Ohio House Bill 158 Needs Your Help

Dear Amateur Radio Operators of the Ohio Section,

As you know, the legislation for zoning of Amateur Radio Antennae has been moving through the Hose and Senate Sides of the Statehouse, under House Bill 158 (aka “PRB-1 for Ohio”).

Currently this Bill sits in the State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee. This Bill has going to its fourth hearing this Wednesday, and may conclude with a vote to send the Bill to the Senate Floor, where a favorable vote will move it to the Governor. We have never been so close to seeing a piece of legislation supporting Amateur Radio in Ohio move to the Governor’s desk, as we do now.

But…we need your help!

Below are listed the committee members of the State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee. If you reside in the area that the Committee member oversees, please do us a favor, and contact your Senator to give a positive vote to move House Bill 158 to the Senate Floor. Ask them to review all the testimony that has been presented to them, and ask them for a vote to allow Amateur Radio operators to continue to be a viable resource for Homeland Security.

We have seen opposition to this Bill from the Ohio Municipal League, who are also asking their members to contact committee members for their support to oppose this Bill.

Remember, the 4th hearing with a possible vote is this Wednesday. Your help is needed now.

MEMBERS OF THE OHIO SENATE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

Chairman: Kris Jordan
19th District (Delaware, Knox, Morrow, Richland, and part of Ashland
counties)
Phone: (614) 466-8086
Email: SD19@senate.state.oh.us

Vice-Chair: David T. Daniels
17th District (Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Pike, Ross,
Vinton and portions of Lawrence and Pickaway counties)
Phone: (614) 466-8156
Email: SD17@senate.state.oh.us

Ranking Minority Member: Nina Turner
25th District (Portion of Cuyahoga County)
Phone: (614) 466-4583
Email: SD25@senate.state.oh.us

Edna Brown
11thth District (Portion of Lucas County)
Phone: (614) 466-5204
Email: SD11@senate.state.oh.us

John Eklund
18th District (Geauga and Lake Counties and part of Cuyahoga County)
Phone: (614) 644-7718
Email: SD18@senate.state.oh.us

Frank LaRose
27th District (Portions of Summit County)
Phone: (614) 466-4823
Email: SD27@senate.state.oh.us

Peggy Lehner
6th District (Portions of Montgomery County)
Phone: (614) 466-4538
Email: SD06@senate.state.oh.us

Bill Seitz
8th District (Portion of Hamilton County)
Phone: (614) 466-8068
Email: SD08@senate.state.oh.us

Charlette B. Tavares
15th District (Portion of Franklin County)
Phone: (614) 466-5131
Email: SD15@senate.state.oh.us

For State Government Liaison Nick Pittner, K8NAP, the members of the
testimony teams, and myself, I Thank You!

73, Frank Piper, KI8GW
Ohio Section Manager

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ARRL Ohio Section
Section Manager: Frank Piper, KI8GW
ki8gw@arrl.org