AOPA is closely tracking two bills in the Missouri Senate that would affect the state's aviation trust fund. Senate Bill 602 would create a sales tax exemption on aviation jet fuel that will be consumed on transoceanic flights. AOPA wrote the Senate Ways and Means Committee, opposing the measure because the money collected through that sales tax is deposited into the state's aviation trust fund. Another bill, S.B. 120, would increase the state contribution into the aviation trust fund, from $6 million to $8.5 million. AOPA expressed its support for the bill in a letter to the Senate Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee.
March 9, 2007