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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB048 (2002)

ARLB048 More Cosponsors Sign Aboard CC&R Bill, HR 4720

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ARRL Bulletin 48  ARLB048
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 2, 2002
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB048 More Cosponsors Sign Aboard CC&R Bill, HR 4720

Additional cosponsors have signed aboard HR 4720, the bill in
Congress aimed at providing relief to amateurs faced with private
deed covenants, conditions and restrictions--CC&Rs--in erecting
antennas. The list of 18 members of Congress who have agreed to
cosponsor the measure includes two amateurs. They are Oregon
Republican Greg Walden, WB7OCE--one of the two original cosponsors
of HR 4720 with Texas Republican Pete Sessions--and Arkansas
Democrat Mike Ross, WD5DVR.

Walden and Ross are believed to be the only Amateur Radio licensees
in the US House of Representatives.

New York Democrat Steve Israel introduced HR 4720--the "Amateur
Radio Emergency Communications Consistency Act"--on May 14. The
measure would require private land-use regulators--such as
homeowners' associations--to "reasonably accommodate" Amateur Radio
communication consistent with the PRB-1 limited federal preemption.
PRB-1 now applies only to states and municipalities.

In addition to Walden, Sessions and Ross, the list of HR 4720
cosponsors now includes Representatives JD Hayworth (R-AZ), Patrick
Tiberi (R-OH), Patsy Mink (D-HI), Ken Calvert (R-CA), Rick Boucher
(D-VA), Joseph Hoeffel (D-PA), John Duncan Jr (R-TN), Dennis Moore
(D-KS), Charles Stenholm (D-TX), David Price (D-NC), Bob Schaffer
(R-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bart Gordon (D-TN), Charles Taylor
(R-NC), and Ralph Hall (D-TX).

Visit the US House of Representatives Write Your Representative
Service Web site at for information
on how to contact your representative. The ARRL requests those
writing or e-mailing members of Congress--whether or not they are
supporting this legislation--to copy ARRL on their
correspondence--via e-mail to or via US Mail to
CC&R Bill, ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111.  Correspondents
should include the bill number, HR 4720, as well as their name and
address on all correspondence.


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