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6.S. Coques. COMMITTEE ON
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey, Chairman CARL HINSHAW, California
CLARENCE F. LEA, California LEONARD W. HALL, New York
ROBERT CROSSER, Ohio JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota
ALFRED L. BULWINKLE, North Carolina WILSON D. GILLETTE, Pennsylvania
VIRGIL CHAPMAN, Kentucky ROBERT HALE, Maine
LINDLEY BECKWORTH, Texas HARRIS ELLSWORTH, Oregon
J. PERCY PRIEST, Tennessee MARION T. BENNETT, Missouri
OREN HARRIS, Arkansas JAMES I. DOLLIVER, Iowa
GEOGE G. SADOWSKI, Michigan EDWARD J. ELSA ESSER, New York
RICHARD F. HARLESS, Arizona JOHN W: HESELTON, Massachusetts
DWIGHT L. ROGERS, Florida
EUGENE J. KEOGH, New York
ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk
Buckley, James C., director of airport development of the Port of
New York Authority, New York, N. Y.
Regan, Hon. Ken, a Representative in Congress from the State of
Burgess, George W., Deputy Administrator, Civil Aeronautics
Administration, to Hon. Robert F. Bradford, Governor, Com-
to Logan Airport, dated April 23, 1948, and May 14, 1948.- 126, 128
Administration to chairman, re information requested at hear-
Additional information Continued
Cox, Emory L., acting director, board of park commissioners,
Wichita, Kans., to Hon. Ed. H. Rees, re opposition to H. R.
Grashot, Louis E., commissioner, Finances and Institutions, Com-
mission Governments, Memphis, Tenn., to chairman, protest-
ing provisions of H. R. 6180_
under which Gulf Oil Co. supplies gasoline and oil to Washing-
Colo., to chairman, re opposition to H. R. 6180-
O'Connell, Joseph J., Jr., chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, to
chairman, re opposition to H. R. 6180.
ciation of America, to chairman, supplementing testimony--
Vandalia, Ohio, to chairman, expressing opposition to H. R.
man, re objection to H. R. 6180 -
Membership of American Association of Airport Executives
Representatives of airports opposed to H. R. 6180_-
AMENDING FEDERAL AIRPORT ACT
MONDAY, MAY 17, 1948
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D. C. The committee met at 10 a. m., pursuant to notice, in room 1334 of the House Office Building, Hon. James I. Dolliver, presiding.
Mr. DOLLIVER. The committee will please come to order.
This is a hearing on H. R. 6180, a bill to amend the Federal Airport Act. It concerns the purchasing by air lines at airports.
(H. R. 6180 and the report of the Department of Commerce are as follows:)
[H. R. 6180, 80th Cong., 2d sess.]
A BILL To amend the Federal Airport Act Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 11 of the Federal Airport Act is amended by the insertion, after paragraph -numbered (1) in that section, of a new paragraph to be numbered (2), reading as follows:
“(2) every air carrier operating a scheduled service from such airport shall have the right to obtain and take delivery of, at the airport, from any person it may select, personal property of any nature (including, but not limited to, gasoline, fuel, propellants, lubricating oil, grease, parts, materials, food, beverages, and other materials, equipment, and supplies) without payment by said air carrier or person of any fees, charges, rentals, or payments of any kind, or taxes on or for the sale, purchase, use, storage, withdrawal from storage, dispensing, distribution, delivery of, or any similar activity with respect to, such property, except such charges, fees, or rentals as represent fair and reasonable compensation for the cost of any service rendered in connection therewith, and except for the payment of any tax which is imposed by the airport owner or operator upon business organizations generally in the taxing jurisdiction: Provided, however, That neither the air carrier nor said person shall be required to use any storage, dispensing, or delivery system, equipment or facilities, operated by, or under contract with, the
airport owner or operator.” and by the appropriate renumbering of the remaining numbered paragraphs in that section.
THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE,
Washington 25, D. C. Hon. CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, Chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,
House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: This letter is in reply to your communication of April 9, 1948, requesting the comments of the Department concerning H. R. 6180, a bill to amend the Federal Airport Act.
This bill would amend the Federal Airport Act to provide that, as a condition precedent to his approval of a project under that act, the Civil Aeronautics Administrator shall receive assurance in writing from an airport sponsor that every air carrier operating a scheduled service from such projected airport shall have the right to obtain and take delivery of, at the airport, from any person it may select, personal property of any nature, without payment by the carrier of