MPA LEGISLATION REPORT
May 2012

GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. FAA and the nation's 15,000 air traffic controllers are extending an existing work contract to mid-2016. Controllers will get the same pay raise given to other federal government employees instead of independently negotiating raises.


Secondly, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA board of directors has approved Avfuel, Extant Components Group, Foreflight, and Thrush Aircraft as its newest members, bringing the international trade association's membership to 77.


Thirdly, The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) completes data collection for study on experimental-amateur built aircraft accidents. In addition to using the information gathered during its accident investigations, the NTSB has been working with FAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and individual owners and builders to evaluate a range of issues unique to this popular segment of general aviation.

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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