201-72.5 Aerospace advisory committee. (a) There is established an aerospace advisory committee within the office of aerospace development of the department of business, economic development, and tourism for administrative purposes. The committee shall be composed of thirteen members appointed by the governor, as provided in section 26-34, except as otherwise provided in this section. Of the thirteen members:

(1) Three members shall be representatives of the aerospace industry. One member shall be appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the president of the senate, and one member shall be appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(2) Three members shall be representatives of the aerospace industry in this State. One member shall be appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the president of the senate, and one member shall be appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(3) Four members shall represent the economic development boards of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii, respectively, to be appointed, respectively, from a list of nominees submitted by each of these economic development boards; and

(4) Three members shall represent the University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii at Hilo, and University of Hawaii community college system, respectively, to be appointed, one each, from a list of nominees submitted by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii at Hilo, and University of Hawaii community college system, respectively.

The committee shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(b) All members shall serve for a term of four years. Any vacancies occurring in the membership of the committee shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointments.

(c) The purpose of the aerospace advisory committee shall be to advise and assist the legislature and state agencies in monitoring, assessing, and promoting aerospace development statewide by:

(1) Tracking state, national, and global trends and priorities in aerospace development;

(2) Assisting in identifying and promoting opportunities to expand and diversify aerospace development and aerospace-related industries in this State;

(3) Supporting the office of aerospace development's effort in networking with national and international aerospace agencies, institutions, and organizations to develop public-private partnerships to support the growth of aerospace development and aerospace-related industries in this State;

(4) Recommending innovative scientific, educational, and economic strategies and government and education policies to promote the growth and diversification of the aerospace industry in this State; and

(5) Appointing temporary working groups, as deemed appropriate in the committee's discretion, to assist the office of aerospace development in research and analysis activities required to complete any report to be submitted to the legislature and the governor by the office of aerospace development.

(d) Members of the aerospace advisory committee shall receive no compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the committee.

(e) The committee shall convene for quarterly meetings in the city and county of Honolulu; provided that any member who is not a state resident may attend a meeting by teleconference.

(f) Administrative support to the committee, including the development and dissemination of reports and advisory opinions, shall be provided by the department of business, economic development, and tourism. [L 2009, c 52, 1; am L 2013, c 108, 1 and c 158, 1; am L 2016, c 84, 1]

 

 

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