Senate approves aviation sales tax removal bill

February 19, 2014 • Local News

A bill to cut sales tax on commercial and military aircraft sales and services that promises to create some 125 jobs in Chaves County passed the New Mexico Senate Wednesday.

The bill, ushered through the Legislature by state Rep. Bob Wooley, R-Dist. 66, narrowly made it under the wire in the 30-day session. Gov. Susana Martinez is expected to sign the measure that will take effect July 1.

“This morning, they announced there was going to be eight bills heard. Mine was the eighth one,” Wooley said. “I got very fortunate.”

Wooley said he was elated with the Senate’s move to pass the measure.

“This is going to mean a lot of jobs for the city of Roswell out at the air base,” Wooley said. “This is probably one of the biggest Login to read more

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