H.R. 2160 (111th): Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2009

Introduced:

Apr 29, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 29, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Sheila Jackson Lee

Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 29, 2009
Length: 6 pages

See Instead:

S. 1755 (same title)
Passed Senate — Dec 14, 2009

About the bill

Full Title

To promote and encourage the valuable public service, disaster relief, and emergency communications provided on a volunteer basis by licensees of the Federal Communications Commission in the Amateur Radio Service, by undertaking a study of the uses of amateur radio for emergency and disaster relief communications, by identifying unnecessary or unreasonable impediments to the deployment of Amateur Radio emergency and disaster relief communications, and by making recommendations for relief of such unreasonable restrictions so as to expand the uses of amateur radio communications in Homeland Security planning and response.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Apr 29, 2009
 
Introduced

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41 cosponsors (21R, 20D) (show)
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Related Bills

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H.R. 81 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 5, 2011

S. 1755 (Related)
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2009

Passed Senate
Last Action: Dec 14, 2009

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