October 2006

GREETINGS! First, Here's an update from Washington, D.C. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues its revised Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design and Construction to the industry, providing guidance on subjects encompassing airport layout, security screening, emergency response, access control and communications;

Secondly, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announces that Iowa receives over $740,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to evaluate air service in the state and conduct an airport land use planning study.

Thirdly, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issues a notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would expand the number of travelers that would be required to undergo US-VISIT processing when entering the U.S., including Legal Permanent Residents, immigrant visa holders, Canadian nationals (excluding business and pleasure travelers staying in the U.S. for less than 90 days), refugees, and asylees, those paroled into the U.S., and the travelers entering under the GUAM Visa Waiver Program. Comments due by August 28, 2006.

Fourthly, Here's an Update Concerning Missouri Aviation. The only Airports and Aviation Bills are as follows:

Missouri House of Representatives
93rd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (2006)
Bills Indexed by Subject

HB 1398 --- Sponsor: Pearce, David
Changes the laws regarding military facilities and personnel

HB 1529
--- Sponsor: Storch, Rachel
Requires statewide elected officials and the General Assembly to report any use of a private plane, the cost of the flight, and the passengers aboard the flight within 72 hours after the flight

HB 2005 --- Sponsor: Aull, Joe
Specifies the purposes for which the Civil Air Patrol may be used and clarifies the employment status of air patrol members and the sources of funding for various missions

SB 767
--- Sponsor: Graham, Chuck
Requires Office of Administration and Highway Patrol to oversee use of state aircraft and places restrictions on certain state officers with respect to use of state aircraft.

Note: Here's your web site address for Texas Legislation:
Look for Transportation-Aviation, to search all Aviation Bills.

Note: Here's your web site address for Illinois Legislation:
Look for Transportation-Aviation, to search all Aviation Bills.

Now, In Conclusion, Remember, we as USPA, MPA, EAA, AOPA, or any other State Pilot Associations of which you may be a member, all have a powerful voice, be it here in Missouri, Indiana, Texas, or whatever state you may represent. Every group of pilots and taxpayers carries a strong voice to Washington, D.C., and on the State and Local Level.

So Let's not forget to exercise our privileges, and continue to make a "Difference for General Aviation."



Larry G. Harmon
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