HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4019
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Representatives Forner, Riley, Moyer, Ludwig, Betrozoff, Roland, Hargrove, Basich, P. Johnson, Prince, Brough and Bowman.
Read first time March 6, 1991. Referred to Committee on Trade & Economic Development.
TO THE HONORABLE BOOTH GARDNER, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, AND TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION, AND TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TO THE EXECUTIVE AND MAYOR OF EVERY WASHINGTON MUNICIPALITY:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, Timber is one of Washington's greatest resources and the basis of a major industry; and
WHEREAS, The state of Washington will be well-served to develop and promote the maximum use of Washington grown and Washington produced wood products; and
WHEREAS, Washington grown wood products means products from, or making extensive use of, softwoods and hardwoods grown in Washington State, and Washington produced wood products means wood products manufactured in Washington State; and
WHEREAS, The State and municipal governments have a matchless opportunity to enhance Washington's economy, promote Washington products, and encourage market development for innovative products; and
WHEREAS, Procurement decisions made for public works projects provide an excellent chance for the state to demonstrate its commitment to Washington products; and
WHEREAS, It is important to Washington's economy for the state and municipalities to act upon this enunciated policy of making maximum use of Washington grown and Washington produced wood products; and
WHEREAS, The Department of Trade and Economic Development and the Department of General Administration have particular expertise they can give to municipalities and state government when making procurement decisions; and
WHEREAS, It is the policy of this legislature to use existing advisory and administrative resources before appropriating funds to create anew already existing services;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that all Washington State government agencies and offices and all municipalities make public works procurement decisions that make the maximum use of Washington grown and Washington produced wood products and that the Department of Trade and Economic Development and the Department of General Administration make their expertise available to the planners.
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable Booth Gardner, Governor of the State of Washington, the Director of the Department of General Administration, the Director of the Department of Trade and Economic Development, and to the Executive and Mayor of every Washington municipality from the legislature of the State of Washington.