A bill that would exempt California fight training organizations from onerous fees and reporting requirements imposed by a 2009 post-secondary education law took a major step toward final passage Aug. 25 with approval by the state Assembly.

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With a moratorium that protects California flight schools from costly regulatory burdens set to expire July 1, AOPA and its legislative partners are working to assure a smooth transition to a permanent solution.

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Please do your part – We urge everyone to call your State Senator as soon as possible and ask him/her to support SB-619, which will come to the floor for a vote this week. You can find your Senator’s address and phone number online at: http://192.234.213.69/smapsearch/framepage.asp For more background info –

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A California law passed in 2009 that aimed to protect students from losing their tuition if a school closes down now may exempt flight-training facilities that don’t collect up-front tuitions, NATA said this week.

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California Senate Bill 619, aimed at alleviating the requirements for flight schools under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, was introduced Feb. 18. Under the current terms of the bill, all individual flight instructors and flight schools that don’t collect money up front for flight training would be exempt from the provisions of the postsecondary act.

To read CALPILOTS letter of support for SB619 click Read More.

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