HM32 Introduced by Rep. Brian Egolf PASSES HOUSE!

From Rep. Brian Egolf, March 13, 2011: “House Memorial 32 just passed the House 43-24, with good bipartisan support.”

50 TH LEGISLATURE – STATE OF NEW MEXICO

FIRST SESSION, 2011

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE BRIAN EGOLF
A MEMORIAL
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT TO STUDY AVAILABLE LITERATURE AND REPORTS ON THE EFFECTS OF CELL PHONE RADIATION ON HUMAN HEALTH.

WHEREAS, the constitution of New Mexico provides that “The
protection of the state’s beautiful and healthful environment
is hereby declared to be of fundamental importance to the
public interest, health, safety and the general welfare”; and

WHEREAS, studies have shown that the radiation emitted
from cell phone towers is, even at low levels, dangerous to
human health; and

WHEREAS, other studies, including those relied upon by the
federal communications commission, state that the current
levels are safe; and

WHEREAS, conflicting studies give rise to legitimate
doubts in the minds of members of the general public as to the
safety of the use of cell phones and the equipment needed for
cell phones to function; and

WHEREAS, opponents of the cell phone industry and those
who disagree with the federal communications commission
question the scientific methods and sources of funding that
have been used to support the claims that the current radiation
levels are safe; and

WHEREAS, the primary responsibility of the federal
communications commission is to regulate interstate and
international communications by radio, wire, satellite and
cable; it does not have expertise in health or public health
issues; and

WHEREAS, basic principles of public health include the
application of multi-professional skills to maintain and
improve the state of well-being of communities; and

WHEREAS, residents of New Mexico have expressed concern
regarding how radiation emitted from cell phone towers may have
effects on the health and well-being of their families and
communities; and

WHEREAS, residents of New Mexico have also expressed
concern regarding how the placement of cell phone towers may
disrupt emergency and law enforcement communications, and
whether cell phone towers negatively affect the value of their
property; and

WHEREAS, the conflicting studies and continued concern
from residents of New Mexico make it clear that there is a need
for a comprehensive, impartial review of all available
literature on the effects and the potential dangers of
radiation emitted from cell phone towers on human health;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the department
of health and the department of environment be requested to
study and review all available literature and reports on the
effects of cell phone radiation on human health; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the department of health and
the department of environment submit a report on the effects of
cell phone radiation, with recommendations on how to alleviate
any dangerous effects that cell phone radiation has on human
health, to the legislative health and human services committee
by November 1, 2011; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be
transmitted to the secretary of health and the secretary of
environment.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
First, call your own legislators, tell them you are a constituent and urge them to support HM 32.  It helps to give the title or a brief description of the memorial.  If Egolf is your Representative, be sure to thank him.

Second, call everyone on the House Health and Government Affairs Committee (HHGAC).  Names and phone numbers are below.  Rep. Mimi Stewart is the Chair. The committee meets Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, usually 8:30am in Room 309.  When HM 32 is put on the agenda you may attend the HEARING and speak briefly on behalf of the memorial.  Egolf will be there to present HM 32 to the committee.  An expert may  assist him. Then the chair will invite those who support and those who oppose to take turns speaking.  Then the committee members discuss, ask questions and vote.  You can check the committee agenda at www.nmlegis.gov .

Ask each member to support HM 32.  You will be leaving a brief message with the legislator’s secretary.  You can mention the committee.  They keep a record and pass the message along.

HOUSE HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Rep Mimi Stewart – Chair (D)  505-986-4344
Rep Nick L. Salazar – Vice Chair (D)  505-986-4433
Rep Alonzo Baldonado – (R)  505-986-4227
Rep Eleanor Chavez – (D)  505-986-4464
Rep Yvette Herrell – (R)  505-986-4214
Rep Terry H. McMillan – (R)  505-986-4220
Rep “Lucky” Luciano Varela – (D)  505-986-4320
Rep Jeannette O. Wallace – (R)  505-986-4452

THANK YOU!  You can make a difference!

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