Statement from Space Florida President Frank DiBello:
"On behalf of Space Florida, I would like to thank Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto on the unanimous passage of SB634 in the Florida Senate yesterday. This bill changes the language in our Statute to better define what "Launch Support Facilities" may be considered for future FDOT infrastructure funding, and also aligns State and Federal definitions to better facilitate the of assignment of federal funds in the future. As a result of this Bill, “Launch Support Facilities” are now defined as "facilities that are located at launch sites or launch ranges that are required to support launch activities, including launch vehicle assembly, launch vehicle operations and control, communications and flight safety functions - as well as payload operations, control, and processing." This change allows for FDOT infrastructure funds to be utilized on applicable space projects included in the Space Florida Spaceport Master Plan."