§ 1-2-7. Leases, concessions, and licenses.
(a) The department of transportation may lease any portion of any airport or landing field owned or operated by the state or any of the buildings or structures erected on any airport or landing field and grant concessions upon portions of any airport or landing field owned or operated by the state for a period not exceeding five (5) years, with or without renewal options for a like period, in the manner prescribed by § 37-7-9. Where a substantial building, renovation, improvement, or addition to an existing building is to be constructed for any airport or aeronautical service, activity, purpose, or function or any allied service, activity, purpose, or function, the department may lease in the manner provided in § 37-7-9 any portion of any airport or landing field owned or operated by the state for a period not exceeding thirty (30) years.
(b) In all department leases, concessions, licenses, and in all landing fee schedules imposed by the department, provisions shall be included requiring a graduated scale of payments designed to encourage take-offs and landings between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and midnight (12:00 a.m.). Any landings occurring after midnight (12:00 a.m.) and before 6:30 a.m. because of conditions beyond the control of the airlines and/or aircraft operator are not subject to any additional landing fees.
(c) The department shall include a provision in all leases, licenses, and concessions requiring aircraft landing at Theodore Francis Green State Airport:
(1) To be equipped with noise and emission abatement devices as required by federal law or regulation in effect on July 1, 1985; and
(2) By January 1, 1989, to be equipped with noise and emission abatement devices as contained in federal aviation regulation, part 36, noise standards: aircraft type and airworthiness certification scheduled to take effect on January 1, 1989.
(P.L. 1929, ch. 1353, § 5; P.L. 1932, ch. 1889, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 110, § 7; P.L. 1940, ch. 851, § 8; impl. am. P.L. 1953, ch. 3105, § 21; G.L. 1956, § 1-2-7; P.L. 1966, ch. 241, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 32, § 4; P.L. 1985, ch. 333, § 1.)