GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. The U.S. Senate
approves a final version of the FY-2010 spending bill that provides funding to Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the fiscal year that began October 1st, sending the
measure to President Obama. The final agreement includes more than $1 billion for airport baggage system upgrades
and provides funding and congressional direction on the Large aircraft Security Program, TSA staffing, checkpoint
screening technology, and air cargo security. Key provisions include:
o $2.76 billion for TSA screener personnel, with nearly $212 million provided for behavior detection officers.
o $1.028 billion for the purchase and installation of explosives detection equipment in airports.
o $1.28.7 billion for checkpoint technology.
o $123 million for air cargo security to help meet the August 2010 deadline for 100 percent screening of cargo on passenger aircraft.
Secondly, the U.S. House passes aviation safety legislation, H.R. 3371, the Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009, with the intention of enhancing airline safety by significantly increasing the flight hours required for commercial first officers and strengthening pilot training.
Thirdly, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announces that serious runway incursions were down 50 percent for the most recent 12-month period compared to the previous year. There were 12 serious incursions in FY2009, which ended September 30th, with only two involving commercial carriers, compared to 25 such events in fiscal year 2008, with nine involving commercial carriers.
Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (2010)
Bills Indexed by Subject
AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORTS
HB 1312 --- Sponsor: Talboy, Mike
Prohibits members of the General Assembly from jointly owning property with any registered lobbyist unless the member is the lobbyist's spouse or family member or is dating the lobbyist.
Larry G. Harmon
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