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          ASSEMBLY THIRD READING


          ACR  
          43 (O'Donnell)


          As Amended  March 17, 2015


          Majority vote


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          |Committee       |Votes |Ayes                |Noes                |
          |----------------+------+--------------------+--------------------|
          |Rules           |11-0  |Gordon, Chang,      |                    |
          |                |      |Burke, Campos,      |                    |
          |                |      |Cooley, Dodd,       |                    |
          |                |      |Jones, Mayes,       |                    |
          |                |      |Rodriguez, Waldron, |                    |
          |                |      |Wood                |                    |
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          SUMMARY:  Proclaims the week of March 23, through March 27, 2015,  
          as California Aerospace Week and recognizes the contributions of  
          the aerospace industry to the history, economy, security, and  
          educational system of California.  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 for an estimated $2.9 billion in  
            annual state income tax revenues.
          2)The California aerospace industry leads the United States in  
            aerospace and defense services, including the design and  








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            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 engineering centers.  These  
            centers are the Ames Research Center, the NASA Neil A. Armstrong  
            Flight Research Center, formerly known as the Dryden Flight  
            Research Center, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


          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 robotics.


          FISCAL EFFECT:  None










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          Analysis Prepared by:                                               
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