State Advocacy Network 
 
 
 
General aviation businesses are confronted with issues that require prompt attention, including airport and land use, security, taxation, aircraft noise and emissions, and other priorities that arise. It is important to act fast and effectively to protect and preserve aviation businesses. In an effort to strengthen its government advocacy, NATA has developed a State Advocacy Network (SAN) to stay ahead of and defend against unwarranted issues in every state throughout the county. The network is made up of regional volunteers who act as representatives to keep each other and the association informed of pressing issues in their state.
  
SAN will benefit its members by:
  • Protecting general aviation businesses from unnecessary state and local legislation or regulation
  • Preventing unnecessary state taxation on aviation businesses
  • Promoting, protecting and defending our community airports
  • Maintaining sufficient state and local funding for general aviation airports and infrastructure

If you would like to volunteer or if you have questions about the State Advocacy Network, email SAN@nata.aero.

Staff Contacts

Rebecca Mulholland 
Manager, Legislative Affairs
rmulholland@nata.aero
(703) 647-6407
 
States
 
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
 
State News

Local Airport Has $3.9 Million Output - thenews-messenger.com - September 15, 2014
Oshkosh Region Gets Another $1M For Job Development - thenorthwestern.com - September 5, 2014
Hendricks to Speak at Cincinnati Business Aviation Symposium on Friday - nata.aero - September 1, 2014
Importance of Aviation Recognized in South Carolina - nata.aero - September 1, 2014 
Montana Governor Proclaims August 2014 General Aviation Appreciation Month  - nata.aero - August 25, 2014
Please Help Provide Accurate Information on Aviation Activity and Aviation Safety - nata.aero - August 18, 2014
GAMA General Aviation Jobs Rally to be Held in North Dakota - nata.aero - August 11, 2014
Wisconsin Governor Declares Aviation Week at AirVenture - nata.aero - August 4, 2014
Kentucky Governor Declares July 2014 "Aviation Appreciation Month" - nata.aero - July 21, 2014
NATA: Airport Minimum Standards Key for HOU - nata.aero - July 14, 2014
Hendricks to Speak at First Annual Cincinnati Business Aviation Symposium - nata.aero - July 7, 2014
New Aviation Center to Strengthen Auburn University Programs, Boost the Industry and State Economy - nata.aero - July 7, 2014
Hendricks to Join GA Caucus Co-Chairman Sam Graves for Annual Airshow and Fly-In - nata.aero - June 30, 2014
Business Is Soaring At Huntingburg Airport, Adding Tenth Hangar - indianaeconomicdigest.com - June 28, 2014
The State of the State - generalaviationnews.com - June 26, 2014
Looking Up: Missouri's Major Airports Weather Struggles, See Clearer Skies Ahead - mobizmagazine.com - June 25, 2014
Rokita Talks Future of Aviation - wlfi.com - June 9, 2014
Washington Governor Proclaims June as General Aviation Appreciation Month - nata.aero - June 9, 2014
Governors from Nebraska and New Jersey Recognize Importance of General Aviation - nata.aero - June 2, 2014 
Airports Are Quiet Lifeblood of Rural Economy - wiscnews.com - May 31, 2014
All 50 States Have Officially Recognized Importance of Aviation - aviationacrossamerica.com - May 27, 2014
More Mayors Recognize the Importance of General Aviation - nbaa.org - May 15, 2014
Massachusetts Launches Five-Year Plan for GA Airports - generalaviationnews.com - May 14, 2014
Michigan Airport Fixes in Holding Pattern - detroitnews.com - May 1, 2014
General Aviation Supports Millions in Economic Activity and Thousands of Jobs Across Missouri, Governor Says - nata.aero - April 21, 2014
Florida Governor Recognizes Vital Role of General Aviation to State's Businesses - nata.aero - April 21, 2014
Eight Mayors Proclaim Value of General Aviation, Including Business Aviation - nbaa.org - April 18, 2014
Maine's Aviation Businesses, Both Large and Small, Are Taking Off As Demand For Services Grows - sunjournal.com - April 13, 2014
Florida Governor Says State's Aviation Manufacturing and Tourism Doing Great - theledger.com - April 4, 2014
New York Aviation Jobs Act Awaiting State Senate Action - Contact Your Legislators Now - nata.aero - March 31, 2014
