Report Title:

Aerospace Development; Advisory Committee

 

Description:

Establishes an aerospace advisory committee to assist the legislature and state agencies in development of the aerospace industry in the State. (SD1)

 


THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

537

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO AEROSPACE.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 201, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part V to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"201- 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 sixteen members appointed by the governor, as provided in section 26-34, except as otherwise provided in this section.

(b) All members shall serve for a term of two 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. Of the sixteen members:

(1) Three members shall be representatives of the aerospace industry;

(2) Three members shall be representatives of the aerospace industry in this State;

(3) One member shall be a representative of investment banking;

(4) Four members shall be representatives of the economic development boards of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii, respectively;

(5) Four members shall be representatives of education, specifically the department of education, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the community college system, respectively; and

(6) One member, that is not appointed in paragraphs (1) through (5) of this subsection, who shall serve as chairperson, shall have experience, knowledge, and expertise in space-related activities and development in the global and state aerospace industry.

(c) The governor shall appoint:

(1) One representative of the aerospace industry and one representative of aerospace industry in this State from a list of nominees submitted by the president of the senate, and one representative of the aerospace industry and one representative of aerospace industry in this State from a list of nominees submitted by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(2) One representative of the aerospace industry, one representative of aerospace industry in this State, one representative of investment banking, and one representative who shall serve as chairperson, as provided in subsection (b)(6);

(3) Four representatives of the county economic development boards, with one representative each appointed from a list of nominees submitted by each county economic development board, respectively; and

(4) Four representatives of the education sector, with one representative each appointed from a list of nominees submitted by each of the following: department of education, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the community college system, respectively.

(d) The purpose of the aerospace advisory committee shall be to advise and assist the legislature and the 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.

(e) 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 a committee member.

(f) 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.

(g) 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."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.