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      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • The senate Passed December 14th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    IntroducedOctober 6th, 2009

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Title

Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to direct the Department of Homeland Security to undertake a study on emergency communications.

Summary

Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security: (1) to study and report to Congress on the uses and capabilities of Amateur Radio Service communications in emergencies and disaster relief; and (2) in conducting the study, to utilize the expertise of stakeholder entities and organizations, including the amateur radio, emergency response, and disaster communications communities. Requires the study to: (1) include a review of the importance of amateur radio emergency communications in furtherance of homeland security missions relating to disasters, severe weather, and other threats to lives and property in the United States, as well as recommendations for enhancements in the voluntary deployment of amateur radio licensees and improved integration of amateur radio operators in the planning and furtherance of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiatives; and (2) identify impediments to enhanced Amateur Radio Service communications and make recommendations regarding such impediments.

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