By Horn H.B. No. 2180 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to financial assistance for aviation facilities 1-3 development. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subdivision 10(d), Section 6, Chapter 344, Acts 1-6 of the 49th Legislature, 1945 (Article 46c-6, Vernon's Texas Civil 1-7 Statutes), is amended to read as follows: 1-8 (d)(1) Prior to approving any financial assistance under 1-9 this Act the commission or its authorized representative shall hold 1-10 a public hearing at which all interested parties shall have an 1-11 opportunity to be heard. No loan shall be made without a majority 1-12 vote of the entire commission in favor thereof. No grant contract 1-13 shall be made without a two-thirds vote of the entire commission in 1-14 favor thereof. 1-15 (2)(A) In the case of an emergency, the executive 1-16 director of the department or his or her designee may, without 1-17 holding a public hearing, award a loan or grant in accordance with 1-18 rules adopted by the commission. 1-19 (B) For purposes of this paragraph, an emergency 1-20 is any situation or condition at a general aviation airport which 1-21 requires immediate attention due to an existing unsafe condition. 1-22 (C) The unsafe condition should be of sufficient 1-23 concern to require the filing of a Notice to Airman with the 2-1 Federal Aviation Administration under FAA Order 7930.2E until the 2-2 safety concern has been resolved. 2-3 (D) Prior to the award of a contract under the 2-4 authority of this paragraph, the executive director or his or her 2-5 designee must certify in writing the fact and nature of the 2-6 emergency giving rise to the award. 2-7 (E) Not later than the fifth working day 2-8 following the date on which the contract is awarded, the executive 2-9 director shall furnish to each member of the commission written 2-10 notification of the details of the emergency conditions and the 2-11 award. 2-12 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 2-13 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-14 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-15 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-16 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-17 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 2-18 passage, and it is so enacted.