Dec. 14, 2022
New York’s “Stop the Chop” act, which would allow anyone to sue a pilot, flight department, line service personnel or company employee operating in the state for alleged helicopter noise pollution, even if the operation is legal, is with Gov. Kathy Hochul for review, and NBAA is encouraging members to reach out and ask her to veto the legislation.
“This bill has a negative impact that reaches across New York and beyond, and we need the governor to recognize the true implications,” said Brittany Davies, NBAA Northeast regional director.
“In New York, the general aviation industry is responsible for 43,200 jobs and more than $8.6 billion in total economic output,” she added. “We urge all members and stakeholders to let the governor know the harm this bill would have for those doing business in the state.”
The governor has until Dec. 23 to sign or veto the bill.