NC Senator Jeff Tarte of Mecklenburg County has sponsored S-393 which, in its present form, would severely restrict the use of a handheld device, AND without saying so, the use of a hand mike. I learned this thru the local news last week. I spoke with his office in Raleigh, and I have been assured by his secretary that there will be revision providing an exemption to licensed two way radio users! Apparently others have already advised his office that the way it is now written, S-393 could possible cause lawsuits and actions in Federal Court. So this pending revision, if I am being told truthfully, is good news. Also in January, I wrote a Mr Scott Stone of the Wireless /Licensing Bureau asking for a Declaratory Ruling that would clarify current FCC regulations, and, if necessary, provide a Federal exemption for amateurs, CB operators, and commercial licensees. Perhaps it is so that any exemption would only apply to Part 97, and other users *may* have to apply under their sections and Parts of Title 47. Thus far I haven't received any response from Mr. Stone. I am about re-submit the letter. At least, here's one more state that is responding to common sense and advice of the amateur community.