Massachusetts Cell Phone Bill H-4477 Passes House

Hello to all….

The following is an update from Shawn O’Donnell-K3HI on Massachusetts Cell Phone Bill H-4477, which passed the State House of Representatives on Wednesday.

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed H-4477 today by a vote of 107-47. The members passed several amendments to the bill before the final vote and some encouraging news…

I have been forwarded a message from a staff member of Representative Hynes (see below.) Representative Hynes’s amendment was indeed approved by the House. Pending confirmation of the precise text of the amendment, we can declare a tentative victory.

If we have succeeded, our next order of business is a measured campaign to ensure that our exemption survives Senate deliberations.


Thanks to Gordy Bello, K1GB, for forwarding the message from the State House.

At 6:01 PM -0500 1/23/08, bello wrote:
From: Verseckes, Michael (HOU) [] Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:13 PM
Subject: amateur radio

Hi Gordon,

My name is Mike Verseckes and I’m an aide to Rep. Frank Hynes.

I wanted to let you know that the amendment Rep. Hynes filed that would exempt ham radio operators from House Bill 4477 was adopted and the bill was engrossed today. So now it’s on to the Senate where they should take it up some time soon.

Thanks for contacting us.


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