IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 26, 2018
Ms. Cortez Masto (for herself, Mrs. Fischer, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Moran, and Mr. Risch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize grants from the small airport fund for the construction or improvement of a nonapproach control tower.
This Act may be cited as the
Increased Aviation Safety through Contract Towers Act.
Construction of certain control towers
Section 47116(d) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Control tower construction
Notwithstanding any provision of section 47124(b)(4)(A), the Secretary may provide grants under this section to an airport sponsor for the construction or improvement of a nonapproach control tower, as defined by the Secretary, and for the acquisition and installation of air traffic control, communications, and related equipment to be used in that tower. Such grants shall be subject to the distribution requirements of subsection (b) and the eligibility requirements of section 47124(b)(4)(B).