Aircraft Maintenance Parts and Labor Receives Tax Break in Wisconsin - nata.aero - March 31, 2014
New Hampshire Governor Declares March "General Aviation Appreciation Month" - nata.aero - March 24, 2014
North Dakota Governor Declares March 2014 'Aviation Month' - nata.aero - March 17, 2014
Wisconsin Bills Aim to Exempt Aircraft Parts, Maintenance and Labor from State's Sales and Use Tax - nata.aero - March 10, 2014 
Arizona Bill Aims to Exempt Aircraft Registrations, Parts and Transactions From Sales Tax - nata.aero - February 24, 2014
Two Washington Mayors Honor General Aviation in Their Cities - nata.aero - February 24, 2014
New York Legislature Reviewing Tax Exemption on GA Aircraft - nata.aero - February 17, 2014
Rally Celebrates New Small Aircraft Certification Law - kansas.com - December 9, 2013
Massachusetts Federal and State Legislators Urge FAA to Keep Towers Open - nata.aero - December 9, 2013
General Aviation Caucus Formed in Washington State Legislature - nata.aero - December 9, 2013
IRS Announces 2014 Excise Tax Rates - irs.gov - December 2, 2013
General Aviation Jobs Rally - Dallas, TX - nata.aero - December 2, 2013
Ohio Governor Declares December 2013 General Aviation Appreciation Month - nata.aero - December 2, 2013
Colorado Airport System Yields Big Business - coloradodot.info - November 25, 2013
Aviation Appreciation Month Declared in Texas - nata.aero - November 18, 2013
Oregon Governor Celebrates General Aviation with Proclamation - nata.aero - November 11, 2013
General Aviation Appreciation Month Declared in West Virginia; State Airports Get Money For Infrastructure, Safety, and Improvements - nata.aero - October 14, 2013
Massachusetts Governor Recognizes Value of General Aviation with Proclamation - nata.aero - October 14, 2013
Ohio Airports Focus Study Group Analyzes Safety, Efficiency and Economic Impact of GA Airports Throughout the State - dot.state.oh.us - September 16, 2013
Indiana Fuel Sales Tax Replaced By Fuel Excise Tax - in.gov - September 8, 2013
Governor Brownback Proclaims September as Aviation Appreciation Month - ksdot.org - August 30, 2013
Job Growth, Business Expansion Needed at Napa Airport, National Leader Says - napavalleypatch.com - August 29, 2013
Mayors Across Arkansas Proclaim August General Aviation Appreciation Month - aviationacrossamerica.com - August 26, 2013
Arkansas Governor Declares August "General Aviation Appreciation Month" - nata.aero - August 19, 2013
(Pennsylvania) Five Regional Airports Get State Funds To Upgrade - post-gazette.com - August 15, 2013
Senator Thune Holds Roundtable to Recognize Importance of General Aviation to South Dakota - johnthune.com - August 14, 2013
In New Mexico "General Aviation Equals Jobs" - aopa.org - August 13, 2013
Governor Declares August 19-23 as South Carolina Aviation Week - nata.aero - August 12, 2013
Wisconsin Rejects Tax Exemption on Maintenance and Mods - ainonline.com - August 4, 2013
Indiana Tax Exemption Makes State Friendlier to Aviation Business - nata.aero - July 29, 2013
Improvements Slated At 19 Pennsylvania Airports - generalaviationnews.com - July 27, 2013
Wisconsin's Aviation Industry Lands In The Spotlight - dot.wisconsin.gov - July 25, 2013
Pennsylvania Legislature Eliminates Sales and Use Tax On Fixed-Wing Aircraft Parts and Services - nata.aero - July 15, 2013
Colorado Celebrates General Aviation, Declares July "General Aviation Appreciation Month" - nata.aero - July  15, 2013
Wyoming Governor Recognizes Vital Role of General Aviation to State - nata.aero - July 1, 2013
Idaho Governor Declares June "General Aviation Appreciation Month" - nata.aero - July 1, 2013
South Dakota Governor Declares June 2013 General Aviation Appreciation Month - nata.aero - June 24, 2013
Colorado General Aviation Alliance Organized - stateaviationjournal.com - June 24, 2013
Florida Aviation Association Changes Name - fata.aero - June 18, 2013
Illinois Governor Declares Aviation Month - aviationacrossamerica.com - June 17, 2013
Importance of General Aviation Recognized In Nevada - nata.aero - June 17, 2013
Delaware Celebrates General Aviation - aviationacrossamerica.com - June 17, 2013
Support General Aviation Tax Exemption Legislation In New York - nata.aero - June 17, 2013
