This is one of the reasons! This law now gives the authority for local LEO to check your IDs.Can't say I am surprised.
Some states require you to register your plane if you own one. The funny thing is that this stuff is purely a money grab and nothing else. Unless they have LEOs start ramp checking you I see no way they can really enforce this. You could easily get away without registering your plane in Ohio since they never actually checked the planes. The same would likely be true for this. That said non-compliance will definitely be found after an incident.
There's ample precedent. IIRC, every attempt at doing this has been met by the FAA saying "Hey guys? Your actions are preempted by federal law, so yeah. No."
That is probably a correct statement. But you never know for sure what a court will do, especially the state court called upon to enforce a state regulation.There's ample precedent. IIRC, every attempt at doing this has been met by the FAA saying "Hey guys? Your actions are preempted by federal law, so yeah. No."
But IANAAL, so I'll leave it to the aforementioned.
Why then is it legal for some states to require a state aircraft registration fee?Oregon is attempting to regulate air commerce - a field occupied by the federal government. Although I haven't taken the time to research specific cases, I feel confident this regulation will be preempted by federal law (and they should get their money back from whoever told them this was a good idea - lol).