1-1  By:  Horn (Senate Sponsor - Rosson)                   H.B. No. 2180
    1-2        (In the Senate - Received from the House May 15, 1995;
    1-3  May 18, 1995, read first time and referred to Committee on State
    1-4  Affairs; May 24, 1995, reported favorably by the following vote:
    1-5  Yeas 8, Nays 0; May 24, 1995, sent to printer.)
    1-6                         A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-7                                AN ACT
    1-8  relating to financial assistance for aviation facilities
    1-9  development.
   1-11        SECTION 1.  Subdivision 10(d), Section 6, Chapter 344, Acts
   1-12  of the 49th Legislature, 1945 (Article 46c-6, Vernon's Texas Civil
   1-13  Statutes), is amended to read as follows:
   1-14        (d)(1)  Prior to approving any financial assistance under
   1-15  this Act the commission or its authorized representative shall hold
   1-16  a public hearing at which all interested parties shall have an
   1-17  opportunity to be heard.  No loan shall be made without a majority
   1-18  vote of the entire commission in favor thereof.  No grant contract
   1-19  shall be made without a two-thirds vote of the entire commission in
   1-20  favor thereof.
   1-21              (2)(A)  In the case of an emergency, the executive
   1-22  director of the department or his or her designee may, without
   1-23  holding a public hearing, award a loan or grant in accordance with
   1-24  rules adopted by the commission.
   1-25                    (B)  For purposes of this paragraph, an emergency
   1-26  is any situation or condition at a general aviation airport which
   1-27  requires immediate attention due to an existing unsafe condition.
   1-28                    (C)  The unsafe condition should be of sufficient
   1-29  concern to require the filing of a Notice to Airman with the
   1-30  Federal Aviation Administration under FAA Order 7930.2E until the
   1-31  safety concern has been resolved.
   1-32                    (D)  Prior to the award of a contract under the
   1-33  authority of this paragraph, the executive director or his or her
   1-34  designee must certify in writing the fact and nature of the
   1-35  emergency giving rise to the award.
   1-36                    (E)  Not later than the fifth working day
   1-37  following the date on which the contract is awarded, the executive
   1-38  director shall furnish to each member of the commission written
   1-39  notification of the details of the emergency conditions and the
   1-40  award.
   1-41        SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-42  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-43  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   1-44  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   1-45  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   1-46  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   1-47  passage, and it is so enacted.
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