STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 28, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. VANEL -- read once and referred to the Committee
on Governmental Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Govern-
mental Operations in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to establish the general aviation task force to study measures
that may be implemented to improve general aviation operations in the
state of New York
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The general aviation task force is hereby established to
2 conduct a study on measures that may improve general aviation in the
3 state of New York. For purposes of this act, "general aviation" shall
4 mean all civil aviation operations other than scheduled passenger
5 airline operations. The scope of study shall include:
6 a. how laws and regulations created by the state of New York, includ-
7 ing regulations promulgated by the department of transportation, impact
8 investment in general aviation operations within the state;
9 b. how regulatory agencies outside the state of New York, such as the
10 Federal Aviation Administration and the International Civil Aviation
11 Organization, impact investment in general aviation operations within
12 the state;
13 c. the effect of airport improvement and revitalization projects on
14 investment in general aviation operations within the state;
15 d. an analysis of the tax burden imposed on general aviation entities
16 within the state as opposed to other states and its impact on investment
17 in general aviation services; and
18 e. measures other states or countries have taken to incentivize
19 investment in general aviation services.
20 § 2. a. The task force shall consist of eleven members to be appointed
21 as follows:
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 (1) three members appointed by the governor, provided that the
2 appointees shall have experience in one or or more of the following
3 areas: air transportation or civil aviation, public administration,
4 business management, finance, accounting, law, engineering, land use,
5 urban and regional planning, management of large capital projects, or
6 labor relations;
7 (2) two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
8 (3) two members appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
9 (4) two members appointed by the commissioner of the department of
11 (5) one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and
12 (6) one member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly.
13 b. A majority of the total appointees of the task force shall select
14 the chair from among the appointees to the task force then in office.
15 c. The members of the task force shall receive no compensation for
16 their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
17 incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to this act.
18 d. All appointments shall be made no later than thirty days after the
19 effective date of this act. All vacancies shall be filled by the
20 appointing authority.
21 e. The task force may request and shall receive from any department,
22 division, board, bureau, commission or other agency of the state or any
23 state public authority such assistance, information and data as will
24 enable the task force to properly carry out its powers and duties.
25 f. The task force shall be authorized to hold public hearings and
26 meetings, and to consult with any organization, educational institution,
27 or other government entity or person, to enable it to accomplish its
29 § 3. The task force shall report its findings, conclusions, and recom-
30 mendations to the governor, temporary president of the senate, and
31 speaker of the assembly and such report shall be posted on the depart-
32 ment of transportation's public-facing website within one hundred eighty
33 days after the effective date of this act.
34 § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.