Alabama Base Realignment and Base Closure Commission
SJR 5, 2003 established the Alabama Base Realignment and Base Closure Commission which terminates when BRAC 2005 is completed or December 31, 2005, whichever is earlier. The Commission goals and objectives include:
HB356, 1998 established a Joint Committee on Military Bases which terminated (along with the act) when the Twenty-Second Alaska Legislature convened.
HR 4, 2003 established a House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs which "may meet during and between sessions of the Twenty-Third Alaska State Legislature and is terminated on the convening of the First Session of the Twenty-Fourth Alaska State Legislature."
Alaska Stat. Section 24.20.650et seq. (HB 77, 1999), created the Joint Armed Services Committee. Legislative Council shall provide administrative support to the Committee. Duties of the Commission include:
Arizona Military Affairs Commission
ARS 41-1512 establishes the fifteen member military affairs commission. The first commission's membership runs until December 31, 2005 and is replaced by a new commission. The commission is to meet, make recommendations and report to the Governor, President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House. The commission is to also develop criteria, review applications and make recommendations for awards to be allocated from the military installation fund.
California Govt. Code Section 15346 (SB 1099, 1999) established the California Defense Retention and Conversion Council which sunsets on January 1, 2007. The bill also established the Defense Retention Grant Program, which is to "grant funds to communities with military bases to assist them in developing a retention strategy." In 2001, the University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Urban and Regional Development wrote "Forecasting and Mitigating Future Urban Encroachment Adjacent to California Military Installations: A Spatial Approach" to respond to the requirement of a report to the Governor and the Legislature.
Office of Military and Aerospace Support
SB 926, 2004, also known as the "Military and Aerospace Support Act" makes numerous statutory changes including:
California Govt. Code section 13998.5a ( AB 2565, 2004) requires the Office of Military and Aerospace Support to update and submit a strategic plan by November 30, 2004 to prepare for BRAC 2005. This plan shall identify other state's military installations or missions that may be transferred to California. This bill contained an emergency clause.
In 1998, Florida Defense Alliance (FDA) was an initiative of Enterprise Florida. Florida's Fla. Stat. Section 288.980 (SB 1566, 1999) establishes that this organization shall serve as overall advisory body defense-related activities of Enterprise Florida. Representatives that make up this organization include the military, state agency military liaison, congressional, business organizations and the private sector. The Florida Defense Alliance developed a draft strategic plan (revised April 2004) to set forth an action plan to support the military mission. The 2003 "Florida Defense Industry Economic Analysis" report commissioned found that "(f)iscal year 2002 defense-related spending is directly or indirectly responsible for $44 billion, or 9.8 percent, of Florida's gross state product" FDA is the entity that solicits proposals for the Florida Defense Infrastructure Grant Program and the Florida Community Defense Grant Program.
Ind. Code Section 2-5-20 establishes the Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs. Commission duties include:
Legislative staff is to assist the commission in their duties.
Md. Acts 2003, Ch. 335 (SB 888, 2003) established the 19 voting member Maryland Military Installation Strategic Planning Council. The Council is tasked to "identify the existing and potential impacts of encroachment on military installations" along with potential State and community actions that can minimize such impacts. In December 2003, the Council submitted an interim report of their findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly. This act remains in effect until December 31, 2005.
Office of Military Base Planning and Support
N.M. Stat. Ann. Section 9-15-48 through 9-15-51(SB 333, 2004; SB 287 and HB 323, 2003) creates the "office of military base planning and support" and the 15 member "military base planning commission." The act repeals July 1, 2006.
SB 1152 establishes a Study Commission on residential and urban development Encroachment and Training Areas. Commission duties include:
Legislative staff shall assist the Commission in its duties.
N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 127C -1 - Section 127C-4 (SB 1005, 2001 and SB 1159, 2004) establishes the Advisory Commission on Military Affairs to be located in the Office of the Governor to "advise the Governor and the Secretary of Commerce on protecting the existing military infrastructure in this State and to promote new military missions and economic opportunities for the State and its citizens." The Commission shall also develop a strategic plan to support long-term military mission viability.
