S.1534 - Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 07/12/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/12/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1534 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/12/2017)
Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017
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.