HR 9670 Bill to Eliminate HOA Restrictions on Amateur Radio Antennas
Bill to Eliminate HOA Restrictions on Amateur Radio Antennas
H.R. 9670 -- the Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness Act
Update: January 1, 2023: It's not widely known... on December 31, 2022 the short-lived thrill around the Ham world fizzled out and the Congressional Bill went dead as the old Congress tossed out all pending Bills (HR 9670 included) leaving a fresh-slate for the incoming Congress. Without knowing how Congress works in Washington DC one can find some evidence alongside the date of the Bill [2021-2022 Congress].
For HR 9670 to have a fighting chance, the Bill must be re-introduced to Congress in the 2023-2024 season. Otherwise it doesn't exist.
Why did the ARRL submit this just before the closing bell for the departing Congress? Did they not know it was being tossed out within the week? Maybe it's best to offer that there is a capable team working on this, and these things take time and awareness to come to pass. You be the judge.
Original Blog post from December 2022:
Have you heard the good news?
A group of ARRL representatives are working closely with lobbying efforts and a Sponsor to present a just cause to Congress, the proper pathway to enactment.
There will be more information available on how YOU can help by contacting your State officials. We encourage you to TUNE IN to this effort underway in our Nations Capital and soon, we hope in your neighborhood too. That's good news.
Written by Roanoke Division Director N2ZZ:
A Christmas message of hope. ARRL has worked with Congress to introduce legislation which would bring relief to those operators living in communities, neighborhoods and subdivisions with antenna restrictions.
For the past three years, ARRL's Legislative Advocacy Committee has met with congressional leaders and staff to develop a bill containing language which can realistically pass and become law. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio 6th District) introduced H.R. 9670 -- the Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness Act. Rep. Johnson plans to refile the bill in the upcoming 118th Congress when that session convenes in January. Other sponsors are being lined up to support the bill and ARRL will be developing programs where members can contact their House representatives to support the legislation.
Antenna relief is critical to many Hams... (snip) We have all heard from members frustrated at attempts to get on the air in antenna restricted communities. This is especially true in areas with high concentrations of housing units, especially near cities in metropolitan areas. Many Hams have complained they have little choice in housing in some areas, especially if they need to be close to work. Also, an increasing trend are Hams who are downsizing into retirement and senior communities with antenna restrictions. According to building trade associations, an estimated 70%-90% of new housing has private deed covenants, many of which contain antenna restrictions.
Another benefit which H.R. 9670, the Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness Act will bring is encouragement to those who live in communities with antenna restrictions to become licensed for the first time. The title of bill H.R. 9670, the Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness Act emphasizes that Amateur Radio operator volunteers offer emergency communications in natural and manmade disasters at no cost to the public.
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