mind should this legislation come before me for consideration in the U.S. Senate.
Once again, thank you for writing. Should you have any other questions or comments, please call my Washington office at (202) 224-3841 or visit my website at https://feinstein.senate.gov.
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United States Senator
Хорошо иметь прогрессивного представителя в сенате. Этот законопроект обязывает Федеральную Коммуникационную Комиссию (FCC) изменить правила установки антенн, с целью запретить неоправданные ограничения для радиолюбителей со стороны арендодателей жилья и землевладельцев.
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