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HouseBill Number: 4564Primary Sponsor: PhillipsCommittee Number: 15Type of Legislation: CRSubject: Airport Improvement ProgramResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: TransportationComputer Document Number: BBM/9829.JMIntroduced Date: Mar 17, 1992Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Mar 26, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: PhillipsType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4564 Senate Mar 26, 1992 Introduced, referred to 15 Committee 4564 House Mar 25, 1992 Adopted, sent to Senate 4564 House Mar 19, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 24 4564 House Mar 17, 1992 Introduced, referred to 24 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
March 19, 1992
S. Printed 3/19/92--H.
Read the first time March 17, 1992.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4564), memorializing Congress to continue the Airport Improvement Program, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
SAMUEL R. FOSTER, for Committee.
MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO CONTINUE THE AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1992.
Whereas, a balanced, safe, and efficient system of airports and aviation services is essential to the commercial vitality and economic development of South Carolina; and
Whereas, prudent management of the State's existing aviation resources and sound planning for their future development require the ability not only to forecast needs but also the ability to anticipate the resources likely to be available to meet those needs; and
Whereas, like other transportation programs, South Carolina's aviation program relies to a significant measure, but not exclusively, on federal financing; and
Whereas, collectively, the states have sought and supported the development and preservation of a balanced system of airports and other aviation services that can be responsive to the diverse needs of the many geographic regions and economic sectors of the entire country; and
Whereas, the General Assembly of South Carolina believes that it is the mutual responsibility of federal, state, and local governments to continue to support balanced, planned, predictable airport growth and development; and
Whereas, the primary role of the federal government in this endeavor has been and should remain the establishment and maintenance of uniform standards in the area of airport and aviation operations safety; and
Whereas, the primary responsibility of the states in these matters should remain the promotion and development of airport systems based on plans that are integrated and coordinated with other transportation systems, modes, and plans; and
Whereas, local governments, too, play a vital role in the evolution of a well-considered national aviation system by identifying local airport and aviation needs and seeking ways of matching these needs with resources available from state, federal, and nongovernmental resources; and
Whereas, airport development strategies based on a synthesis of local, state, regional, and federal plans and programs make use of pooled technical expertise and financial and other resources; and
Whereas, through close cooperation of local, state, and federal governments, a clearly defined National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) has been produced, based primarily on approved state, regional, and metropolitan airport systems plans, updated continuously as new information becomes available; and
Whereas, there needs to be a continuing federal airport planning and development program to help finance that portion of the airport and airway system which has been identified in the NPIAS as being of national importance; and
Whereas, implementation of the NPIAS is most appropriately financed by aviation system user taxes and by federal fund appropriations in consideration of the benefits derived by the general public from the total air transportation system; and
Whereas, as long as the need for further airport and aviation service improvements can be demonstrated, federal legislative authorization for the Airport Improvement Program needs to be renewed, and appropriations to the Aviation Trust Fund urgently need to be maintained at annual levels which will permit disbursement of at least the minimum amounts required for continued full funding of airport improvements; and
Whereas, the current federal airport development enabling statute, the Airport Improvement Program, will expire on September 30, 1992, and, with its expiration, the vast bulk of federal aviation funds will vanish. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, memorializes Congress to continue the Airport Improvement Program scheduled to expire on September 30, 1992.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and all eight members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation, at Washington, D.C.