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H.R. 2955: PLANE Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 23, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2955

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Flores, Mr. Posey, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Babin, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Baird, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Buck, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Walker, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Dunn, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. David P. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Norman, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Allen, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Wright, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Budd, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Walberg, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Davidson of Ohio, Mr. Riggleman, Mr. Cloud, Mr. John W. Rose of Tennessee, and Mr. Bergman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To prevent the issuance of grants to entities that impose an unreasonable condition on or unjust discrimination against an air carrier operating pursuant to a contract with a Government agency, including United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Prohibiting Local Airports from Neglecting Enforcement Act or the PLANE Act.

2.

Issuance of grants

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the Secretary of Transportation determines that the sponsor of a public-use airport has violated a covered grant assurance, the Secretary may not issue a grant under chapter 471 of title 49, United States Code, to such sponsor for any fiscal year in which the violation of the covered grant assurance occurs.

(b)

Definitions

In this section, the following definitions apply:

(1)

Covered grant assurance

The term covered grant assurance means a grant assurance made under—

(A)

section 47107(a)(1) of title 49, United States Code, if the violation is related to an unreasonable condition imposed on or unjust discrimination against an air carrier operating pursuant to a contract with a Government agency, including United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and

(B)

section 47107(a)(11) of title 49, United States Code.

(2)

Other terms

The terms sponsor and public-use airport have the meanings given such terms in section 47102 of title 49, United States Code.