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There is no ordinance yet. There is just a Request for Council Ation (RFCA R-6548), from the Police Department (Assitant Chief Garcia) and Assistant City Manager (Erik Walsh). That's what the Council will act on, probably directing somebody to draft an ordinance.
From: Mike Check <email@example.com>
Sent: Oct 7, 2010 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Re: Proposed ordinance for San Antonio
Aren't they voting on it today?
On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 8:43 AM, Tom O'Brien <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
You are right, in that FCC Licensed Ops need to be exempted from this
The San Antonio ordinance on operating in School Zones is 19-254 and it
does not exempt FCC licensed operators.
The Texas Transportation Code section 545-425 *does* exempt FCC licensed
operators, and it specifically pre-empts local ordinances.
We intend to work with the writers of the ordinance to get the right
language in place. ARRL Volunteer Counsel will be working with some local
SA hams who would like to help with this should contact AB5XZ@arrl.net<AB5XZ%40arrl.net>
San Antonio, TX
Sent: Oct 7, 2010 6:43 AM
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com <W5SC%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [W5SC] Re: Proposed ordinance for San Antonio
Looks like some SA Hams need to call their City Council person and express
concerns, and have a clarification added to exempt FCC Licensed Operators,
much as they did with the school zone Ordinance.
--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com <W5SC%40yahoogroups.com>, Tom O'Brien
This item is on the agenda for the Thursday October 7 San Antonio City
adding a new section under Section 19, which will prohibit the use of a
Staff recommends Amending Chapter 19, Article VII of the City Code, by
hand-held mobile communications device to send, read, or write a text
message, or engage in any other use of the device besides dialing telephone
numbers or talking to another person, while operating a motor vehicle, and
providing for a fine of up to $200 per violation."
watching movies, etc., using mobile phones. What can we do to assure that
How will this apply to your ham radio mobile operation?
3. changing channel on your handie?
The ordinance is supposed to prevent internet texting, websurfing,
this dragnet ordinance doesn't inadvertently catch radio amateurs?
The background memo for the ordinance is at
"Bexar County's Communication Resource Since 1919"
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