Monday, February 6, 2017

Amateur Radio Parity Act Passes House … Again

The House of Representatives has again passed the Amateur Radio Parity Act, re-introduced in the new session of Congress as H.R. 555 and again sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). The bill would require homeowners' associations to permit the installation of outdoor amateur radio antennas, subject to "reasonable written rules" on height, location, etc. 

The House passed the same bill, then known as H.R. 1301, in the previous Congress, but it was not acted on by the Senate before Congress adjourned. The new bill once again passed with unanimous consent and, at press time, was once again awaiting Senate action.