Governor Declares June "General Aviation Appreciation Month" In Washington State - wsdot.wa.org - June 4, 2013
Van Nuys Presents Inaugural Fly Friendly Award to 20 Noise-Conscious Business Jet Operators - nbaa.org - May 31, 2013
Oppose Massachusetts House Bill That Seeks To Repeal Sales Tax Exemption on Aircraft - nata.aero - May 27, 2013
Encourage Support of Pennsylvania Tax Exemption on Aircraft Parts and Maintenance - nata.aero - May 27, 2013
Urge Your Maine Representatives To Support Permanent Aircraft Tax Exemption - nata.aero - May 27, 2013
Nebraska Governor Reaffirms Importance of General Aviation - nata.aero - May 20, 2013
General Aviation Recognized in New Jersey - nata.aero - May 20, 2013
New York Governor Declares May as Aviation Appreciation Month - nata.aero - May 13, 2013
The Alliance for Aviation Across America Coordinates With Mayors To Send Letter to FAA Administrator - nata.aero - May 6, 2013
Florida Governor Declares April General Aviation Appreciation Month - nata.aero - April 29, 2013
Aviation Celebrated in California - nata.aero - April 29, 2013
Missouri Governor Recognizes Vital Role Of General Aviation To State - nata.aero - April 15, 2013
New York State Budget Restores Funding For Small Airports - syracuse.com - April 2, 2013
California Mayor Declares March "General Aviation Appreciation Month" - nata.aero - April 1, 2013
New Hampshire Governor Recognizes Value Of General Aviation To State - nata.aero - March 25, 2013
Hawaii Governor Declares 2013 the "Year of General Aviation" - nata.aero - March 18, 2013
Washington Mayors Recognize Value of General Aviation - nata.aero - March 11, 2013
Georgia Association Urges State's U.S. Representatives To Oppose User Fee Proposal - nata.aero - March 4, 2013
NATA State Advocacy Network Aims To Protect Member Interests At The State And Local Levels - nata.aero - February 25, 2013
General Aviation Defended Against "Loophole" Charge - aopa.org - February 22, 2013
Texas Celebrates General Aviation - nata.aero - February 18, 2013
Alaska Commemorates 100 Years of Aviation History - nata.aero - February 18, 2013
Texas General Aviation Caucus Meets To Discuss Importance Of GA Across State - nata.aero - February 11, 2013
North Dakota Lawmakers Urge FAA To Support Their Airports - nata.aero - February 11, 2013
Does Your State Legislature Have A General Aviation Caucus? - nata.aero - February 4, 2013
Illinois Governor Announces $9 Million Investment In Illinois Airports - nata.aero - February 4, 2013
Virginia Mayors Protest Proposed Aviation User Fees - nbaa.org - January 30, 2013
Maine Governor Submits Bill to Exempt Sales Tax on Airplane Purchases and Repairs Permanently - nata.aero - January 28, 2013
Rep. Pompeo: GA Too Important To Be Misunderstood - aopa.org - January 25, 2013
Arizona Governor Declares January 15 As "Aviation Day" - nata.aero - January 21, 2013
Study Author's Findings Counter Forbes Editorial Questioning Business Aviation Use - nbaa.org - January 14, 2013
Michigan Aeronautics Commission Submits Letter Opposing GA User Fees - nata.aero - January 14, 2013
State Legislatures Convening for 2013 Legislative Sessions - nata.aero - January 7, 2013
State and National Legislatures Gearing Up For 2013 Legislative Sessions - Voice Your Industry Needs Through NATA's State Advocacy Network - nata.aero - December 31, 2012
Ohio Mayors Recognize Value of General Aviation - nata.aero - December 24, 2012
North Carolina DOT Study Shows Aviation Contributes $26 Billion To State's Economy - nata.aero - December 17, 2012
Florida Aircraft Maintenance Sales Tax Exemption To Take Effect January 2013 - nata.aero - December 17, 2012
Top Aviation Editors, Writers Discuss 2013 - kansas.com - December 13, 2012
Ohio Governor Declares December 2012 As "General Aviation Appreciation Month" - nata.aero - December 10, 2012
AIN FBO Profile - Montgomery Aviation - ainonline.com - December 2, 2012
2012 Indiana Airports Economic Impact Study Released - nata.aero - November 19, 2012 
New Study Highlights Business Aviation Value During 'Great Recession' - nbaa.org - October 30, 2012
NATA Asks Indiana State Supreme Court To Review Decision That Could Damage Aviation Business - nata.aero - October 29, 2012
FATA's New Program To Highlight Importance of GA - nata.aero - October 29, 2012
