All Information (Except Text) for S.1320 - FLIGHT Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] (Introduced 06/08/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
FLIGHT Act of 2017
Forward Looking Investment in General Aviation, Hangars, and Tarmacs Act of 2017
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to reform apportionments to general aviation airports under the airport improvement program, to improve project delivery at certain airports, and to designate certain airports as disaster relief airports, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|06/08/2017||Introduced in Senate|
06/08/2017 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|06/08/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|
Action By: Senate
06/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
|Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]*||06/08/2017|
|Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]||06/20/2017|
|Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]||06/20/2017|
|Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]||06/20/2017|
|Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]||06/20/2017|
|Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]||06/21/2017|
|Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]||06/28/2017|
|Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]||04/24/2018|
|Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]||06/18/2018|
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|Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation||06/08/2017||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (06/08/2017)
Forward Looking Investment in General Aviation, Hangars, and Tarmacs Act of 2017 or the FLIGHT Act of 2017
This bill revises general aviation apportionments by: (1) providing at least 4% of entitlement funding to airports designated as disaster relief airports, (2) increasing the period of availability of apportioned funds, (3) increasing the federal government's share of project costs for certain airports to 95%, and (4) allowing the use of non apportioned funds for general aviation airport grants.
DOT shall: (1) implement an expedited and coordinated environmental review process for general aviation airport construction or improvement projects; and (2) establish a public-private partnership program for building or improving hangars, businesses, or other facilities at general aviation airports and privately owned airports for public use that do not have scheduled air service.
The bill requires DOT to designate certain airports as disaster relief airports, including regional reliever airports, airports within a reasonable distance of a hospital or transplant or trauma center, or airports in a region prone to natural disasters.
The bill treats the construction of certain aircraft used exclusively for recreational purposes as an "aeronautical activity" for purposes of airport improvement grants.