RESOLUTION NO. 2007-07
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HARTFORD, KENTUCKY AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO OPPOSE THE ENACTMENT OF PROVISIONS IN THE U.S. S.B. 1300, THE AVIATION INVESTMENT AND MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2007 THAT IMPOSE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL USER FEES, INCREASES IN AVIATION FUEL AND GAS TAXES AND REDUCES CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT OVER THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Be it resolved by the City of Hartford of the State of Kentucky:
WHEREAS, general aviation sector is a vital engine of growth in the State of Kentucky economy providing jobs, economic opportunity and revenue.
WHEREAS, the Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007 proposes to remove Congressional oversight over the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
WHEREAS, given the geography of the State of Kentucky a great many businesses and communities depend upon small planes and general aviation for access to medical treatment, mobility, economic opportunity, disaster relief and a wide range of critical resources and services.
WHERAS, the proposed tax increase in S.B. 1300 is not necessary to achieve the funding needed to modernize our National Air Transport System.
WHEREAS, general aviation is vital to the continue growth and prosperity of farmer, small towns and rural areas in the State of Kentucky.
BE IT RESOLVED This Day the 23rd of August in the year 2007 that the City of Hartford of the State of Kentucky respectfully opposes the enactment of the provisions of U.S. S.B. 1300, The Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007 that imposes air traffic control user fees, including “per flight charges;” increases in aviation fuel and gas taxes and reduces Congressional oversight over the Federal Aviation Administration.
COPIES of this resolution shall be transmitted the Governor, the State’s Congressional Delegation and the Chairs and Ranking Members of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, and its Subcommittee on Aviation; the Chair and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, and its Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety & Security.
Done this 23rd day of Aug., 2007. Motion by Neal and second by McGuroe. Members present voting (5) in favor.