|HB 0356||Relating to Certain Airport Authorities|
|Sponsor:||CARTER||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||05/15/95 - H Calendar H Bills for Perfection|
HB0356 Carter, Paula J Farmer, Nancy et al
C O M M I T T E E
HB 356 -- MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS AIRPORT AUTHORITY
CO-SPONSORS: Carter, Farmer
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Municipal Corporations by a vote of 16 to 0.
Since June 30, 1983, the General Assembly has been prohibited from appropriating state moneys to the Missouri-St. Louis Metropolitan Airport Authority. This bill repeals that prohibition.
FISCAL NOTE: Estimated Net Cost To General Revenue Fund of $0 in FY 96, $296,396 in FY 97, & $304,715 in FY 98.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that the Missouri-St. Louis Municipal Airport Authority was created in 1972. Thirteen members were appointed. Ten years ago funding ceased. This would be a regional body. There are plans to expand in a cost effective manner with TWA being the primary hub. Lambert Airport Authority owns and operates the facility. This group may ask for $100,000 for regional monitoring. The purpose is expansion. This will be an economic boost for the area. This bill would remove the prohibition on appropriations. The bill will provide necessary funding for operation of the Missouri-St. Louis Metropolitan Airport Authority.
Testifying for the bill were Representative Carter; Chairman of the Missouri-St. Louis Airport Authority; an employee of Lambert International Airport; and Mayor's Office, St. Louis.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Harolyn Light, Research Analyst