Tag: HR 1301

New “Amateur Radio Parity Act” Bill Introduced in US House of Representatives

H.R. 555 — a new “Amateur Radio Parity Act” bill — has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill’s language is identical to that of the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which passed in the House late last summer but failed in the waning days of the US Senate to gain the necessary […]

ARRL Vows Continued Pursuit of the Amateur Radio Parity Act in the 115th Congress

The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, died an unbefitting death as the 114th Congress of the United States drew to a close today. After having passed the House of Representatives on a unanimous vote, the bill stalled in the Senate due to the intervention of only one member, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). Over the […]

ARRL Issues Urgent Last Call to Press for Senate Passage of Amateur Radio Parity Act

It’s now down to the wire: ARRL has issued a last call for members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) when it comes up during the “lame duck” session of Congress that adjourns in a couple of weeks. The House of Representatives approved the bill in September, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #917

Week of September 24, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download the program here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR917HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: • Momentum for Senate to pass Amateur Radio Parity Act gaining • AT&T’s New “AirGig” Not Your Father’s BPL • 630m distance record set […]

via the ARRL: Momentum Building to Urge Senate Passage of the Amateur Radio Parity Act

The response to ARRL’s call to action urging the support of US Senators for the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, has been gratifying — although the campaign continues. More than 50,000 e-mails have been sent to Capitol Hill via Rally Congress, and all 100 US Senate members have been contacted. The League continues to […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #916

Week of September 17, 2016 Download here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR916HAM This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Amateur Radio Parity Act Passes in the US House of Representatives WIA Seeking new radio spectrum New Jersey appoints new Section Manager HF bands expected to […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Parity Act Passes in the US House of Representatives!

“The bill is passed without objection.” With those words, Amateur Radio history was made on September 12, when the US House of Representatives approved the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301 on a voice vote under a suspension of the rules. The focus of the campaign to enact the legislation into law now shifts to […]

via the ARRL: US House to Act on Amateur Radio Parity Act Bill, H.R. 1301

The US House of Representatives will consider the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, under a suspension of the rules on Monday, September 12. A suspension of the rules is a legislative procedure used to quickly pass non-controversial bills. Speaking at the New England Division Convention on September 10 in Massachusetts, ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Parity Act Receives Favorable House Energy and Commerce Committee Report

An amended version of the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, received a unanimous favorable report on July 13 from members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill now will go to the full House for consideration. Before reporting the bill out of committee, the panel first voted to accept the amended […]

via the ARRL: House Energy and Commerce Committee Action on Amateur Radio Parity Act Reset for July 12

The full House Energy and Commerce Committee markup of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) and four other bills has been rescheduled for July 12. Originally set for June 23, the session was postponed after the committee, with most members absent, convened on June 22 for about 10 minutes to hear opening statements. If […]