January 24, 2012
ACTION CALL: Oppose Senate Bill 1109 Prohibiting FBOs From Charging Ramp Fees
South Caroline State Senator Phil P. Leventis (D - Sumter and Lee Counties) introduced legislation, S. 1109, to prohibit fixed base operators (FBOs) in the state from charging a fee, including ramp fee, to aircraft that use their facility but do not purchase any services.
Contact the members of the Senate Transportation Committee and send an opposition letter on S. 1109 letter today!
Read Michael France's Policy Playbook Blog Post "Nonsense in South Carolina"
This has been a tough blog post to write. Responding to nonsense is tremendously more difficult than responding to a well reasoned argument. The latest nonsense in our industry emanates from the state house in South Carolina where State Senator Phil Leventis is attempting to make FBO ramp fees illegal.
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