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          Date of Hearing:   February 25, 2016

                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES

                                    Gordon, Chair

                   37 (O'Donnell) - As Introduced  February 12, 2016

          SUBJECT:  California Aerospace Days

          SUMMARY:  Proclaims the days of February 29, 2016, and March 1,  
          2016, as California Aerospace Days.  Specifically, this  
          resolution makes the following legislative findings: 

          1)The California aerospace industry is a powerful, reliable  
            source of employment, innovation, and export income, directly  
            employing more than 203,000 people in California and  
            supporting more than 511,000 jobs in related fields resulting  
            in $2.9 billion in annual state income taxes.

          2)The California aerospace industry leads the United States in  
            aerospace and defense services, including the design and  
            manufacture of aircraft, spacecraft, and commercial  
            satellites, as well as a myriad of systems and instruments for  
            search, detection, navigation, guidance, and radio and  
            television broadcast and wireless communication systems.

          3)California is home to many superb sites of air and space  
            activity, including Vandenberg Air Force Base, two Federal  
            Aviation Administration-licensed launch sites, the Mojave Air  
            and Spaceport, more than 20 astronomical observatories,  
            multiple international airports, many important defense  
            aerospace bases, and hundreds of business and general aviation  
            airfields.  California is also home to three National  
            Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research and  


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            engineering centers.  

          4)California has led the nation in aeronautical firsts and  
            California's aerospace industry has produced many of the  
            significant and record-breaking aircraft that are now  
            represented in The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and  
            Space Museum.  

          5)California will continue to lead in aerospace education,  
            through its superb Science, Technology, Engineering and  
            Mathematics education programs and at its world-class research  
            universities, and thus will continue to lead the world with  
            the innovation that enabled advanced meteorological  
            forecasting, the Global Positioning System, NextGen tools for  
            air traffic management, green aviation, sophisticated wind  
            tunnels and test facilities, and advanced supercomputing and  

          FISCAL EFFECT:  None



          None on file

          None on file

          Analysis Prepared by:Nicole Willis / RLS. / (916) 319-2800


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