Friday, March 22, 2013

Montana Hams Get New Legal Protections

Montana State Representative Pat Connell, WA7PDC, (L),
and ARRL Section Manager-elect George Forsyth, AA7GS
(center), watch as Governor Steve Bullock signs into law
new protections for Montana hams. Connell was the bill's
sponsor. (Photo courtesy
Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed a new law in February exempting licensed amateurs in the state from distracted driving laws and setting a minimum height of 100 feet below which local authorities may note regulate amateur radio towers, according to the ARRL Letter. House Bill 148 was sponsored by state Representative Pat Connell, who is also WA7PDC.