H. R. 4549
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 14, 2016
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To require the Transportation Security Administration to conduct security screening at certain airports, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Treating Small Airports with Fairness Act of 2016.
Conduct of security screening by the Transportation Security Administration at certain airports
The Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration shall provide for security screening to be conducted by the Transportation Security Administration at, and provide all necessary staff and equipment to, any airport—
that lost commercial air service on or after January 1, 2013; and
the operator of which, following the loss described in paragraph (1), submits to the Administrator—
a request for security screening to be conducted at such airport by the Transportation Security Administration; and
written confirmation of a commitment from a commercial air carrier—
that such air carrier intends to resume commercial air service at such airport; and
to resume such service not later than the date that is one year after the date of the submission of the request under subparagraph (A).
Subject to the one-year limitation described in subsection (a)(2)(B)(ii), the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration shall ensure that the process of implementing security screening by the Transportation Security Administration at an airport described in subsection (a) is complete not later than the later of—
the date that is 90 days after the date on which the operator of such airport submits to the Administrator a request for such screening under paragraph (2)(A) of such subsection; or
the date on which the commercial air carrier that is the subject of such a request intends to resume commercial air service at such airport.
Effects on other airports
The Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration shall carry out this section in a manner that does not negatively affect operations at airports not described in this section
that are otherwise provided security screening conducted by the Transportation Security Administration.
Passed the House of Representatives April 13, 2016.
Karen L. Haas,