AN ACT TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN AIRPORTS NORTH CAROLINA LEGACY AIRPORTS. SL 2020-62. Enacted July 1, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020.
Bill Summaries: H694 (2019-2020 Session)
Summary date: Jul 2 2020 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 24 2020 - View summary
Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Modifies new GS 63-59 as follows. Broadens the eligibility requirements for a legacy airport to include airports: owned and operated by an airport authority (was, just those owned and operated by counties); that were established as a military facility before 1945 (was, just those established as an airport and in continuous operation since at least 1944); and that contain a runway built before 1945 (was, just those that contain a terminal building built and in continuous operation since at least 1944). Retains other requirements not modified. Removes the requirements that a legacy airport and its terminal building have been in continuous operation since at least 1944.
Summary date: Apr 10 2019 - View summary
Enacts new GS 63-59 requiring the Department of Transportation to name any airport in the state that meets the following qualifications as a legacy airport: (1) is owned and operated by a county, (2) was established as an airport and has been in continuous operation since at least 1944, (3) contains a terminal building that was built and has been in continuous operation since at least 1944, (4) has an actively used runway that is at least 6,500 feet long, and (5) has contributed significantly to the development of aviation in this state.