Below are current legislative actions in both North Carolina and the Federal Government
Help Needed on NC Senate Bill 364 and NC House Bill 831 - The Brian Garlock Act
Both bills will ban the use any communiation device while operating a motor vehicle in
North Carolina and will have a negative impact on the ability of amateur radio operators
to communicate during emergency operations and in assisting in public events such as the
Tour to Tanglewood. Letters are needed to be sent to your local North Carolina State
Senate and House leaders and to Governor Cooper asking for amateur radio operators to be
exempt from the final bill signed by the Governor. Several states have passed similar bills
and later have passed a revised bill exempting amateur radio operators from the prohibition.
Sample letters to both Senate and House leaders can be downloaded below in both text and
MS Word doc format. A suitable letter to Governor Cooper can be created with only a few
minor changes to either letter.
Sample letter to your NC State House Person
Help is Needed for the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017
On Monday January 23, 2017 the US House of Representatives passed the Amateur
Radio Parity Act of 2017 (H.R. 555)by unanimous consent.