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The CAC actively tracks State & Federal policy issues affecting CA commercial airports. Policy & comment letters of the association can be found below.




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SB 747 Aviation Fuel Taxes in California Support Letter

In November 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration issued Docket 2013-0988, which directs all states and local jurisdictions to become compliant with long-standing regulations requiring aviation fuel tax proceeds to be used for aviation purposes (64 FR 7696). SB 747 will begin the process of returning this much needed funding to California’s aviation program and will also […]

SB 616 Flexibility for the California Aid to Airports Program

This measure was sponsored by the CAC to provide the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Division of Aeronautics increased flexibility when providing matching grants for California’s general aviation airports.

Opposition to Diversion of Jet Fuel Excise Tax to State General Fund

The CAC expresses objections to the Legislature’s proposed diversion of excise tax revenue from jet fuel sales to the state General Fund. The primary purpose of these funds is to provide matching grants for small and medium-sized airports to leverage funds from the Federal Aviation Administration.

AB 612 Charter-Party Carriers of Passengers: Permit Requirements: Drivers – Support Letter

The CAC supports AB 612 which would require charter-party carriers to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles pull-notice system, submit drivers to Department of Justice background checks, and enforce a mandatory drug and alcohol testing program.  Our airports strongly support these provisions as they will provide clarification and guidance on the regulatory requirements of […]

AB 2471 Change Orders for Public Contracts Oppose Letter

AB 2471 would require public entities, such as airports, to issue change orders no later than 30 days after modifications are required.  Due to the size and scope of airport operations, terminal and airfield construction can result in a surplus of change orders that can significantly increase project costs.

AB 24 Screening Requirements for Charter-Party Carriers Support Letter

The bill, as amended March 16th, would require charter-party carriers and TNCs to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles Employer Pull Notice Program, submit drivers to Department of Justice background checks, and enforce a mandatory drug and alcohol testing program. These provisions are instrumental as they would provide further clarification and guidance on the […]

AB 2293 Insurance Coverage for Transportation Network Companies Support Letter

California airports are embracing TNCs and the technological innovation they bring to the ground transportation space.  Other states and cities outside California have been much more restrictive.  San Francisco International Airport is the first airport in the nation to offer a TNC permit and Los Angeles International Airport has circulated a draft TNC permit seeking […]

AB 1787 Nursing Mother Facilities at Commercial Service Airports Comment Letter

AB 1787 requires commercial service airports to provide post security nursing facilities to accommodate new mothers traveling through the major hubs of California.

AB 1347 Public Works Contracts Dispute Resolution Process Oppose Letter

AB 1347 would require public entities, such as airports, to respond to claims including change orders no later than 30 days after notification from contractors and pay undisputed portions of the claim within 7 days. Due to the size and scope of airport operations, change orders for terminal and airfield construction projects can be numerous […]