"An Act relating to the membership on the board of directors of the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation. "
"CS for SB 207 is supported by the City of Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Borough."
- Sen. Stevens
This is straightforward legislation to assure that two members the of the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation (AADC) Board of Directors will reside in the borough where the launch activities of the corporation occur. The bill also assures no AADC board member will be removed during a current term to meet the new statutory requirements.
Since the late 1990s, AADC has conducted numerous rocket launches, infrastructure construction projects and other activities at its Kodiak Launch Complex facility. These activities have had an enormous impact on local residents' recreational activities at nearby Pasagshak Beach, local government operations and the Kodiak Island economy. Although not in statute, historically there have been two members of the board from Kodiak. With the Kodiak Launch Complex playing a key role in the testing of the nation's missile defense system it makes sense for the island community to be well represented on the AADC Board of Directors. Passage of CS for SB 207 (Finance) will assure that will happen without substantially affecting the current board structure.
CS for SB 207 is supported by the City of Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Borough.