A RESOLUTION OPPOSING ENACTMENT OF PROVISIONS IN U.S. S.B. 1300, THE AVIATION INVESTMENT AND MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2007
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY OF NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS:
Opposing the enactment of provisions in the U.S. S.B. 1300, The Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007 that impose air traffic control fees, increase in aviation fuel and gas taxes and reduces Congressional oversight over the Federal Aviation Administration.
WHEREAS, general aviation sector is a vital engine of growth in the State of Texas 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 Texas 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.
WHEREAS, a user fee system 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 Texas.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Nacogdoches 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.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that 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, an 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.
Passed and approved this 5th day of June, 2007.
Mayor Roger Van Horn
City of Nacogdoches
Attest: Lila Fuller, City Secretary