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H.R. 3539 (eh) To amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...
In the Senate of the United States, September 18, 1996. Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 3539) entitled ``An Act to amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes'', do pass with the following AMENDMENT: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996''. (b) Table of Contents.-- Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Amendments to title 49, United States Code. TITLE I--REAUTHORIZATION OF FAA PROGRAMS Sec. 101. Federal Aviation Administration operations. Sec. 102. Air navigation facilities. Sec. 103. Research and development. Sec. 104. Airport improvement program. Sec. 105. Interaccount flexibility. TITLE II--AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS Sec. 201. Pavement maintenance program. Sec. 202. Maximum percentages of amount made available for grants to certain primary airports. Sec. 203. Discretionary fund. Sec. 204. Designating current and former military airports. Sec. 205. State block grant program. Sec. 206. Access to airports by intercity buses. TITLE III--AVIATION SAFETY AND SECURITY Sec. 301. Report including proposed legislation on funding for airport security. Sec. 302. Family advocacy. Sec. 303. Accident and safety data classification; report on effects of publication and automated surveillance targeting systems. Sec. 304. Weapons and explosive detection study. Sec. 305. Requirement for criminal history records checks. Sec. 306. Interim deployment of commercially available explosive detection equipment. Sec. 307. Audit of performance of background checks for certain personnel. Sec. 308. Sense of the Senate on passenger profiling. Sec. 309. Authority to use certain funds for airport security programs and activities. Sec. 310. Development of aviation security liaison agreement. Sec. 311. Regular joint threat assessments. Sec. 312. Baggage match report. Sec. 313. Enhanced security programs. Sec. 314. Report on air cargo. TITLE IV--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Sec. 401. Acquisition of housing units. Sec. 402. Protection of voluntarily submitted information. Sec. 403. Application of FAA regulations. Sec. 404. Sense of the Senate regarding the funding of the Federal Aviation Administration. Sec. 405. Authorization for State-specific safety measures. Sec. 406. Sense of the Senate regarding the air ambulance exemption from certain Federal excise taxes. Sec. 407. FAA safety mission. Sec. 408. Carriage of candidates in State and local elections. Sec. 409. Train whistle requirements. Sec. 410. Limitation on authority of States to regulate gambling devices on vessels. Sec. 411. Special flight rules in the vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park. Sec. 412. Increased fees. Sec. 413. Transfer of air traffic control tower; closing of flight service stations. Sec. 414. Sense of the Senate regarding acts of international terrorism. Sec. 415. Reporting for procurement contracts. Sec. 416. Provisions relating to limited scope audit. Sec. 417. Advance electronic transmission of cargo and passenger information. TITLE V--COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCH ACT AMENDMENTS Sec. 501. Commercial space launch amendments. TITLE VI--AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ACT Sec. 601. Short title. Sec. 602. Definitions. Sec. 603. Effective date. Subtitle A--General Provisions Sec. 621. Findings. Sec. 622. Purposes. Sec. 623. Regulation of civilian air transportation and related services by the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation. Sec. 624. Regulations. Sec. 625. Personnel and services. Sec. 626. Contracts. Sec. 627. Facilities. Sec. 628. Property. Sec. 629. Transfers of funds from other Federal agencies. Sec. 630. Management Advisory Council. Sec. 631. Aircraft engine standards. Sec. 632. Rural air fare study. Subtitle B--Federal Aviation Administration Streamlining Programs Sec. 651. Review of acquisition management system. Sec. 652. Air traffic control modernization reviews. Sec. 653. Federal Aviation Administration personnel management system. Sec. 654. Conforming amendment. Subtitle C--System To Fund Certain Federal Aviation Administration Functions Sec. 671. Findings. Sec. 672. Purposes. Sec. 673. User fees for various Federal Aviation Administration services. Sec. 674. Independent assessment and task force to review existing and innovative funding mechanisms. Sec. 675. Procedure for consideration of certain funding proposals. Sec. 676. Administrative provisions. Sec. 677. Advance appropriations for Airport and Airway Trust Fund activities. Sec. 678. Rural Air Service Survival Act. TITLE VII--PILOT RECORDS Sec. 701. Short title. Sec. 702. Employment investigations of pilot applicants. Sec. 703. Study of minimum standards for pilot qualifications. TITLE VIII--ABOLITION OF BOARD OF REVIEW Sec. 801. Abolition of Board of Review and related authority. Sec. 802. Sense of the Senate. Sec. 803. Conforming amendments in other law. Sec. 804. Definitions. Sec. 805. Increase in number of Presidentially appointed members of Board. Sec. 806. Reconstituted Board to function without interruption. Sec. 807. Operational slots at National Airport. Sec. 808. Airports authority support of Board. TITLE IX--AIRPORT REVENUE PROTECTION Sec. 901. Short title. Sec. 902. Findings; purpose. Sec. 903. Definitions. Sec. 904. Restriction on use of airport revenues. Sec. 905. Regulations; audits and accountability. Sec. 906. Conforming amendments to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. TITLE X--EXTENSION OF AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND EXPENDITURE AUTHORITY Sec. 1001. Expenditures from airport and airway trust fund. SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE. Except as otherwise specifically provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision of law, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of title 49, United States Code. TITLE I--REAUTHORIZATION OF FAA PROGRAMS SEC. 101. FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OPERATIONS. (a) Authorization of Appropriations From General Fund.