Substitute Senate Bill No. 306
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 306

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-78


AN ACT CONCERNING AIR NAVIGATION FACILITIES.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1 of public act 97-258 is repealed and
the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The Commissioner  of  Transportation, upon
receipt of a  written  complaint, in such form and
containing such information  as  the  commissioner
may require, from  any  person alleging that there
have  been  repeated   landings   or  takeoffs  by
aircraft from any real property not licensed as an
airport,  heliport,  restricted  landing  area  or
other air navigation facility under the provisions
of section 13b-46,  may  require the owner of such
property  to keep  records  of  all  landings  and
takeoffs made by aircraft from such property for a
period of one  year.  UPON RECEIPT OF SUCH RECORDS
THE COMMISSIONER SHALL,  WITHIN  TEN DAYS, FORWARD
THEM  TO  THE   CHIEF   ELECTED  OFFICIAL  OF  THE
MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH  SUCH  AREA  OR  FACILITY IS
LOCATED. The provisions  of  this subsection shall
not  apply to  any  landing  or  takeoff  made  by
military aircraft or  an emergency medical service
organization,  any  landing   made  for  emergency
purposes or to  any  landing or takeoff made at an
annual special event or for agricultural purposes.
    (b) The Commissioner  of  Transportation shall
adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to
implement the provisions of subsection (a) of this
section. The regulations shall include, but not be
limited to, the  type  of information the property
owner may be  required  to  record, the procedures
for   transmitting   such   information   to   the
commissioner and standards  for  determining  what
constitutes   an   annual    special   event   and
agricultural purposes.
    (c) Any person  who  violates any provision of
this section or any regulation adopted pursuant to
this section shall  be  fined  not  more than five
hundred dollars.
    (d) IN ADDITION  TO  THE FINE IMPOSED PURSUANT
TO SUBSECTION (c)  OF THIS SECTION, A MUNICIPALITY
MAY, BY ORDINANCE,  ESTABLISH  A  FINE OF NOT MORE
THAN TWO HUNDRED  FIFTY  DOLLARS FOR VIOLATING ANY
PROVISION OF THIS SECTION.

Approved May 22, 1998