The 80th (2019) Session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned sine die on June 4, 2019. Despite widespread recognition of the importance of Nevada's General Aviation Airports and support from many legislators throughout the Session no funding was appropriated for the Nevada Aviation Trust Fund for the 2019-2021 Biennium. We have already begun working with our aviation partners and other stakeholders in business and public safety to pursue dedicated funding for Nevada's airports during the interim.
Aviation related bills that were enacted during the 2019 Session include:
AB 242 which creates the Nevada Air Service Development Commission and the Nevada Air Service Development Fund.
AB 400 which prohibits the approval of abatements of the taxes imposed for local schools under certain circumstances.
AB 406 which revises provisions relating to the Carson City Airport Authority.
SB 421 which appropriates $1 million to establish and carry out a program relating to certain unmanned aircraft systems.
provides that the Commission may accept monetary gifts,
and donations from any source for deposit in the Fundrequires the Commission to establish a program for the award of grants of money from the Fund to air carriers who will serve, or enhance service to, small airports, nonhub airports or certain large hub airports in this State for the – 2 – - 80th Session (2019) purpose of recruiting, retaining, stabilizing and expanding regional air service in this State. Section 14 of this bill establishes criteria for awarding grants of money from the Fund to certain air carriers. Section 14 provides that a grant of money from the Fund must be used to pay the costs associated with an agreement entered into between the Commission and an air carrier for the air carrier to commence or continue air service to a certain airport in exchange for a guarantee of receiving certain revenue or subsidies from the Commission.
may accept monetary gifts,
and donations from any source for deposit in the Fund