Text: H.R.1265 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/01/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1265


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.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 1, 2017

Mr. DeFazio (for himself and Mr. Massie) 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.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

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

SEC. 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)”.

SEC. 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 2018 through 2021”.

(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 2018 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”.