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Full Text of SB0637  99th General Assembly


Sen. John G. Mulroe

Filed: 4/15/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 637 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Aeronautics Act is amended by
5changing Section 47 as follows:
6    (620 ILCS 5/47)  (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.47)
7    Sec. 47. Operation without certificate of approval
8unlawful; applications.) An application for a certificate of
9approval of an airport or restricted landing area, or the
10alteration or extension thereof, shall set forth, among other
11things, the location of all railways, mains, pipes, conduits,
12wires, cables, poles and other facilities and structures of
13public service corporations or municipal or quasi-municipal
14corporations, located within the area proposed to be acquired
15or restricted, and the names of persons owning the same, to the
16extent that such information can be reasonably ascertained by



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1the applicant.
2    It shall be unlawful for any municipality or other
3political subdivision, or officer or employee thereof, or for
4any person, to make any alteration or extension of an existing
5airport or restricted landing area, or to use or operate any
6airport or restricted landing area, for which a certificate of
7approval has not been issued by the Department; provided, that
8no certificate of approval shall be required for an airport or
9restricted landing area which was in existence and approved by
10the Illinois Aeronautics Commission, whether or not being
11operated, on or before July 1, 1945, or for the O'Hare
12Modernization Program as defined in Section 10 of the O'Hare
13Modernization Act; except that a certificate of approval shall
14be required under this Section for construction of a new runway
15at O'Hare International Airport with a geographical
16orientation that varies from a geographical east-west
17orientation by more than 10 degrees, or for construction of a
18new runway at that airport that would result in more than 8
19runways being available for aircraft operations at that
20airport. The decommission, alteration, destruction, or
21re-designation of diagonal runways 14R/32L, 14L/32R, 4L/22R,
22and 4R/22L at O'Hare International Airport is prohibited by any
23municipality or other political subdivision, or officer or
24employee thereof. All runways shall be maintained and used in a
25safe and equitable manner for the purpose of fairly
26distributing air traffic over city and suburban communities



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1surrounding O'Hare International Airport. The Department shall
2supervise, monitor, and enforce compliance with the O'Hare
3Modernization Act by all other departments, agencies, and units
4of State and local government.
5    Provisions of this Section do not apply to special purpose
6aircraft designated as such by the Department when operating to
7or from uncertificated areas other than their principal base of
8operations, provided mutually acceptable arrangements are made
9with the property owner, and provided the owner or operator of
10the aircraft assumes liabilities which may arise out of such
12(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)".