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2013 Senate Bill 493: Preempt local amateur radio restrictions

Public Act 556 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on September 17, 2013 To prohibit local ordinances that preclude federally licensed amateur radio service communications, or that do not comply with Federal Communications Commission rules, or that unreasonably restrict antennas up to 90 feet tall.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on September 17, 2013
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on October 22, 2014 To prohibit local ordinances that preclude amateur radio operators from having antennas of sufficient "heights and dimensions sufficient to accommodate" radio communications. Local regulations would have to "reasonably accommodate those communications" and "constitute the minimum practicable regulation." Federal law requires owners of antennas taller than 200 feet to disclose this to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Received in the House on October 6, 2014
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on October 6, 2014
Reported in the House on December 9, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 18, 2014 (same description)
To prohibit local ordinances that preclude federally licensed amateur radio service communications, or that do not comply with Federal Communications Commission rules, or that unreasonably restrict antennas up to 90 feet tall.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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