Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a number of general-aviation-friendly bills into law after the state legislature adjourned June 1.
Thanks to advocacy efforts from AOPA and other aviation stakeholders who tracked 54 bills throughout the session, pilots can enjoy many of the benefits being afforded to GA. The bills from the eighty-fourth session that Abbott signed into law provide:
“We had a very busy but productive legislative session in Texas,” said AOPA Central Southwest Regional Manager Yasmina Platt, “and AOPA members will reap the benefits.”
Platt met and talked with staff in Abbott’s offices to ensure GA pilots’ voices were heard.
Platt said support from Reps. Paul Workman (47th District), Armando Martinez (39th District), Chris Paddie (9th District), Rick Miller (26th District), and John Otto (18th District), and Sens. Charles Perry (28th District), Van Taylor (8th District), Royce West (23rd District), and Jane Nelson (12th District) helped push the positive legislation through the session.