MPA LEGISLATION REPORT
April 2012

GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that general aviation accidents and fatalities declined in 2010 for the fourth consecutive year; the 1,435 GA accidents marked a 20-year low.

Secondly, HUERTA NOMINATED TO BE FAA ADMINISTRATOR
President Obama has nominated Michael Huerta, who has served as the Federal Aviation Administration's acting administrator since December, to serve a full term as FAA administrator. Huerta had previously served as the agency's deputy administrator and became acting administrator following the resignation of former FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. Huerta's nomination now goes to the U.S. Senate for confirmation.

Thirdly, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) establishes the State Advocacy Network (SAN) to bring together member representatives from each state whose focus will be on building relationships with state and local government; visit www.nata.aero/SAN. NATA also unveils a ground-breaking audit standard specifically for FBO's tp promote industry best practices and Safety Management Systems development among ground handling providers in response to member requests for a safety standard and rating for FBO's.

Missouri House of Representatives
Bills Indexed by Subject
AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORTS

HB1431
Hoskins, Denny Kelly, Chris
Extends the expiration of the provisions regarding the exemption on the sale of aviation jet fuel from any state and local sales and use tax

HB1476
Leara, Mike
Zerr, Anne
Establishes the Freight Forwarders Incentive Act to encourage foreign trade through the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

HB1909
Hoskins, Denny
Extends the expiration of the provisions regarding the sales tax exemption on the sale of aviation jet fuel

SB740
Pearce, David
Extends the aviation jet fuel sales and use tax exemption and expands the use of the aviation trust fund

SB769
Kraus, Will
Requires safety marking on certain anemometer towers

SB597
Dempsey (S23) NO TITLE (4509S.02I)
Changes the governance of the St. Louis International Airport


Note: Here's your web site address for Texas Legislation: www.texas.gov.
Look for Transportation-Aviation, to search all Aviation Bills.

Note: Here's your web site address for Illinois Legislation:
www.illinois.gov.
Look for Transportation-Aviation, to search all Aviation Bills.

All other states should follow this same format, to search your specific state's aviation and airport bills.

Remember, that as members of USPA, MPA, TPA, TXAA, NMPA, NPA, IPA, EAA, AOPA, or other pilot associations of which you may be a member, we have a powerful voice, in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, or whatever state you may represent. Every group of taxpayers and pilots carries a strong voice to Washington, D.C., as well as at the state and local level.
We need to learn how to use our voices, and speak up for general aviation.

So Let's not forget to exercise our privileges, and continue to make a "Difference for General Aviation."

SAFE FLYING!

Larry G. Harmon
Legislation Chairman
E-mail address: MPALHARMON228@aol.com


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