Michigan's Proposed Tower Law - PRB-1 - A Call For Your Action
Fellow Michigan Hams:
Here's a message from Len Todd, N8AGS, MPTL Project Manager. N8AGS@...
I'll add my endorsement to Len's for you to please send your letter of support for this bill.
73 de n8xx Hg
Assistant Director, Great Lakes Division, ARRL
First off, I personally thank all of you who have already contacted your legislative repsresentatives!
Current Status of HB # 5556
The Michigan Proposed Tower Law (previously referred to as the Michigan Emergency Communications Preservation Act PRB-1) is currently in Michigan's House of Representatives' Committee on Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs. Representative Lindberg, the Bill's original Sponsor, is asking the Committee Chairperson to move on the Bill. This is the normal practice to get the Committee to function on a bill. Once a bill is accepted or modified and accepted by the Committee, it moves to the House Floor for discussion and/or vote. The Bill can also be rejected by the Committee. Once on the House Floor, if there are enough supporting Representatives, the bill passes the floor vote.
Now is the time to write, call and/or personally contact the members of the Michigan Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs Committee.
Here are the quick & dirty steps to contact our Committee Members:
Step 1: Review the below linked draft Bill.
Step 2: Open a new email window.
Step 3: Cut and paste the below e-mail address list into the To: address line.
Step 4: Fill in Subject: Line with: "Please Support and Act on HB # 5556".
Step 5: Cut and paste the below message text to the message box. Tailor the letter to your words as you see fit.
Step 6: Send the e-mail.
A copy of the Draft Bill can be found at http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2009-HB-5556
The below is an email address list of Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs Committee Members. It can be cut and pasted into an e-mail's TO: addressing line.
MarieDonigan@...; VickiBarnett@...; TimBledsoe@...; HaroldHaugh@...; RobertJones@...; DebKennedy@...; ColemanAYoungII@...; PeteLund@...; CindyDenby@...; ArlanBMeekhof@...; WayneSchmidt@...;
The below is sample text for an E-Mail to our Committee Members. It can be cut and pasted to your new email and edited as you desire. Please add you signature, name & address and phone # where indicated in the Red font, below.
Start of sample text
To: Members of the Committee on Intergovernmental & Regional Affairs
As you know HB #5556 has been referred to your Committee. I urge each of you to give this legislation the attention it deserves. Amateur Radio Operators provide invaluable assistance to the citizens of the State of Michigan and Emergency Preparedness Organizations we serve.
It is important that you take steps to move House Bill # 5556 through Committee and assure a vote on the House Floor on a timely basis. I solicit your support and action on this Bill.
Add your Signature here
Add your Name
Add your Address here
Add your Telephone number here
End of sample text.
It is critical that you now take the time to contact our Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs Committee Members and ask them to support House Bill # 5556!
Thanks for taking your time to do this!.
Len Todd, N8AGS
MPTL Project Manager
- Sorry about that, the list of recipients for the suggested e-mail was truncated because of the conventions of yahoo groups. The list, which should get through is as follows:
MarieDonigan <at> house.mi.gov; VickiBarnett <at> house.mi.gov;TimBledsoe <at> house.mi.gov;HaroldHaugh <at> house.mi.gov;RobertJones <at> house.mi.gov; DebKennedy <at> house.mi.gov;ColemanAYoungII <at> house.mi.gov; PeteLund <at> house.mi.gov;CindyDenby <at> house.mi.gov; ArlanBMeekhof <at> house.mi.gov; WayneSchmidt <at> house.mi.gov
Replace all the " <at> " with @
Thanks for your support
73 de n8xx Hg