Ohio Aerospace and Defense Advisory Council
Ohio Rev. Code Ann. Section 122.98 (HB 230, 2001) creates the 11 voting member Ohio Aerospace and Defense Advisory Council that expires on December 31, 2004. Duties include:
Okla. Rev. Stat Section 74-5301-5302 (HB 1200, 2001) creates the Oklahoma Base Closure Prevention Task Force. The Task Force shall review state policies that affect Oklahoma's military facilities and make recommendations for changes that would:
OK - Task Force Recommendations Codified in State Statute
The Task Force 2002 report made many recommendations for state and federal actions.
House Defense Economy Planning Commission
H 6270, 2003 established the House Defense Economy Planning Commission which is to discuss "issues pertaining to the state's defense economy and propose initiatives to sustain and enhance the defense economy in Rhode Island." Commission's findings and recommendations were due to the House of Representatives December 31, 2003. Commission expires on May 19, 2006.
TX - Military Preparedness Act SB 652, 2003 established the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (previously called the Strategic Military Planning Commission) and sunsets on September 1, 2007. This office is within the Governor's Office and reports to the Governor or his designee.
Commission duties include:
Joint Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs
Wash. Rev. Code ß 73.04.150 (SHB 1325, 2001) creates the Joint Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs which expires on December 31, 2005. The Committee's duties include studying "veteran's issues, active military forces issues, and national guard and reserve component issues and make recommendations to the Legislature."
Governor's Military Facilities Task Force
Governor established the Military Facilities Task Force in May 2003 via Executive Order to "develop strategies for ensuring long term retention of all premier military facilities in Arizona so that they may continue to perform their vital national defense missions." The Task Force Report Recommendations were completed in December 2003.
Governor's Military Affairs Commission
In March 2004 the Governor established through an executive order a permanent Military Affairs Commission "charged with monitoring developments regarding Arizona's military installations and to make recommendations on executive, legislative and federal actions necessary to sustain and grow those installations." This Commission has five subcommittees: legislative; public outreach; airspace and military training routes; Arizona National Guard and Reserves Issues and the Rules procedures committee (which it to work with Department of Commerce to develop rules and procedures to evaluate how the military installation fund shall be spent).
Governor's Advisory Council on BRAC
In 2003, Governor Bush created an Advisory Council on BRAC. Their role is to develop and lead a strategic plan to best ensure that Florida's bases are not closed or downsized. Committee is comprised of 8 members and is divided into four committees: Intra State Activities, Federal Activities, Public Communications, and Competitive Advantages. State has spent approximately a half a million dollars for professional contract support for this Council. To assist the Council, a Report titled, Ensuring and Enhancing Florida's Role in the Defense of the United States of America" dated January 2004 was developed.
Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee
In 1994, the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee was established to help bases in Georgia deal with Base Realignment and Closure. One of the services they provide is "working to reduce encroachment." Community Action Groups were formed to interface between the Committee and the 13 military bases/installations. According to Georgia's Military Affairs Coordinating Committee, military operations have a $25 billion economic impact on the Georgia economy.
The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Department
The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Department establishes and maintains "strong bonds between Hawaii's military, business, and civilian communities."
Indiana Military Base Task Force
The Governor established the Indiana Military Base Task Force by Executive Order 04-4. This committee is under the leadership of the Lieutenant Governor. Task Force duties include:
Governor's Military Affairs Coordinating Council
Governor Sebelius through Executive Order 03-06 continued the existence of the Governor's Military Affairs Coordinating Council until May 1, 2005. This Council is to coordinate the state's efforts relating to Base Realignment and Closure. An appropriation of $250,000 has been allocated in FY 2005 along with existing $250,000 from the Kansas Department of Commerce to be used for "consulting services and lobbying efforts."
