Correct Ambiguities of AB 1785/CVC-23123.5 Cellular Hands-free Public Safety Law

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Thomas Fanizzi
4 years ago
I believe 2 way radio is essential to the good of our society. Very important in times of emergencies.

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William Putnam
4 years ago
I am a Ham operator and know that this is not dangerous

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Mark Scheidemantel
4 years ago
When laws are written, they should be intelligently thought out and all ramifications taken into account. Too many laws seem to be enacted by people who shoot from the hip.

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Robb Hedges
4 years ago
CB & Ham radio use is an important mobile and stationary technology with a history of great public value. This technology should be protected and even encouraged in both rural and urban settings. The current law regarding texting and cellphone use is also wise and of great value but should be fine tuned, for clarity, to exempt radio communications.

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William Peeples
4 years ago
I work as a volunteer in disaster service both at the State and local levels. Past member of the Governor's office of Emergency services in Sacramento.

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Gordon Dean
4 years ago
two way radio is a benefit to the driving public, not a safety hazard.

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John Wrobel
4 years ago
Current legislation prevents all use of "radios" by drivers in moving vehicles by non "safety" personnel, even though over many years this is not known to be a problem.

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Clifford Chabot
4 years ago
I ask that AB1222 completely codify the Author's own Legislative Analysis *and* the recent CHP enforcement memo. I fully support the amendment language of AB1222, as recently offered by the Amateur Radio Operators of California – Change.org group.

Amateur radio provides a valuable public service to numerous community events. In nearly 70+ years of two-way radio technology there are zero documented cases of such operation being any known threat to public safety or operation of a motor vehicle. The Author of AB-1785 has confirmed that the law was not intended to ban amateur radio mobile operation and the California Highway Patrol has confirmed its support for continued use of mobile amateur radio.
AB-1222 must be ammended

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Christopher Meredith
4 years ago
I work for Caltrans and I am required daily to use two way radios to direct maintenance and Safety operations

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Garnet Chaney
4 years ago
I am a Amateur radio operator concerned about this overly broad law being misapplied to amateur radio operators.