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CS/HB 135 — Spaceport Territory

by Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee and Rep. Goodson (CS/CS/SB 848 by Community Affairs Committee; Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee; and Senator Gardiner)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee (MS)

The bill revises spaceport territory for the purposes of the Space Florida Act to include properties in Brevard County as spaceport territory. The bill designates certain real property within the boundaries of the Space Coast Regional Airport, the Space Coast Industrial Park and the Spaceport Commerce Park, as spaceport territory.

The Space Coast Regional Airport is located about five miles south of Titusville and features a 7,319-foot runway. The Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority governs the airport and serves as a corporate and commercial charter aviation facility. The Airport Authority is currently seeking a Space Launch Site Operator license from the Federal Aviation Administration. Two industrial properties, the Space Coast Industrial Park and the Spaceport Commerce Park, are located adjacent to the airport.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 117-1