Bill Text: MI SB0795 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Aeronautics: unmanned aircraft systems; advanced air mobility (AAM) task force; establish. Amends 1945 PA 327 (MCL 259.1 - 259.208) by adding sec. 207.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2022-03-17 - Referred To Committee On Transportation [SB0795 Detail]

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SENATE BILL NO. 795

December 14, 2021, Introduced by Senators HERTEL and NESBITT and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

A bill to amend 1945 PA 327, entitled

"Aeronautics code of the state of Michigan,"

(MCL 259.1 to 259.208) by adding section 207.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 207. (1) The advanced air mobility study committee is created and consists of the following 25 members:

(a) The director of the department of labor and economic opportunity, or his or her designee.

(b) The director of the department of military and veterans affairs, or his or her designee.

(c) The director of the state transportation department, or his or her designee.

(d) The following 16 members appointed by the governor:

(i) One member representing the Michigan Municipal League.

(ii) Two members who are from different cities, each with a population greater than 250,000.

(iii) One member from a city with a population of less than 100,000.

(iv) One member representing the Michigan Association of Counties.

(v) One member representing a metropolitan planning organization.

(vi) One member representing a university in this state.

(vii) One member representing a community college in this state.

(viii) Three members representing the advanced air mobility industry.

(ix) One member representing an organization in this state that helps individuals with disabilities.

(x) Two members representing the business community.

(xi) One member representing an organization in this state that represents underserved transportation areas.

(xii) One member representing an airport located in a county with a population of more than 1,500,000.

(e) Three members appointed by the senate majority leader.

(f) Three members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(2) An individual with the authority to appoint a member of the committee under subsection (1)(d), (e), or (f) must appoint that member of the committee not later than 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section. A member of the committee appointed under subsection (1)(d), (e), or (f) serves at the pleasure of the individual who appointed that member of the committee.

(3) The senate majority leader shall designate 1 of the members of the committee described in subsection (1)(e) to serve as co-chairperson of the committee. The speaker of the house of representatives shall designate 1 of the members of the committee described in subsection (1)(f) to serve as co-chairperson of the committee. The co-chairperson designated by the senate majority leader shall call the first meeting of the committee. The committee shall meet at least quarterly, or more frequently at the call of a co-chairperson or at the request of 13 or more members.

(4) A majority of the members of the committee constitutes a quorum for transacting business. A vote of 13 or more of the members of the committee serving is required for any action of the committee.

(5) The committee shall conduct its business in compliance with the open meetings act, 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 to 15.275.

(6) A writing that is prepared, owned, used, possessed, or retained by the committee in performing an official function is subject to the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.

(7) A member of the committee is not entitled to compensation for service on the committee but the committee may reimburse a member for actual and necessary expenses incurred in serving.

(8) The committee shall do all of the following:

(a) Review current laws in this state that could impact the advanced air mobility industry and discuss necessary revisions.

(b) Identify potential laws in this state that will create jurisdictional consistency for advanced air mobility operations throughout this state.

(c) Foster public acceptance and awareness by creating an outreach campaign to educate the general public and lawmakers about advanced air mobility technology and its benefits.

(d) Collaborate with local governments to identify the best ways to integrate advanced air mobility into transportation plans.

(e) Not later than 2 years after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section, submit a report regarding the committee's activities described in this subsection that includes recommendations for administrative or legislative action to the governor, the secretary of state, the senate majority leader, and the speaker of the house of representatives.

(9) The committee is dissolved 2 years after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section.

(10) Except as authorized by law, a county, city, village, or township shall not enact or adopt an ordinance, policy, or rule that relates to the ownership or operation of an advanced air mobility aircraft or advanced air mobility and shall not otherwise engage in the regulation or ownership of an advanced air mobility aircraft or advanced air mobility. Any ordinance, policy, or rule that violates this subsection, whether enacted or adopted by the county, city, village, or township before or after the effective date of this section, is void.

(11) As used in this section:

(a) "Advanced air mobility" means a system that transports people and property by air between points in the United States using aircraft, including electric aircraft and electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace.

(b) "Committee" means the advanced air mobility study committee created in subsection (1).

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