2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Air Carrier Airport Audit Controls (language only)

Item 438 #1c

Item 438 #1c

Department of Aviation


Page 430, after line 37, insert:

“F.1. By November 1 of each year, the Virginia Aviation Board shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the use of Commercial Airport Fund revenues allocated the previous fiscal year. The report shall include at a minimum the following: (i) the use of entitlement funds allocated by each air carrier airport, including the amount of funds that are unobligated; (ii) the award and use of discretionary funds allocated for air carrier and reliever airports by every such airport; and (iii) the award and use of discretionary funds allocated for general aviation airports by every such airport. Such report shall also include the status of ongoing projects funded in whole or in part by the Commonwealth Airport Fund pursuant to subdivision A 3 of § 58.1-638.  Its first report shall also include the results of an audit of the use of all funds allocated pursuant to § 58.1-638 A. 3., Code of Virginia over the past three years to ensure that all funds have been used in accordance with the policies of the Virginia Aviation Board and the restrictions contained in paragraph G. of this item.  The findings of such audit shall be presented to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations, Senate Finance and House and Senate Transportation Committees no later than November 1, 2017.

2. The Board shall have the right to withhold entitlement funds allocated pursuant to subdivision A 3 a of § 58.1-638 in the event that the entitlement utilization plan is not approved by the Board or the airport uses the funds in a manner that is inconsistent with the approved plan.

G. It is the intent of the General Assembly that state moneys allocated pursuant to subdivision A 3 of § 58.1-638 shall not be used for (i) operating costs unless otherwise approved by the Virginia Aviation Board, or (ii) purposes related to supporting the operation of an airline, either directly or indirectly, through grants, credit enhancements, or other related  means.”


(This amendment enacts enhanced airport report requirements into existing DOAV reporting requirements.)