A bill that would reauthorize the Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation cleared the state House today with a vote of 97-0.

The Center was established by the Legislature in 2012 with a $3 million biennial appropriation to support aerospace research and is slated to sunset on June 30.  Senate bill 6139 would extend that date to June 30, 2030.  About $1.2 million of JCATI funds, on average, have funded research projects at WSU each biennium.

The bill, which received a bipartisan 47-0 vote in the Senate last month, now heads to the governor’s desk.