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Arizona

Arizona

Governor's Military Facilities Task Force

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.

AZ - Governor's Military Affairs Commission

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).

Florida

Florida

FL - Governor's Advisory Council on BRAC

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

Georgia

GA - Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee

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.

Hawaii

Hawaii

HI - The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Department

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

Indiana

IN - Indiana Military Base Task Force

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:

  • Coordinating efforts by state government agencies and local governments to ensure the longevity of Indiana's military bases.
  • Addressing issues such as "infrastructure improvements, workforce development, coordination of research with relevant universities and private sector companies, development of dedicated special funding and services and any other efforts that can ensure that Indiana's military bases remain busy and efficient."
  • Working with the Southern Indiana Business Alliance, local officials, community leaders and the General Assembly.

Kansas

Kansas

KS - Governor's Military Affairs Coordinating Council

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."

Kentucky

Kentucky

KY - Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs

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.

Louisiana

Louisiana

LA - Governor's Military Advisory Board 

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:

  • Working to ensure the longevity of Louisiana's military facilities
  • Proposing or sponsoring "activities, legislation, initiatives, programs, and/or projects which increase, support, and/or enhance the military's presence in the state."
  • Submitting semi-annual reports on the Board's activities to the Governor on January 1 and July 1.

The Louisiana Department of the Military provides support staff for the Board.

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 00-40
EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 00-30
EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 96-12

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

MA - Massachusetts Defense Technology Initiative

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).

Michigan

Michigan

Governor's Task Force to Protect Michigan's Military Facilities

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

Mississippi

MS - Mississippi Military Communities Council

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.

New Jersey

New Jersey

NJ - Governor's Commission to Support and Enhance New Jersey's Military and Coast Guard Installations

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:

  • Communicating with New Jersey's Congressional Delegation
  • Acting as a liaison between communities and business
  • Advising the Governor
  • Reporting quarterly to the Governor.

Commission expires on December 31, 2005.

New Mexico

New Mexico

Military Base Planning Commission

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.

North Carolina

North Carolina

NC - North Carolina General Assembly Joint Select Committee on Military Affairs

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:

  • Creating and maintaining a conducive environment for military personnel and installations.
  • Studying ways to control residential and urban development encroachment on military bases and training areas including:
    • Zoning restrictions.
    • Deed restrictions affect on encroachment.
    • Purchase of development rights and buffers using all available funding including State Trust funds.
  • Submitting a report of its findings and recommendations to the 2004 and the 2005 General Assembly when it convenes. The Committee sunsets upon filing its first report or upon the convening of the 2005 General Assembly, whichever comes first.

NC - Local Government Military Base Advisory Committee

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.

Ohio

Ohio

All-Ohio Task Force

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.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Chamber Military Affairs Task Force

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."

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

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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

South Carolina

SC - South Carolina Military Base Task Force/Governor's Military Base Advisory Committee

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.

Virginia

Virginia

Virginia's Commission on Military Bases

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.