General Aviation Recognized for Contribution's to Alabama's Economy and Communities - nata.aero - October 22, 2012
General Aviation Valued in West Virginia - nata.aero - October 8, 2012
OK Newspaper Column Says GA is 'Crucial Connector' For Business - nbaa.org - October 5, 2012
Revenue Volatility Analysis Bill Presented to Governor - nata.aero - October 1, 2012
Utah Governor Recognizes A Vibrant And Supportive Aviation Community - nata.aero - September 24, 2012
Michigan and Connecticut Governors Recognize Aviation - nata.aero - September 24, 2012
General Aviation Celebrated In Alaska - nata.aero - September 24, 2012
Tennessee Governor Recognizes Importance of Aviation In Proclamation - nata.aero - September 17, 2012
New Mexico Declares September 2012 As General Aviation Appreciation Month - nata.aero - September 17, 2012
Rhode Island Governor Acknowledges General Aviation - nata.aero - September 10, 2012
NATA To Participate In "Celebrating General Aviation In Alaska" Event - nata.aero - September 4, 2012
Oklahoma Proclaims August "Aviation Appreciation Month" - nata.aero - September 4, 2012
General Aviation Is a Boon to Nebraska - omaha.com - August 3, 2012
Washington State Releases 2012 Aviation Economic Impact Study - nata.aero - July 20, 2012
Oregon Senator Underscores Importance of Community Airports - nbaa.org - July 18, 2012
Colorado Aviation Week Raises Thousands for Scholarships - generalaviationnews.com - July 11, 2012
As Pennsylvania Tax Exemption Bill Moves Through Legislature, Continued Support Is Required - nata.aero - July 9, 2012
Georgia DOT Promotes "Georgia Airports Mean Business" Campaign In Video - youtube.com - July 5, 2012
80 Percent of States Recognize the Value of Aviation - nbaa.org - July 3, 2012
ACTION CALL: Urge California Legislators to Reject Transfer of Aviation Tax Revenues - nata.aero - June 27, 2012  
Four Out of Every Five Governors Recognize Value of General Aviation - generalaviationnews.com - June 26, 2012
National Conference of State Legislators Releases Report on 2011 Major State Legislation - ncsl.org - May, 2012
Nevada Governor Proclaims June 2012 As Aviation Appreciation Month - nata.aero - June 18, 2012
Colorado Celebrates General Aviation - nata.aero - June 18, 2012
May 2012 is Aviation Appreciation Month in New York - nata.aero - June 4, 2012
Nebraska Governor Declares May 2012 General Aviation Appreciation Month - nata.aero - May 21, 2012
New York Senator Introduces "New York Aviation Jobs Act" - nata.aero - May 14, 2012
ACTION CALL: Support Pennsylvania Tax Exemption On Aircraft Parts And Maintenance - nata.aero - April 24, 2012
Idaho Governor Urges President Obama To Defend General Aviation - nata.aero - April 16, 2012
Support Safety, Tax Revenue and Maintenance Bills In Massachusetts - nata.aero - April 9, 2012
Aviation Tax Incentives Bill Passes Alabama Senate - nata.aero - April 9, 2012
Indiana Governor Declares March 2012 General Aviation Appreciation Month - nata.aero - March 19, 2012
Idaho Tax Exemption Legislation Becomes Law - nata.aero - March 19, 2012
Florida Tax Exemption Bill Reaches Final Passage - nata.aero - March 12, 2012
California State Bill Threatens To Tax Entire Business and General Aviation Service Industry - nata.aero - March 12, 2012
ACTION CALL: Oppose Maryland Bill Seeking A Sales and Use Tax For the Purchase of Aircraft - nata.aero - March 1, 2012
Aviation Tax Exemption Passes Florida House - nata.aero - February 17, 2012
100 Mayors Denounce Obama's Attacks on GA - General Aviation News - February 17, 2012
Florida Legislature to Expand Maintenance Sales Tax Exemption - nata.aero - February 9, 2012
Pennsylvania Legislature Considers Aircraft Tax Exemption - nata.aero - February 6, 2012
Letter to South Carolina Senator Phil Leventis In Opposition to Legislation Prohibiting Ramp Fees - nata.aero - January 30, 2012
For U.S. State Budgets, Austerity Is Here To Stay - Standard & Poor - January 5, 2012
2012 Governors' State of the State Speecies - Multistate.com
U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) Launches Website to Support General Aviation - America Flies
 
Resources

List of regional representatives 
State Advocacy Network Overview
SAN in Aviation Business Journal Magazine
Alliance for Aviation Across America state economic impact information