KY - Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs
Kentucky's Ky. Rev.Stat. ß 154.12-203 establishes the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs. The last statutory change was in 2000 (HB 317). The committee is to address matters of military significance including maintaining "a cooperative and constructive relationship between state agencies and the military entities." This Committee has adopted a strategic plan and performed an economic analysis of the military in Kentucky.
Governor's Military Advisory Board
Since 1996, Governor Foster has issued three Executive Orders (96-12, 00-30 and 00-40) related to a military advisory committee. The most recent established the "Governor's Military Advisory Board" and is established within the Governor's Office. Board duties include:
The Louisiana Department of the Military provides support staff for the Board.
Massachusetts Defense Technology Initiative
The Massachusetts Defense Technology Initiative (Mass DTI) "represents a coordinated public-private partnership to influence the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 process. To date they have received over $300,000 in financial support in addition to the state matching grant money (see above).
On April 29, 2004, Governor Granholm announced the establishment of the "Governor's Task Force to Protect Michigan's Military Facilities." The Task Force is to work with local communities and "marshalling efforts to keep all of the military facilities in Michigan open." The Task Force will be assisted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Department of Labor and Economic Growth and the Governor's Office.
Mississippi Military Communities Council
In January 2004, the Governor re-established the Mississippi Military Communities Council to advise state leaders on BRAC activities and "regarding opportunities to enhance, expand, add or otherwise improve missions, programs, facilities, operations on or affecting the military installations in the State." The state's federal/DoD/Congressional Liaison provides management oversight and consulting services to the Council.
NJ - Governor's Commission to Support and Enhance New Jersey's Military and Coast Guard Installations
In 2004, the Governor's Commission to Support and Enhance New Jersey's Military and Coast Guard Installations was created through Executive Order No. 106. Commission duties to support New Jersey's Military and Coast Guard installations include:
Commission expires on December 31, 2005.
The Commissioners have agreed to establish advisory subcommittees and create a legislative package to support New Mexico military bases. Additionally, one of the subcommittees is reviewing the "New Mexico Training Range Initiative" which would involve "expanding the boundaries of several Military Operating Areas in southeastern New Mexico, to allow more supersonic flights at medium altitudes." This Initiative is a collaboration between the Office for Military Base Planning, the Federal Aviation Administration, Holloman AFB, Kirtland AFB, the New Mexico National Guard 150th Fighter Wing and White Sands Missile Range.
NC - North Carolina General Assembly Joint Select Committee on Military Affairs
In 2003, the Senate President and Speakers of the House administratively established the Joint Select Committee on Military Affairs. Committee duties include:
Local Government Military Base Advisory Committee
The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and the North Carolina League of Municipalities formed the Local Government Military Base Advisory Committee to assist the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs. A report was submitted in 2003 to provide the Commission local government input.
Governor formed the "All-Ohio Task Force to Save Defense Jobs" which is to provide state assistance to keep Ohio's military bases. To date $2.5 million has been appropriated to local communities to assist their efforts.
The Oklahoma State Chamber formed a Military Affairs Task Force with the objective to "(p)rotect and secure the future of Oklahoma's military facilities and installations."
RI - Base Realignment and Closure Commission
The Governor through Executive Order 03-11, established the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The Governor states that this Commission is directed is to "conduct a vulnerability assessment of military assets in Rhode Island, examine the BRAC criteria process" and provide the Governor with recommendations for "implementing a plan to protect our military assets and defense capacity going forward."
South Carolina Military Base Task Force/Governor's Military Base Advisory Committee
In March 2003, Governor Sanford created by Executive order the South Carolina Military Base Task Force and the Governor's Military Base Advisory Committee. The Task Force "shall coordinate efforts among the public and private sectors" to support the South Carolina military mission. The Advisory Committee shall advise the Governor on base close issues.
In June 2003, the Governor established "Virginia's Commission on Military Affairs" by executive order 49. In May 2004, the Governor through executive order 72 reauthorized this Commission to be extended until May 24, 2005. The Commission is to protect Virginia's military installations from the base realignment and closure process. Staffing shall be provided through state agencies along with necessary funding estimated at $100,000.