Senate Bill 5000 - Update January 18, 2013

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This bill “Requires certain temporary or permanent guyed towers to be
lighted, marked, and painted or otherwise constructed to be visible in
clear air during daylight hours from a distance of
not less than two thousand feet.”

Amateur radio operators in the Western Washington Section are asked to
write their legislators in the house and senate requesting a no vote on
Senate Bill 5000. As noticed by several hams there are inconsistencies
in the bill that makes it preferable to ask our lawmakers to vote
against the bill. Use this link to locate your legislators and to send
them an e-mail:

http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

A clarification is needed regarding the chair of the Transportation
Committee. Rep. Judy Clibborn is Chair of the House Transportation
Committee. The Senate Transportation Committee is co-chaired by:

Senator Curtis King (R) 14th District Yakima County
curtis.king@leg.wa.gov

Senator Tracey Eide (D) 30th District King County
tracey.eide@leg.wa.gov

In 2007 Sen. Eide was helpful to the amateur radio community by
supporting HB 2335 which saved repeater operators from having to pay
commercial rates for sites on state property.

Since the Sen. Honeyford’s intentions are not clear your assistance
is requested by taking a few minutes to contact your legislators and
ask them to vote against SB 5000.

Thank you, your active involvement with this bill is very much
appreciated.

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ARRL Western Washington Section
Section Manager: Monte L Simpson, K2MLS
k2mls@arrl.org
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