H.B. No. 2180
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to financial assistance for aviation facilities
    1-3  development.
    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.