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SB 131 - Expands State Control over the Atlanta Airport - Georgia Key Vote

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Title: Expands State Control over the Atlanta Airport

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands control over the Atlanta Airport from the city to the state.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “commercial airport” as any airport in this state with at least 300 commercial passenger boardings or enplanements in a calendar year (Part I, Sec. 1).

  • Establishes the Major Airport Legislative Oversight Committee to be comprised of qualified Representatives and Senators in related committees (Part I, Sec. 1). 

  • Requires the state auditor, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Department of Economic Development, and the Attorney General to make their resources available to the committee (Part I, Sec. 1). 

  • Authorizes the committee to oversee and manage any local government authority overseeing a commercial airport and discharge its duties to authorized personnel in a timely manner (Part I, Sec. 1).

  • Requires the committee to on or before January 1 of each year, submit a report to the General Assembly over its findings and recommendations based upon their review on the operations and services of the local government and authority (Part I, Sec. 1).

  • Requires the review of any local authority overseeing a commercial airport providing aviation and related services evaluate services related to the following, including (Part I, Sec. 1):

    • Public safety;

    • Prudent, legal, and accountable expenditure of public funds;

    • Equitable and transparent procurement practices for the provisions of services at the airport; and

    • Efficient operating procedures.

  • Authorizes an excise tax of $0.005 per gallon levied on all jet fuel that is exempt from previous acts imposed on the distributor (Part I, Sec. 1).

  • Defines “distributor” as every person other than United States or any of its agencies that does the following, including (Part I, Sec. 1):

    • Produces, refines, prepares, distills, manufactures, blends, or compounds jet fuel in this state;

    • Makes the first sale in this state of any jet fuel imported into this state after such jet fuel has been received in the state;

    • Purchases jet fuel for export from this state; or

    • Imports jet fuel into this state for production, refining, preparation, distilling, manufacturing, blending, compounding, consumption, or use within this state.

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Title: Expands State Control over the Atlanta Airport

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands control over the Atlanta Airport from the city to the state.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “commercial airport” as any airport in this state with at least 300 commercial passenger boardings or enplanements in a calendar year (Part I, Sec. 1).

  • Establishes the Major Airport Legislative Oversight Committee to be comprised of qualified Representatives and Senators in related committees (Part I, Sec. 1). 

  • Requires the state auditor, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Department of Economic Development, and the Attorney General to make their resources available to the committee (Part I, Sec. 1). 

  • Authorizes the committee to oversee and manage any local government authority overseeing a commercial airport and discharge its duties to authorized personnel in a timely manner (Part I, Sec. 1).

  • Requires the committee to on or before January 1 of each year, submit a report to the General Assembly over its findings and recommendations based upon their review on the operations and services of the local government and authority (Part I, Sec. 1).

  • Requires the review of any local authority overseeing a commercial airport providing aviation and related services evaluate services related to the following, including (Part I, Sec. 1):

    • Public safety;

    • Prudent, legal, and accountable expenditure of public funds;

    • Equitable and transparent procurement practices for the provisions of services at the airport; and

    • Efficient operating procedures.

  • Authorizes an excise tax of $0.005 per gallon levied on all jet fuel that is exempt from previous acts imposed on the distributor (Part I, Sec. 1).

  • Defines “distributor” as every person other than United States or any of its agencies that does the following, including (Part I, Sec. 1):

    • Produces, refines, prepares, distills, manufactures, blends, or compounds jet fuel in this state;

    • Makes the first sale in this state of any jet fuel imported into this state after such jet fuel has been received in the state;

    • Purchases jet fuel for export from this state; or

    • Imports jet fuel into this state for production, refining, preparation, distilling, manufacturing, blending, compounding, consumption, or use within this state.

Title: Expands State Control over the Atlanta Airport

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