Appeal to Amend 5G Bills and Support Allow Smart Meter Opt Out
The following is a simple, short email that can be modified to send to your legislators as well, followed by phone call if no response. Ideally, the committees with the bills would get this as well.
Speaker of the House Rep. Robert Deleo:
23 August 2020
Hello Rep.s — and Senators —:
Please set up an appointment with me and co-chair Kirstin Beatty via LastTreeLaws.com (elm@) to discuss relevant legislation for 2021.
Secondly, please fully support S.1988, a bill to allow free opt-outs of wireless digital meters:
- Support: S. 1988 in the Senate Ways and Means Committee
Thirdly, these two 5G bills benefit or may benefit industry:
- Halt or Amend: H. 383 is in the House Committee on Rules
- Amend: S. 129 is in the Senate Ways and Means Committee
Kirstin has written a very sensible replacement text, listed below this email and available at LastTreeLaws.com under MA Legislation, since 5G needs to be halted.
Please act for me and others. I am concerned –[add thoughts]-. Dr. Devra Davis, who shared a Nobel Prize with Al Gore, wrote a relevant appeal that Massachusetts legislators protect youth from wireless radiation.
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For amendment of H. 383 OR S. 129 – a full replacement text
Or as a new bill in 2021
Prepared by Kirstin Beatty (Beatty.fyi, co-chair of Last Tree Laws)
The following changes were made to insure a wide range of stakeholders are representated in all fairness, and to emphasize independence. The major stakeholder missing would be the sick and poor, who haven’t time or money to participate. Excepting the American Environmental Academy of Medicine, none of the organizations have made a public statement on this issue.
A Wireless or Electromagnetic Investigation
Resolved, Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be a special commission to research the impact of electromagnetic (EMR) and radiofrequency (RFR) radiation on consumer protection, public health, and and the environment, and determine, if detrimental, how to allay health and financial repercussions, the former having primacy.
The commission shall be composed of the following 21 members, as follows:
(a) The Attorney General or designee;
(b) A nominee of the Massachusetts Teachers Association;
(c) One union member nominated by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO;
(d) One telecommunications worker representative nominated by the Communications Workers of America;
(e) One doctor nominated by the American Environmental Academy of Medicine;
(f) One scientist nominated by the Silent Spring Institute;
(g) One doctor nominated by the Massachusetts Medical Society, ideally with expertise in either cancer, neuroscience, or infertility;
(h) One scientist nominated by Community Action Works;
(i) One pediatric doctor nominated by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics;
(j) One representative or lawyer nominated by the Massachusetts Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action;
(k) 2 representatives nominated by the Massachusetts American Civil Liberties Union;
(l) A representative of the State House selected by the Speaker of the House;
(m) A senator of the State Senate selected by the President of the Senate;
(n) A representative of small business appointed by the governor;
(o) 3 non-voting members appointed by governor:
- Telecommunications representative;
- Medical system representative;
- Engineer in wireless networks;
(p) 4 non-voting commissioners, directors, or their designees for the following departments:
- Public Health
- Telecommunications and Cable;
- Technical Assistance and Technology Office;
- Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation.
Chairmanship, legislative and policy decisions for reports to the Commonwealth shall be decided by vote of all members with voting status. Commission members shall elect a chair by majority vote, who may be replaced at any time upon majority vote.
No voting member or spouse of voting member of the commission shall have a history of or current telecommunication, energy, IT, or utility industry clients or job dependency; nor shall any voting member have current telecommunications, energy, IT, or utility direct financial investments exceeding the sum of $5,000. No voting member or spouse of a voting member of the commission shall receive funding or a job from telecommunication, energy, IT, or utilities in the two years following the commission’s final report. All commission members must file a statement of any relevant conflicts of interest as specified above, including in relation to immediate family members, i.e. parents, children, siblings, uncles, aunts, with the Secretary of State during the commission period and continuing through each year until two years after the commission ends. These statements must be made public by the Secretary of State.
The meetings and communications shall be subject to the Massachusetts open meeting laws so as to be transparent. The commission shall be assisted by and have access to the resources available to the legislature and the executive branch in its investigations. The commission shall file a report of its recommendations and proposed legislation or regulatory changes, if any, with the clerks of the House and Senate and with the chairs of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure not later than December 31st 2022, and may file a series of reports.