Introduced Version





SENATE RESOLUTION No. 2




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



    A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the Indiana economic development corporation and the aeronautics section of the Indiana department of transportation to hold a statewide summit to discuss the status of aviation in Indiana.



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    January 4, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Economic Development and Technology.








Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


SENATE RESOLUTION



MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the Indiana economic development corporation and the aeronautics section of the Indiana department of transportation to hold a statewide summit to discuss the status of aviation in Indiana.

    Whereas, The development of the Gary/Chicago International Airport meant increased economic opportunity and tax revenues for northwestern Indiana;

    Whereas, Further development in the field of aviation could provide much needed economic revitalization, business expansion, and job creation for Indiana;

    Whereas, Some options that a summit should consider are the development of air passenger and air freight service improvements and a long range implementation plan;

    Whereas, The implementation plan should include options for legislative and executive action; and

    Whereas, The aviation industry provides Indiana communities with services and contributes to their economic and social development: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:



    SECTION 1. That this resolution urges the Indiana economic development corporation and the aeronautics section of the Indiana department of transportation to hold a statewide summit to discuss the status of aviation in Indiana.
    SECTION 2. That the statewide summit be used to develop recommendations for transportation economic development policy, alternative modes of transportation, and use of new transportation technologies;
    SECTION 3. That the results of the statewide summit be used to determine whether the aviation industry in Indiana needs to be reexamined to ensure that Indiana makes the best possible use of its resources to stimulate economic growth in Indiana.
    SECTION 4. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the secretary of the senate to the commissioner of the Indiana department of transportation and to Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman in her capacity as chairperson of the board of the Indiana economic development corporation.