Responding to AOPA concerns, Illinois Assembly Representative Suzanne Bassi (R-54th) has agreed to hold House Bill 3084. This legislation would require criminal background checks of individuals receiving flight training. Bassi agreed to stop the committee action on the bill and work with AOPA on any future legislation. "The federal government has taken numerous actions to address the background of individuals applying for or currently holding a pilot certificate," said Andy Cebula, AOPA senior vice president of government and technical affairs. "We appreciate Rep. Bassi's willingness to back off of the background check requirement."