HR 555

Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017 – HR 555

LATEST NEWS: On Monday January 23, 2017 the US House of Representatives suspended their rules and passed the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2917 by unanimous consent. This action now sends the bill to the US Senate for its consideration.


On January 13, 2017, Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) introduced the “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017” into the new 115th Congress.  Mr. Kinzinger was joined by Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT-02) and Representative Greg Walden, W7EQI, (R-OR-02) as original co-sponsors. The bill has been designated as HR 555, and was assigned to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which is chaired by Congressman Walden.Parity_Sct_555_Logo.jpg

The wording of HR 555 is identical to the language of HR 1301, which passed the US House of Representatives by a unanimous consent vote in September 2016 during the 114th Congress, which adjourned in December.

Further information on HR 555 and how ARRL members can assist in working towards its passage will be forthcoming.  Please stand by for additional this begins its process through the Congress.

Full Text – HR 555 – Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017