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H.R. 3791: Investing in America: Rebuilding America’s Airport Infrastructure Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 17, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3791

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 17, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Blumenauer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to make modifications to the passenger facility charge program administered by the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Investing in America: Rebuilding America’s Airport Infrastructure Act.

2.

Passenger facility charges

Section 40117(b) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1) by striking of $1, $2, or $3 and inserting in any amount;

(2)

by striking paragraph (4);

(3)

by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) as paragraphs (4), (5), and (6), respectively;

(4)

in paragraph (5) (as so redesignated)—

(A)

by striking specified in paragraphs (1) and (4) and inserting specified in paragraph (1); and

(B)

by striking imposed under paragraph (1) or (4) and inserting imposed under paragraph (1); and

(5)

in paragraph (6)(A) (as so redesignated)—

(A)

by striking specified in paragraphs (1), (4), and (6) and inserting specified in paragraphs (1) and (5); and

(B)

by striking imposed under paragraph (1) or (4) and inserting imposed under paragraph (1).

3.

Airport improvement program

(a)

Funding

Section 48103(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking $3,350,000,000 and all that follows before the period at the end and inserting $2,950,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2023.

(b)

Apportionments

Section 47114 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking $3,200,000,000 each place it appears and inserting $2,950,000,000; and

(2)

in subsection (f)—

(A)

in paragraph (1) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting paragraph (4);

(B)

by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively;

(C)

by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

(2)

Special rule for certain large hub airports

Subject to paragraph (4), and in lieu of the reduction under paragraph (1), an amount that would be apportioned under this section (other than amounts apportioned under subsection (c)(2)) in a fiscal year to the sponsor of an airport having at least 1.0 percent of the total number of boardings each year in the United States and for which a charge of more than $4.50 is imposed in the fiscal year under section 40117 shall be reduced by an amount equal to—

(A)

except as provided in subparagraph (B), 100 percent of the projected revenues from the charge in the fiscal year but not by more than 100 percent of the amount that otherwise would be apportioned under this section; or

(B)

with respect to an airport in Hawaii, 100 percent of the projected revenues from the charge in the fiscal year but not by more than 100 percent of the excess of—

(i)

the amount that otherwise would be apportioned under this section; over

(ii)

the amount equal to the amount specified in clause (i) multiplied by the percentage of the total passenger boardings at the applicable airport that are comprised of interisland passengers.

;

(D)

in paragraph (3) (as so redesignated) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting paragraph (1) or (2); and

(E)

in paragraph (4) (as so redesignated)—

(i)

in subparagraph (A)—

(I)

by striking .25 percent and inserting 1.0 percent; and

(II)

by striking paragraph (1) and inserting paragraph (2); and

(ii)

in subparagraph (B) by striking fiscal year 2004 and inserting fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter.

(c)

Use of apportioned amounts

Section 47117(e)(1)(C) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking $3,200,000,000 and inserting $2,950,000,000.