SB 0725 Requires Transportation Commission to issue permits in order to erect structures which might impede airplane safety
LR Number:2499S.01I Fiscal Note:2499-01
Committee:Local Government and Economic Development
Last Action:01/29/02 - Hearing Conducted S Local Government & Economic Journal page:
Development Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 725 - This act creates the "Missouri Airport Protection Act".

This act requires the Highways and Transportation Commission to establish an airspace review and permit process to regulate structures that may be erected within navigable airspace and to ensure that they do not interfere with air navigation. Local aviation zoning regulations which are more restrictive than the provisions of this act will take precedence. The commission must investigate all permit applications, taking into consideration the safety and welfare of persons and property in the air and on the ground. The commission may approve an application for a temporary structure if it is evident that the proposed temporary structure will not adversely affect safety or air navigation. Permits may be withheld upon Federal Aviation Administration investigation of any type.

The act also regulates location requirements of structures, when a permit is required, time required for making application for a permit, permit exceptions, identification requirements to be noted on permits, notification of denial of a permit, the appeal process upon permit denial, and rule-making authority. The commission is prohibited from using funds dedicated to highways for enforcement of this act.

This act is similar to SB 324 and HB 436 (2001).