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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SR 60
          Author:   Fuller (R), Allen (D), Anderson (R), Bates (R), Beall  
                    (D), Berryhill (R), Block (D), Cannella (R), De León  
                    (D), Gaines (R), Galgiani (D), Glazer (D), Hall (D),  
                    Hertzberg (D), Hill (D), Hueso (D), Huff (R), Jackson  
                    (D), Liu (D), Moorlach (R), Morrell (R), Nguyen (R),  
                    Nielsen (R), Pan (D), Roth (D), Runner (R), Stone (R),  
                    and Vidak (R)
          Introduced:2/12/16  
          Vote:     Majority  

           SUBJECT:   California Aerospace Days


          SOURCE:    Author


          DIGEST:          This resolution recognizes the contributions of the  
          aerospace industry to the history, economy, security, and  
          educational system of California, its communities, and its  
          citizens by proclaiming the days of February 29, 2016, and March  
          1, 2016, as California Aerospace Days.
          ANALYSIS:   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 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.


          4)California is also home to three National Aeronautics and  
            Space Administration (NASA) research and engineering centers,  
            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.


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


          6)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.


          This resolution recognizes the contributions of the aerospace  
          industry to the history, economy, security, and educational  








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          system of California, its communities, and its citizens by  
          proclaiming the days of February 29, 2016, and March 1, 2016, as  
          California Aerospace Days.


          Prior Legislation


          SR 19 (Fuller, 2015) proclaimed the week of March 23, 2015,  
          through March 27, 2015, as California Aerospace Week.  The  
          resolution was adopted by the Senate.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified2/22/16)


          None received


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified2/22/16)


          None received





          Prepared by:  Karen Chow / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          2/24/16 16:04:25


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