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February 16, 2011, 7:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 80 proposed by Senator Coburn.
February 16, 2011, 7:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 80 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
February 17, 2011, 2:15 pm ET - On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 80 to S. 223 (FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act)

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 80. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 223, to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 141, between lines 9 and 10, insert the following:
SEC. 420. LIMITATION ON ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE TO LOCATIONS THAT ARE 100 OR MORE MILES AWAY FROM THE NEAREST MEDIUM OR LARGE HUB AIRPORT.
(a) In General.--Section 41731(a)(1) is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (A), by redesignating clauses (i) through (iii) as subclauses (I) through (III), respectively;
(2) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), respectively;
(3) in clause (i)(I), as redesignated, by inserting "(A)" before "(i)(I)";
(4) in subparagraph (A)(ii), as redesignated, by striking the period at the end and inserting "; and"; and
(5) by adding at the end the following:
"(B) is located not less than 100 miles from the nearest medium or large hub airport.".
(b) Exceptions for Locations in Alaska.--Section 41731 is amended by adding at the end the following:
"(c) Exception for Locations in Alaska.--Subsection (a)(1)(B) shall not apply with respect to locations in the State of Alaska.".


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Feb 14, 2011.)