|Posted:||August 23, 2019 01:54 PM|
|From:||Senator David G. Argall|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Reinstating the Deputy Secretary for Aviation within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation|
|In the near future, I plan on introducing legislation to reinstate the position of Deputy Secretary for Aviation within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. This effort has been championed by the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania during a recent meeting between the Council and the Senate Aviation Caucus.
Pennsylvania ranks 13th in the country for the number of public-use aviation facilities. The state hosts 127 airports, heliports, and seaplane bases which generate $23.6 billion in economic impact each year. In addition to these public-use facilities, the state also supports 243 private-use airports and 280 private-use heliports. Supporting more than 300,000 jobs in Pennsylvania, the aviation industry is one of the largest employment sectors in the state with the
Under this bill, the Deputy Secretary for Aviation would have the powers and duties of the department under law relating to airports and air safety within the Commonwealth. Similar deputy secretaries within the Department of Transportation exist for Administration, Drive and Vehicle Services, Highway Administration, Multimodal Transportation, and Planning.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation to support our aviation industry in Pennsylvania.
Introduced as SB901