H.R. 2115 - Flight 100 - Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, June 10, 2003.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE OF 370-43, AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 219-195 on Wednesday, June 11, 2003.
MANAGERS:DIAZ-BALART/MCGOVERN
108th Congress
1st Session

H.R. 2115 - Flight 100 - Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, as modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, as an original bill for the purpose of amendment.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the report.

7. Provides that amendments printed in part B of the report may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2115) to amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize programs for the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


PART A
SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Thomas #2
Extends the general expenditure authority and purposes of the Trust Fund contained in section 9502(d) through September 30, 2007. In addition, it would conform the Trust Fund purposes under section 9502(d) with those contained in H.R. 2115.


PART B
SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

1. Mica #11
Manager's Amendment.
Allows the Department of Transportation to request information from the Department of Homeland Security in order to help prepare its monthly report on passenger complaints about screening. Directs FAA to publish its policy on the use of passenger facility charge revenue for ground access projects. Prohibits air tour flights from evening to dawn over certain portions of the Grand Canyon. Allows DOT to issue the 6 slots for service from Reagan National to a small airport to an airline that is not a new entrant. Allows 76 seat regional jets to qualify for the commuter aircraft slots at Reagan National. Requires small communities close to hubs to pay their local share from any source other than airport revenue. Allows DOT to increase the subsidy to a commuter serving a small community if that commuter is experiencing significantly increased costs. Allows an airline to begin service to a small community that used to have subsidized essential air service without being subject to many of the regulatory requirements of the essential air service program. Revises the provision requiring aircraft manufacturers to make maintenance manuals available to aircraft repair stations in order to accommodate concerns expressed by the manufacturers. Requires FAA to issue rules on Stage 4 noise standards by July 1, 2004. Revisions provisions on crew training to make clear that hands-on anti-hijacking training for flight attendants is voluntary and the airlines are not required to pay for it or to pay flight attendants for the time they spend if they choose to take it. Directs GAO to study how airlines were compensated after 9/11, especially whether they should be compensated for the devaluation of their aircraft. Directs FAA to study whether certain aircraft operations in Alaska can be performed under Part 91 of FAA rules. (20 minutes)

2. Norton #1
Repeals section 49108 of Title 49, which requires the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to appear before Congress before September 30, 2004 in order for the Secretary of Transportation to approve an application of MWAA for an airport development project grant or to impose a passenger facility fee. (10 minutes)

3. Peterson (PA)/McHugh/Shuster #13
Strikes the local share requirement for Essential Air Service communities less than 75 miles from a small hub or less than 170 miles from a medium or large hub.(10 minutes)

4. Pitts #4
Provides the Secretary of Transportation shall consult with the Governor, or his designee of the State in which the airport in question is located as to the most commonly used highway route between that airport and the nearest large or medium hub airport. In addition, after consultation with the Governor, the Secretary shall establish a regulation providing for a consistent standard for calculating the most commonly used route. (10 minutes)

5. Manzullo #5
Requires the Secretary of Transportation to submit to Congress, within 90 days of enactment of the bill, a report on waivers granted under the FAA ? Buy-American Preferences? provisions. The report shall, at minimum, include a list of all waivers granted pertaining to that section, the specific authority under such section for granting the waiver and the rationale for granting the waiver. (10 minutes)

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT(.pdf)

PART A

Thomas

PART B

1. Mica

2. Norton

3. Peterson (PA)/McHugh/Shuster

4. Pitts