1994 Uncodified Acts

1994 Virginia Uncodified Acts


An Act to amend and reenact § 3 of Chapter 628 of the Acts of Assembly of 1956, as amended, relating to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission.

[S 314]

Approved April 11, 1994

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 3 of Chapter 628 of the Acts of Assembly of 1956, as amended, is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 3. The Commission, in addition to the powers and duties delegated to it by the participating counties and cities, shall have the following powers:

To acquire under the power of eminent domain in the manner prescribed for railroad corporations by Title 25 of the Code of Virginia, or by purchase, lease or otherwise, property, real or personal, or any interest therein, including easements in structures, objects, natural growth, or use of lands which obstructs the air space required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking off at an airport or are otherwise hazardous to such landing or taking off of aircraft, as are necessary for the establishment, use, operation, maintenance or enlargement of an airport; provided, however, such power of eminent domain shall not extend to the taking of any radio or television towers or installation in existence on the effective date of this Act. Leases or contracts entered into pursuant to this section may be for terms of five years or less, notwithstanding any local ordinance to the contrary.