PART I. AUTHORITIES AUTHORIZED; ORGANIZATION OF AUTHORITIES;
OPERATION OF AIRPORTS; DEFINITIONS.
§8-29-1. Regional airport authorities authorized; definitions.
Any two or more municipalities, any two or more contiguous
counties, or any county or two or more contiguous counties and one
or more municipalities located therein or partly therein, of this
state, are hereby authorized to create and establish one or more
authorities for the purpose of acquiring, establishing,
constructing, equipping, improving, financing, maintaining and
operating a regional airport or airports, as the case may be, for
the use of aircraft: Provided,
That no such municipality or county
shall participate in such authority unless and until the governing
body or county court so provides. As used in this article, the
terms "airport" and "aircraft" shall have the meanings ascribed to
them in section one, article two-a, chapter twenty-nine of this
code, the term "contiguous counties" means two or more counties
which constitute a compact territorial unit within an unbroken
boundary wherein one county touches at least one other county, but
does not require that each county touch all of the other counties
so combining, and the term "authority" means a regional airport
authority created pursuant to the provisions of this article.