CAPE COD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Cape Cod State Senator Julian Cyr is further explaining the bill he filed that would enact a climate impact landing fee on private, corporate and charter aircrafts in Massachusetts.
After receiving feedback from the aviation community, Cyr said he is willing to change things around.
The proposed bill is receiving a lot of attention as the weather gets warmer and air strips get busier. The bill is called "An Act to Mitigate the Climate Impact of Private and Corporate Air Travel," and as written, it would impose a $1,000 fee on all private, corporate and charter aircrafts that land at airports across the state.
However, Cyr said he's received a lot of feedback on the bill, and he's willing to make some changes.
"Specifically in exempting flights that are used for pilot training and small type planes," said Cyr.
He added the legislation is supposed to be a "conversation starter" on ways to collect from larger, corporate-owned jets with much higher emission rates.
"We're really looking at out of state-owned private jets and other private aircrafts, particularly large jets owned by a corporation or owned by a company," said Cyr.
He said he wants to stress; the bill does not go after "the little guy."
WBZ NewsRadio's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) Reports