S. 2759, To release the City of St. Clair, Missouri, from all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, encumbrance, conveyance, and closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport

S. 2759

To release the City of St. Clair, Missouri, from all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, encumbrance, conveyance, and closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport

Sponsor
Sen. Claire McCaskill

Date
December 9, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the House will consider S. 2759, a bill to release the City of St. Clair, Missouri, from all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, encumbrance, conveyance, and closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport, under a suspension of the rules.  S. 2759 was introduced on July 31, 2014 by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and passed in the Senate by unanimous consent.  The bill was then referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Bill Summary

S. 2759 releases the City of St. Clair, Missouri from all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, encumbrance, conveyance, and closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport. The release will be executed once the City, or its designee, transfers certain specified amounts to the Missouri Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as all airport and aviation-related related equipment of the St. Clair Regional Airport determined to be salvageable for use. Moreover, the bill would require the city pay fair market value for the airport property to the Missouri DOT, repay the unamoritized value of Federal Grants to the Missouri DOT, and transfer any remaining revenue to the Missouri DOT.  Finally, S. 2759 would require the Federal Aviation Administration to remove the runway end indicator lighting system at the St. Clair Regional Airport.

Background

The City of St. Clair, Missouri currently owns and operates the St. Clair Regional Airport.  This legislation allows them to close the airport after providing necessary compensation to the Missouri DOT for land, infrastructure investments, and equipment.[1]

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[1] House Report 113-282, at 1.

Cost

CBO estimates that enacting S. 2749 would have no significant effect on the federal budget.[2]  Any net change in the timing of outlays would be negligible over the next few years, and this bill would not affect revenues.[3]

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[2] https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/s2759.pdf
[3] See Id.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.