MPA LEGISLATION REPORT
November 2011

GREETINGS! First, Greetings! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. The airport sector continues to call for a long-term reauthorization bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration and system infrastructure. The system is operating under its 22nd continuing resolution to keep it funded, which was brought to national attention when it was shut down this past summer. Christa Fornoratto, FAA's recently appointed Associate Administrator for Airports, relates that the funding uncertainty has caused the agency to "dial back" numerous programs, including its development of guidelines for safety management systems (SMS) for airports. "It was not a graceful end of the fiscal year" for FAA, she says.

Secondly, The FAA creates a website to educate the public about the increasing number of reports of laser attacks on aircraft:
http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/report/laserinfo.

Thirdly, The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) reports that all commercial passengers arriving into the U.S. from another country will be subject to the $5.50 U.S. Customs user fee beginning November 5, 2011. Only U.S. territories are exempt.

Missouri House of Representatives
Bills Indexed by Subject
AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORTS

Bill

Sponsor

CoSponsor

Bill String

Date/Last Action

         

HB840

Jones, Caleb

Diehl, John

HCS HB 840

5/11/2011 Public Hearing Scheduled (S)

 

1936L.02P - Establishes the Aerotropolis Trade Incentive and Tax Credit Act to encourage foreign tradeby authorizing the St. Louis City Mayor or the executive officer of certain counties to designate a gateway zone

         

HCR28

Nolte, Jerry

Allen, Sue

HCR 28

4/27/2011 Rules - Reported Do Pass (H)

 

0198L.01I - Endorses an observer status for Taiwan in the International Civil Aviation Organization

         

SB390

Schmitt, Eric

 

SB 390

4/5/2011 Placed on Informal Calendar

 

1807S.01I - Authorizes tax incentives to encourage foreign trade


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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