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39 person or his belongings.363 States also may impose civil penalties to enforce violations at airports. Local laws apply in addition to any federal measures, and they allow enforcement by local agencies even if federal pen- alties apply as well. CONCLUSION The airport industry is constantly evolving and in- novating in response to the ever changing demands of safety and security, technology, public demand, cus- tomer service, government requirements, and tenant needs. State laws reflect a state’s efforts over time to address those challenges at the local level and balance competing interests. A broad examination of state air- port laws can help airport managers and state leaders craft policy to resolve local concerns and support the public’s current and future transportation interests. 363 See IND. CODE ANN. § 35-47-6-3 (through 2010 2d Reg. Sess.). See also State v. Hanson, 97 Haw. 71, 34 P.3d 1 (2001) (discussing bases for administrative searches of bags at air- ports); James L. Buchwalter, Annotation, Validity of Airport Security Measures, 125 A.L.R. 5th 281 (2007).

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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 15: Compilation of State Airport Authorizing Legislation presents information pertaining to each state’s airport-specific legislation, including laws establishing, developing, operating, expanding, and funding airports.

The compilation focuses on legislation expressly applicable to public airports rather than legislation applicable to local governments generally. It compares and contrasts zoning and land use; purchasing authority; commercial operations; ground transportation, funding, and taxing authority; law enforcement; and sovereign immunity.

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