2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Committee Approved)

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Air Service Development (language only)

Item 435 #1h

Item 435 #1h

Department of Aviation


Page 456, after line 5, insert:

"G.  The Department of Aviation is directed to evaluate the issue of the creation of an air service development (ASD) program administered by the Department for the Commonwealth's commercial service airports.  The study shall consider the following: the use of and success of state ASD programs in other states; the criteria to be used to evaluate applications by commercial airports for project funding if a program is established; the standards that the Department should use to measure the success of applicants' use of program funds; the process needed to audit use of ASD funds; and the amount of funds needed to make such a program successful.  The Department shall solicit input and participation from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership in the conduct of the study.  The Department shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and the House and Senate Transportation Committees its recommendations on creation of an ASD program and the elements of the program, by December 1, 2019."


(This amendment directs the Department of Aviation to review the feasibility of utilizing a portion of their funds for the development of a fund to provide grants for air service development for air carrier airports and provide a report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 2019.)