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house Bill H.R. 1512

Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2009

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  • EnactedMarch 30th, 2009
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 18th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house Passed March 18th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMarch 16th, 2009

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Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, and for other purposes.


Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend through FY2009: (1) excise taxes on aviation fuels and air transportation of persons and property; and (2) the expenditure authority for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. Extends funding through FY2009 for airport improvement program (AIP) projects, including project grant authority. Extends through FY2009 various airport development projects, including: (1) the pilot program for passenger facility fees at nonhub airports; (2) small airport grants for airports located in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau; (3) state and local airport land use compatibility projects; (4) the authority of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to apply for an airport development grant and impose a passenger facility fee; (5) the temporary increase to 95% in the government share of certain AIP project costs; and (6) Midway Island airport development. Extends through FY2009 Department of Transportation (DOT) insurance coverage for domestic and foreign-flag air carriers. Extends through December 31, 2009, air carrier liability limits for injuries to passengers resulting from acts of terrorism. Extends through FY2009 certain competitive access assurance requirements for large or medium hub airport sponsors applying for AIP grants. Extends through FY2009 the authorization of appropriations for: (1) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operations; (2) air navigation facilities and equipment; and (3) research, engineering, and development.

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