2015 Session

Budget Bill - SB800 (Introduced)

Department of Aviation

Item 429

Item 429

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Financial Assistance for Airports (65400)$28,351,475$28,351,475
Financial Assistance for Airport Maintenance (65401)FY2015 $1,000,000FY2016 $1,000,000
Financial Assistance for Airport Development (65404)FY2015 $25,976,475FY2016 $25,976,475
Financial Assistance for Aviation Promotion (65405)FY2015 $1,375,000FY2016 $1,375,000
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2015 $28,351,475FY2016 $28,351,475

Authority: Title 5.1, Chapters 1, 3, and 5; Title 58.1, Chapter 6, Code of Virginia.

A. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Department of Aviation match federal funds for Airport Assistance to the maximum extent possible.  In furtherance of this maximization, the Commonwealth Transportation Board may request funding from the Commonwealth Airport Fund for surface transportation projects that provide airport access. The Aviation Board shall consider such requests and provide funding as it so approves.  However, the legislative intent expressed herein shall not be construed to prohibit the Virginia Aviation Board from allocating funds for promotional activities in the event that federal matching funds are unavailable.

B. The department is authorized to expend up to $400,000 of Aviation Special Funds in each year to support a partnership between industry, academia, and Virginia Small Aircraft Transportation System.  The project shall target research efforts to promote safety and greater access for rural airports.

C. The department is authorized to pay to the Civil Air Patrol from Aviation Special Funds $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year.  The provisions of § 2.2-1505, Code of Virginia, and § 4-5.05 of this act shall not apply to the Civil Air Patrol.

D. Out of the amounts included in this Item $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year shall be paid to the Washington Airports Task Force.