H.R.2553 - Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend the airport improvement program, and for other purposes. view all titles (5)

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  • Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend the airport improvement program, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV as introduced.
  • Short: Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV as passed house.
  • Short: Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV as passed senate.
  • Short: Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV as enacted.

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Result: Passed - July 20, 2011

Roll call number 611 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 2553 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend the airport improvement program, and for other purposes

 

Official Summary

Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV - (Sec. 2) Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend through September 16, 2011, increased excise taxes on aviation fuels, the excise tax on air transportation of persons and property, and the expenditure authority for the Airport and Airwa

Official Summary

Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV -

(Sec. 2)

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend through September 16, 2011, increased excise taxes on aviation fuels, the excise tax on air transportation of persons and property, and the expenditure authority for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund.

(Sec. 4)

Increases the authorization of appropriations for the period beginning on October 1, 2010, and ending on September 16, 2011, for airport planning and development and noise compatibility planning projects (known as airport improvement projects [AIPs]). Extends through September 16, 2011, the authority of the Secretary of Transportation to make new AIP grants.

(Sec. 5)

Extends until September 17, 2011:
(1) the pilot program for passenger facility fee authorizations at non-hub airports, and
(2) disclosure requirements for large and medium hub airports applying for AIP grants. Directs the Secretary to extend through September 16, 2011, the termination date of insurance coverage for domestic or foreign-flag aircraft. Grants the Secretary discretionary authority to further extend such coverage through December 31, 2011. Extends through December 31, 2011, the authority of the Secretary to limit air carrier liability for claims arising out of acts of terrorism. Extends through September 16, 2011:
(1) grant eligibility for airports located in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau;
(2) grants to state and local governments for land use compatibility AIPs; and
(3) authority for approving an application of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for an airport development grant or for permission to impose a passenger facility fee. Amends the Vision 100 - Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act to extend through September 16, 2011:
(1) the temporary increase to 95% of the federal government's share of certain AIP costs, and
(2) funding for airport development at Midway Island Airport.

(Sec. 6)

Revises essential air service (EAS) program eligibility requirements to limit such service to airports (except those in Alaska) that:
(1) are located at least 90 miles from the nearest medium or large hub airport, and
(2) had an average subisdy per passenger of less than $1,000. Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to waive such requirements for a particular location if its geographic characteristics result in undue difficulty in accessing the nearest medium or large hub airport.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.2553

  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Organizations Opposing H.R.2553

  • General Aviation Airport Coalition


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