|I intend to reintroduce House Bill 469 of 2015 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the near future. This legislation will amend the Local Option Small Games of Chance statute to permit an airport system located in a County of the Second Class in Allegheny County to conduct 50-50 raffles. The Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation (ACAA), will be the designated charity to receive the revenues generated from the non-winner share of the proceeds.
The ACAA Foundation is active in the community and will support at the Airport:
The ACAA is constantly working with charity and civic stakeholders for the betterment of the airport and flying public. The ACAA recognizes that the standing of the Airport in the community means being a good civic partner and engaging in charity work and community involvement. This component of charitable focus will allow needed upgrades and expansion to current and new charitable works at the Pittsburgh International Airport and extensions within the community.
- Military & Veterans Affairs – The Airport Military Comfort Room provides a destination and place for US Soldiers and Veterans that are traveling to have a place to rest and eat.
- Children’s Venues – The Airport has children’s facilities such as a playground (kids-port) and associations with such children’s programming as Mister Rogers Neighborhood.
- Art – A large component of the Airport is several art exhibits and close work with the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh, as well as the Andy Warhol Museum.
- History and Culture – The Airport has several historic exhibits which detail components of our region, including national history such as the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit.
I hope you will join me in this effort by co-sponsoring this legislation.