A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE THE CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Provides that the right, title, and interest that the City of Charlotte (city) is to transfer to the Charlotte Regional Airport Authority (Authority) also includes leases, licenses, options to purchase, and other encumbrances on the airport property, whether or not those encumbrances are recorded. Provides that the Authority assumes all rights, duties, and obligations of the city in commercial or development agreements pertaining to the property, upon the transfer of the airport property.
Provides that the Authority may acquire property or aviation easements needed for any airport, landing field, or facility via gift, devise, or purchase (was, private purchase).
Clarifies that the power of eminent domain under Article 3 of GS Chapter 40A may be used by the Authority for a public use only foran airport purpose(was, provided that GS Chapter 40A did not apply to the Authority unless the power of eminent domain was required by federal or state law). In addition, requires that any eminent domain proceeding must be authorized by a majority of the local government appointees (was, must be authorized jointly by all of the 11 appointing authorities),of the Authority as provided in Sections 4(a)(1) through (8) of this act. Provides that for purposes of GS Chapter 40A, the Authority is a public condemnor under GS 40A-3(c).
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