Legislative Efforts

South Carolina Aviation Association actively promotes aviation growth through airport development and safety to meet the air transportation and economic development needs of South Carolina.

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Legislative Fund

Donate today and help the association support its legislative activities. Increased funding to the State Aviation Fund will go directly to airport improvements.

Thank you to our legislative sponsors!

Promoting Aviation Legislative Efforts in South Carolina

2021 Success

Aviation Fund Bill

S.675 State Aviation Fund

  • Senate Bill.675 – Authored by Senator Josh Kimbrell and sponsored by Senators Rex Rice, Scott Talley, Harvey Peeler, Michael Gambrell, Ross Turner and Thomas Alexander. 
  • Signed by Governor Henry McMaster in May 2021 and celebrated at Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport during Aviation Week. 
  • First Year – Directs the first $1.25M from the Airline Property Tax receipts to the General Fund of the State, and the remaining amount to the State Aviation Fund
  • Second and Subsequent Years – Directs all Airline Property Taxes to the State Aviation Fund

Why is this Legislation Necessary?

State Aviation Funds are used for maintenance, rehabilitation, and capital improvements to public use airports, which may include use as matching funds for FAA Airport Improvement Grants.

Funds for the State Aviation Fund come from the aviation fuel tax and airline property tax.

This legislation support airports, which ar the gateway to South Carolina. As we seek to bring new businesses to the state, our airport infrastructure will be up-to date and in place to meet the needs of businesses.

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