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H.R. 4549 (114th): Treating Small Airports with Fairness Act of 2016


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 13, 2016 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 375

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4549

[Report No. 114–493]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 11, 2016

(for himself, Mr. Hurd of Texas, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. DeFazio, and Mr. Kilmer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

April 13, 2016

Additional sponsors: Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. Huelskamp, and Mr. Smith of Nebraska

April 13, 2016

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 11, 2016


A BILL

To require the Transportation Security Administration to conduct security screening at certain airports, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Treating Small Airports with Fairness Act of 2016.

2.

Conduct of security screening by the Transportation Security Administration at certain airports

(a)

In general

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—

(1)

that lost commercial air service on or after January 1, 2013; and

(2)

the operator of which, following the loss described in paragraph (1), submits to the Administrator—

(A)

a request for security screening to be conducted at such airport by the Transportation Security Administration; and

(B)

written confirmation of a commitment from a commercial air carrier—

(i)

that such air carrier intends to resume commercial air service at such airport; and

(ii)

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).

(b)

Deadline

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—

(1)

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

(2)

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.

(c)

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.

April 13, 2016

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed