130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 292  As Passed by the House
As Passed by the House

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
H. B. No. 292


Representative Perales 

Cosponsors: Representatives Grossman, Rosenberger, Fedor, Landis, Baker, Rogers, Sheehy, Blair, Stebelton, Foley, Butler, Barnes, Burkley, Driehaus, Hagan, C., Henne, Williams, Adams, R., Amstutz, Anielski, Antonio, Beck, Bishoff, Blessing, Boose, Boyce, Brown, Buchy, Carney, Celebrezze, Clyde, Conditt, Derickson, DeVitis, Dovilla, Duffey, Gerberry, Gonzales, Green, Hackett, Hayes, Huffman, Kunze, Letson, Lundy, McClain, McGregor, Milkovich, O'Brien, Patterson, Pelanda, Pillich, Ramos, Retherford, Roegner, Romanchuk, Ruhl, Scherer, Schuring, Slesnick, Strahorn, Terhar, Thompson, Winburn, Young Speaker Batchelder 



A BILL
To enact section 122.98 of the Revised Code to create the Aerospace and Technology Study Committee.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 122.98 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 122.98.  (A) There is hereby created the Aerospace and Technology Study Committee, consisting of the following members:
(1) Three members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate, not more than two of whom may be members of the same political party;
(2) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, not more than two of whom may be members of the same political party;
(3) Seven members representing the aerospace or technology industry, the military, or academia. One such member shall be appointed by the governor, and six such members shall be appointed by majority vote of the six members representing the senate and house of representatives. Of the six members appointed by the representatives of the senate and the house of representatives, one shall represent the central region, which is composed of the counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union; one shall represent the west region, which is composed of the counties of Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby; one shall represent the northeast region, which is composed of the counties of Ashland, Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne; one shall represent the northwest region, which is composed of the counties of Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot; one shall represent the southeast region, which shall represent the counties of Adams, Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington; and one shall represent the southwest region, which is composed of the counties of Butler, Brown, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren.
The legislative members of the committee shall be appointed within ten days after the convening of the first regular session of each general assembly, and the remaining members shall be appointed within ten days thereafter. The term of all members shall end on the thirty-first day of December of the following year. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment.
The committee shall elect from among its members a co-chairperson from the house of representatives and a co-chairperson from the senate, both of whom shall be from the majority political party in their respective chambers.
(B) The duties of the committee shall include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Studying and developing comprehensive strategies to promote the aerospace and technology industry throughout the state, including through the commercialization of aerospace and technology products and ideas;
(2) Encouraging communication and resource-sharing among individuals and organizations involved in the aerospace and technology industry, including business, the military, and academia;
(3) Promoting research and development in the aerospace and technology industry, including research and development of unmanned aerial vehicles;
(4) Providing assistance related to military base realignment and closure.
(C) The committee shall compile an annual report of its activities, findings, and recommendations and shall furnish a copy of the report to the governor, president of the senate, and speaker of the house of representatives not later than July 1, 2014, and the first day of July each year thereafter.
Section 2. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint initial Senator and Representative members of the Committee on or before thirty days after the effective date of this act, and the Senator and Representative members of the Committee shall meet and appoint the remaining members of the Committee on or before thirty days thereafter. The term of all members so appointed shall end on the last day of the 130th General Assembly.
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