IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 9, 2013
Mr. Moran(for himself,Mr. Blumenthal,Mr. Inhofe,Mr. Roberts,Ms. Ayotte,Mr. Blunt,Mr. Boozman,Mr. Kaine,Mr. Kirk,Ms. Klobuchar,Mr. Manchin,Mr. Merkley,Mr. Pryor,Mr. Udall of New Mexico,Mr. Vitter,Mr. Warner,Mr. Wicker,Mr. Franken, andMr. Nelson) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To prohibit the closing of air traffic control towers, and for other purposes.
Prohibition on closure of air traffic control towers
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, theAdministrator of the Federal Aviation Administrationmay not, during fiscal year 2013 or 2014, suspend or terminate the operation of any air traffic control tower in operation on March 1, 2013, without regard to whether the tower is operated by theFederal Aviation Administrationor a contractor.
Resumption of operation of closed towers
If theAdministratorsuspended or terminated the operation of an air traffic control tower described insubsection (a)after March 1, 2013, and before the date of the enactment of this Act, theAdministratorshall provide for the resumption of the operation of that tower as soon as practicable after such date of enactment.