The New Jersey State Assembly deferred action on proposed legislation that would require security background checks of flight students. NBAA, AOPA and others argued that the legislation is illegal because it’s preempted by federal authority.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm recently signed legislation that exempts the sales tax on aircraft parts installations performed in the state for customers who do not reside or base their aircraft in Michigan. The new law also provides a waiver from taxes associated with purchasing an aircraft in Michigan by buyers who do not live or keep their aircraft in the state.