--Section 106(k) is amended-- (1) by striking ``and'' after ``1995,''; and (2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: ``, and $5,000,000,000 for fiscal year 1997.''. (b) Authorization of Appropriations From Trust Fund.--Section 48104(b) is amended-- (1) in the subsection heading by striking ``for Fiscal Years 1993''; and (2) by striking the phrase ``for fiscal year 1993''. (c) Clerical Amendment.--Section 48108 is amended by striking subsection (c). SEC. 102. AIR NAVIGATION FACILITIES. Section 48101(a) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(5) For the fiscal years ending September 30, 1991-1997, $17,929,000,000.''. SEC. 103. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. Section 48102(a) is amended by striking ``title:'' and all that follows through the end of the subsection, and inserting the following: ``title, $206,000,000 for fiscal year 1997.''. SEC. 104. AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 48103 is amended-- (1) by striking ``and $21,958,500,000'' and inserting ``$19,200,500,000''; and (2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: ``, $21,480,500,000 for fiscal years ending before October 1, 1997. (b) Obligational Authority.--Section 47104(c) is amended by striking ``1996'' and inserting ``1997''. SEC. 105. INTERACCOUNT FLEXIBILITY. Section 106 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(l) Interaccount Flexibility.-- ``(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Administrator may transfer budget authority derived from trust funds among appropriations authorized by subsection (k) and sections 48101 and 48102, if the aggregate estimated outlays in such accounts in the fiscal year in which the transfers are made will not be increased as a result of such transfer. ``(2) The transfer of budget authority under paragraph (1) may be made only to the extent that outlays do not exceed the aggregate estimated outlays. ``(3) A transfer of budget authority under paragraph (1) may not result in a net decrease of more than 5 percent, or a net increase of more than 10 percent, in the budget authority available under any appropriation involved in that transfer. ``(4) Any action taken pursuant to this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds that is subject to review by the appropriate committees of the Congress. ``(5) The Administrator may transfer budget authority pursuant to this section only after-- ``(A) submitting a written explanation of the proposed transfer to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committees on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and Appropriations of the Senate; and ``(B) 30 days have passed after the explanation is submitted and none of the committees notifies the Administrator in writing that it objects to the proposed transfer within the 30 day period.''. TITLE II--AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS SEC. 201. PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE PROGRAM. (a) Pavement Maintenance.--Chapter 471 is amended by adding the following section at the end of subchapter I: ``Sec. 47132. Pavement maintenance ``(a) In General.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall issue guidelines to carry out a pavement maintenance pilot project to preserve and extend the useful life of runways, taxiways, and aprons at airports for which apportionments are made under section 47114(d). The regulations shall provide that the Administrator may designate not more than 10 projects. The regulations shall provide criteria for the Administrator to use in choosing the projects. At least 2 such projects must be in States without a primary airport that had 0.25 percent or more of the total boardings in the United States in the preceding calendar year. In designating a project, the Administrator shall take into consideration geographical, climatological, and soil diversity. ``(b) Effective Date.--This section shall be effective beginning on the date of enactment of the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996 and ending on September 30, 1999.''. (b) Compliance With Federal Mandates.-- (1) Use of aip grants.--Section 47102(3) is amended-- (A) in subparagraph (E) by inserting ``or under section 40117'' before the period at the end; and (B) in subparagraph (F) by striking ``paid for by a grant under this subchapter and''. (2) Use of passenger facility charges.--Section 40117(a)(3) is amended-- (A) by inserting ``and'' at the end of subparagraph (D); (B) by striking ``; and'' at the end of subparagraph (E) and inserting a period; and (C) by striking subparagraph (F).
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