Amateur radio could be strengthened in Missouri upon the passing of a bill currently nearing debate within the Missouri House of Representatives.
Missouri House Bill 1951 will provide relief to amateur radio operators who are set back by restrictions of antennas set by homeowners’ associations, or similar housing organizations.
The bill is currently in the Rules Committee. It will be presented to the full house when the House of Representatives Majority Leader, Rep. Mike Cierpiot (R-District 30), or Speaker of the House, Rep. Todd Richardson (R-152) requests to move the bill forward. If passed in the House, the bill will move on to the Senate for confirmation before the bill ends up in the hands of Gov. Jay Nixon (D).
Wentzville resident Larry Scantlan, KE0KZ, first initiated the idea for the bill, which was authored by Rep. Bryan Spencer (R-District 63). It has since been co-sponsored by Reps. Robert Cornejo (R-District 64), Jim Neely (R-District 8) and Kurt Bahr (R-District 102).
Missouri Amateurs are asked to actively contact their respective district representative, Majority Leader Rep. Cierpiot and Speaker of the House Rep. Richardson in regards to the bill. Each representative’s contact information can be found here.
Regular updates on the bill can be found on the facebook group set up by Scantlan. Showmeham.info will provide information of any major updates regarding the bill.