WASHINGTON �The House of Representatives passed 11 Energy and Commerce Committee bills recently. Among them was HR 555, the �Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017.� It passed the House unanimously by voice vote.
The bill was sponsored by committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). It instructs the FCC to adopt rules that protect the rights of amateur radio operators to use radio equipment in deed-restricted communities. Its wording is identical to the language of HR 1301.
The bill has been sent to the Senate.