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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

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Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Federal Communications Commission to amend its rules so as to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land use restrictions, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
01/23/2017 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text of measure as passed: CR H581-582)
01/13/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber
01/24/2017 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
01/23/2017-5:01pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/23/2017-5:01pm House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text of measure as passed: CR H581-582)
01/23/2017-4:46pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 555.
01/23/2017-4:46pm House Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H581-583)
01/23/2017-4:45pm House Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/13/2017 House Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
01/13/2017 House Introduced in House

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 01/13/2017
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]* 01/13/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/13/2017 Referred to
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation01/24/2017 Referred to

Related Bills (1)

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Subjects (8)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Federal preemption
  • Land use and conservation
  • State and local government operations
  • Telephone and wireless communication

Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (01/23/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to amend station antenna structure regulations to prohibit a private land use restriction from applying to amateur radio stations if the restriction:

  • precludes communications in an amateur radio service,
  • fails to permit a licensee of amateur radio service to install and maintain an effective outdoor antenna on property under its exclusive use or control, or
  • is not the minimum practicable restriction to accomplish the lawful purposes of a community association seeking to enforce the restriction.

Before installing an outdoor antenna, however, an amateur radio licensee must obtain a community association's prior approval. A community association may: (1) prohibit installations on common property not under the exclusive control of the licensee, and (2) establish installation rules for amateur radio antennas and support structures.