Legislation

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

It is increasingly evident that as pilots and aviation enthusiasts, we must be proactive in our efforts to protect our priviledge to fly.

Below is a set of tools to aid you in this quest to stay informed and most importantly, to let your voice be heard at all levels of government.

For all EAA governmental questions, please send to govt@eaa.org.

LEGISLATIVE ALERTS!
Important Michigan Legislation!!!


The Michigan Senate is currently considering legislation that would more adequately fund the Michigan Office of Aeronautics without raising any state fees associated with aviation. This legislation, House Bill 4025, would dedicate a portion of the sales tax already levied on aviation fuel and aviation products to the State Aeronautics Fund for expenditure on critical aviation infrastructure across the State – including runways, taxiways, and navigation systems. Currently, all of this aviation-derived revenue is lost to the State general fund. Your response to previous calls to action has been heard, but one final push is needed!

House Bill 4025 will likely be voted on today, June 14, 2012. Please contact Senator Gretchen Whitmer at (517) 373-1734 to register your support for House Bill 4025. Identify yourself as a resident of the district and politely urge them to support House Bill 4025 which will:

Ensure Michigan’s Aeronautics Office has the funds needed to maintain and upgrade critical aviation infrastructure at Michigan’s 228 public use airports.

Provide the State with sufficient resources needed to attract millions of dollars in Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Grants.

Protect the continued safety and efficiency of Michigan’s $4.1 billion general aviation industry.

Your fellow pilots are counting on you to you contact your Senator quickly and urge him to support House Bill 4025 to ensure the continued safety and efficiency of the Michigan aviation system


WATCH DOGS

EAA Government Advocacy Page

AOPA Advocacy Page

AASHTO Standing Committee on Aviation

AAAE Federal Affairs

THOMAS (U.S. Legislative Information)

Michigan Legislative Search ( select aeronautics and click show bills)

FEDERAL

FirstGov.gov

Congress.org

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

The White House

Federal Avaition Administration (FAA)

US Department of Homeland Security

STATE

Michigan.gov

Michigan Legislature

Michigan Senate

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Aeronautics Commission

MDOT Bureau of Aeronautics

LOCAL

Capital Region Airport Authority

Ingham County, Michigan

City of Mason, Michigan

Mason Area Chamber of Commerce


"This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer."
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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