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Governor signs bill to streamline aircraft pilot and passenger protection act


April 21, 2017

STATE CAPITOL – The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) worked with state Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus, and state Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, to streamline laws regarding any structure near a public use airport in the state. Gov. Mary Fallin signed HB 2179 into law last week.

During the 2010 legislative session, the “Aircraft Pilot and Passenger Protection Act” (APPPA) provided legislative intent to regulate the height of structures near public-use airports. It also required a person to obtain a permit from OAC prior to the construction, installation or alteration of any structure n...

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