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SA 4611. Mr. SCHUMER (for himself and Mr. Martinez) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2881, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2008 through 2011, to improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 99, line 9, strike ``28'' and insert ``68''.
On page 99, line 17, strike ``beyond-perimeter''.
On page 99, line 19, insert ``and'' after the semicolon.
On page 98, strike lines 20 through 25 and insert the following:
(2) in paragraph (3)--
(A) in subparagraph (B), strike ``and'' at the end;
(B) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
(C) by adding at the end the following:
``(D) the remaining 48 exemptions shall be distributed in accordance with criteria developed by the Secretary in a manner that--
``(i) promotes air transportation by new entrant air carriers and limited incumbent air carriers;
``(ii) will produce the maximum competitive benefits, including low fares; or
``(iii) will increase the presence of new entrant and limited incumbent air carriers, particularly in hub markets dominated by large incumbent air carriers.''.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Apr 30, 2008.)