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S. 687 (113th): A bill to prohibit the closing of air traffic control towers, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 9, 2013 (Introduced).


II

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 687

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 9, 2013

(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

A BILL

To prohibit the closing of air traffic control towers, and for other purposes.

1.

Prohibition on closure of air traffic control towers

(a)

In general

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.

(b)

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.