2011 Wyoming Statutes
10-3-201. Powers and duties generally.

WY Stat § 10-3-201 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) The commission shall cooperate with:

(i) The federal aviation administration;

(ii) Any existing federal aviation commission;

(iii) The cities and counties in Wyoming;

(iv) The chambers of commerce, commercial clubs and all aviation and business concerns interested in the development of aeronautics within the state.

(b) In lieu of the requirements of this subsection, any airport sponsor may directly apply for, receive or disburse federal airport funds, and may also direct all construction and maintenance of the airport. The aeronautics commission may designate the airports to be built and maintained with the assistance of state or federal funds and is the sole authority to determine the disbursement of funds for the state's airports. The aeronautics commission through the department shall be the authority in the state to apply for, or directly accept, receive, receipt for or disburse any funds granted by the United States government for airport construction or maintenance. A county, city, town or joint powers board may enter into an agreement with the division describing the terms and conditions of the agency in accordance with federal laws, rules and regulations and applicable laws of this state. The division may enforce the proper maintenance of these airports by the counties, cities and towns or joint powers boards as agreed in the contracts existing between the sponsors of the airports and the federal government. All construction and maintenance of these airports shall be under the direction of the department.

(c) The department may offer engineering or other technical advice to any municipality, county, joint powers board or other qualified party in connection with the construction, maintenance or operation of airports. The commission shall encourage:

(i) Development of private aviation schools;

(ii) Interest in private flying and privately-owned planes;

(iii) Study of aerospace engineering and allied subjects in the various schools of Wyoming and assist in forming classes in aviation;

(iv) Repealed By Laws 2003, Ch. 104, 2.

(v) Sponsorship and participation in aerospace education workshops.

(d) The commission shall establish policies as may be appropriate for the division to implement the decisions of the commission and the aeronautical purposes of this title and for the exercise of duties of the division. The commission shall provide assistance and advice to the director of the department regarding the division's budget. The commission shall nominate candidates for the position of administrator of the division and upon request shall advise the department in regards to appointments within the division.

(e) The commission shall assist communities in coordinating efforts, facilitating, recruiting and attracting and promoting the development, improvement and retention of commercial air service and accommodating military air service in the state. The assistance may include studying airline and aircraft profitability, route analysis, air fare monitoring and recommendations for legislative changes to enhance air services in the state.

(f) There is created a new position in the office of the governor that shall coordinate with the commission to market and advocate airline service in Wyoming pursuant to subsection (e) of this section. The person appointed by the governor may be an at-will employee or an at-will contract employee and may be removed by the governor as provided in W.S. 9-1-202.

(g) The commission may promulgate reasonable rules, regulations and procedures and establish standards as necessary to carry out the functions of the division.

(h) Repealed By Laws 2008, Ch. 44, 2.

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