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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: January 18, 2023 10:11 AM
From: Representative Pat Gallagher
To: All House members
Subject: Stabilize Funding for Pennsylvania’s Aviation Industry
Pennsylvania’s aviation industry generates over $23 billion in economic activity and over 304,000 jobs.  Unfortunately, unstable funding serves as a barrier to this industry and the important contributions it makes in our state.
Every year, the primary sources of revenue that fund grants and provide local real estate tax reimbursement for public airports (the Jet Fuels Tax and the Aviation Fuels Tax) face fluctuation.  This inconsistency makes it difficult for our airports to budget and plan for future projects and can lead to the withholding of planned grants.
To fix this problem, I am introducing a bill that will set the Jet Fuels Tax at a flat rate of 2 cents per gallon and the Aviation Fuels Tax at a flat rate of 6 cents per gallon with no annual adjustment.  This change will ensure that we can provide a consistent and sustainable source of funding for aviation development grants and real estate tax reimbursement for Pennsylvania’s airports well into the future. 
By stabilizing funding sources for Pennsylvania’s airports, we can ensure that aviation remains a strong economic contributor.  Please join me in supporting our aviation industry and the value it brings to our state by signing on to this proposal.


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Introduced as HB763