Reps. Tedder, Kelly, Hughes, Marino, Barrett, Bellino, Theis, Hoitenga, Griffin, Miller, Lower, Hauck, Maturen, Frederick, Farrington, Hornberger, Canfield, Crawford, Kahle, Kesto, Howrylak, Hammoud, Robinson, Bizon, VerHeulen, Pagel, Cox, Iden, Webber, Vaupel, Runestad, Allor, Yaroch, Dianda, Graves, Chatfield, Singh, Greig, Hoadley, Kosowski, Cochran, Yanez, Green, Santana, Lasinski, Camilleri, Ellison, Faris, Sowerby and Wittenberg offered the following resolution:

            House Resolution No. 34.

            A resolution to declare March 13-19, 2017, as Aviation Week in the state of Michigan.

            Whereas, We are in the 21st century, moving further into the air age and a global economy, and airport infrastructure is critical for our economy to compete in today's marketplace; and

            Whereas, Michigan's geography as a peninsula makes aviation necessary for the fast and efficient transport of people, goods, and services; and

            Whereas, Nearly 1 billion pounds of air cargo are carried into the state annually to support Michigan businesses; and

            Whereas, General aviation contributes $19 billion annually to our state economy; and

            Whereas, Our businesses, industries, and foreign firms need reliable runways, taxiways, and navigational systems for the conducting of their businesses; and

            Whereas, Michigan boasts 234 public-use airports, serving over 13,550 pilots and 6,500 general aviation aircraft; and

            Whereas, More than 1,000 Michigan companies, employing 1 million people, operate their own aircraft; and

            Whereas, Michigan is home to 53 charter flight companies, 119 repair stations, and 66 flight schools; now, therefore, be it

            Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare March 13-19, 2017, as Aviation Week in the state of Michigan.