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Calif. Assembly committee passes recreational-use liability bill

Advocacy | Jun 11, 2014

A bill that adds general aviation to the recreational-use code unanimously passed the California Assembly’s Judiciary Committee.

Time running out to pass NY aircraft sales, use tax exemption

Advocacy | Jun 03, 2014

AOPA is asking members in New York to ask their state legislators to support a bill to lower the cost of flying in the state.

Oklahoma governor signs tower marking bill

Advocacy | May 29, 2014

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a revised bill that will regulate the appearance of meteorological evaluation towers less than 200 feet tall.

Homebuilders win tax exemption in Kansas

Advocacy | May 22, 2014

Kansas has passed AOPA-backed legislation to exempt amateur-built aircraft from property and ad valorem taxes.

Colorado mandates tower marking

Advocacy | May 22, 2014

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed on May 17 legislation that will require marking of towers less than 200 feet tall.

Michigan bill to boost aviation funding progresses

Advocacy | May 19, 2014

AOPA members in Michigan could see lower aviation fuel costs after the state Senate passes a bill that amends how the state collects taxes.

Georgia’s private airfields granted liability protections

Advocacy | May 13, 2014

Georgia has passed a measure giving private airstrip owners immunity from civil liability in connection with the recreational use of their airfields.

Michigan legislature mulls recreational-use bill

Advocacy | May 12, 2014

The Michigan legislature is considering a bill to provide liability protection for owners of private airfields.

NY governor declares May 'Aviation Appreciation Month'

Advocacy | May 07, 2014

A declaration from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo comes just as the legislature considers legislation that would cut the cost of aircraft ownership in the state.