STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1197


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2009


RE:   S.B. No. 537

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Economic Revitalization, Business, & Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 537, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to allow the Legislature and state agencies to better monitor, assess, and promote aerospace development in the State by establishing an Aerospace Advisory Committee that, among other things, will:


     (1)  Track trends and priorities in aerospace development;


(2)  Identify, promote, and recommend opportunities, strategies, and policies to expand and diversify aerospace development and aerospace-related industries in Hawaii;


(3)  Support networking with national and international aerospace agencies, institutions, and organizations to develop public-private partnerships; and


(4)  Appoint temporary working groups to assist the Office of Aerospace Development to complete reports to the Legislature and the Governor.


     The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems and two concerned individuals supported this measure.  The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism supported the intent of this bill.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by:


     (1)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2112, to encourage further discussion; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Revitalization, Business, & Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 537, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 537, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Revitalization, Business, & Military Affairs,