HR 607 – House bill 607 -Limit amateur radio service ability to respond to emergencies

Nothing in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, shall be construed to overturn, supersede, or otherwise preempt the Federal Communication Commission’s Order adopted on November 19, 2007 (FCC 07-199), setting forth the roles and responsibilities of the public safety broadband licensee (as such term is defined in section 337(g) of the Communications Act of 1934) and the Federal Communications Commission, except that the following may, by rule or order, be modified by the Commission:

(1) Any organization seeking membership to the board of directors of the public safety broadband licensee may be voted in by a simple majority of the then serving members of the Board of Directors.

(2) The Board of Directors of the Public Safety Broadband Licensee shall include the following organizations:

(A) International Association of Chiefs of Police.

(B) International Association of Fire Chiefs.

(C) National Sheriffs’ Association.

(D) International Association of Fire Fighters.

(E) National Volunteer Fire Council.

(F) Fraternal Order of Police.

(G) Major Cities Chiefs Association.

(H) Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association.

(I) Major County Sheriffs’ Association.

(J) Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, International.

(K) National Emergency Management Association.

(L) International Association of Emergency Managers.

(M) Police Executive Research Forum.

(N) National Criminal Justice Association.

(O) National Association of Police Organizations.

(P) National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

(Q) Association of Air Medical Services.

(R) Advocates for Emergency Medical Services.

(S) Emergency Nurses Association.

(T) National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians.

(U) National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.

(V) National Association of State Emergency Medical Service Officials.

(W) National Emergency Medical Services Management Association.

(X) International Municipal Signal Association.

(Y) American Probation and Parole Association.

(Z) National Governors Association.

(AA) National Association of Counties.

(BB) National League of Cities.

(CC) United States Conference of Mayors.

(DD) Council of State Governments.

(EE) International City/County Managers Association.

(FF) National Conference of State Legislatures.

(GG) National Association of Regional Councils.

(HH) Utilities Telecom Council.

(II) American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials.

(JJ) American Hospital Association.

(KK) Forestry Conservation Communications Association.

(LL) National Association of State 911 Administrators.

(MM) National Troopers Coalition.

(NN) National Emergency Numbers Association.