ENGROSSED SENATE BILL 6023



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1992 Regular Session


By Senators Saling, Bauer, Oke, Gaspard, Conner, Thorsness and L. Smith; by request of Legislative Budget Committee


Read first time 01/13/92.  Referred to Committee on Higher Education.

Modifying the duties and delaying the sunset termination of the center for international trade in forest products.

     AN ACT Relating to the center for international trade in forest products; amending RCW 76.56.020; adding a new section to chapter 76.56 RCW; creating a new section; and repealing RCW 43.131.333 and 43.131.334.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 76.56.020 and 1987 c 195 s 16 are each amended to read as follows:

     The center shall:

     (1) Coordinate the University of Washington's college of forest resources' faculty and staff expertise to assist in:

     (a) The development of research and analysis for developing policies and strategies which will expand forest-based international trade, including ((trade in manufactured forest products)) a major focus on secondary manufacturing;

     (b) The development of technology for manufactured products that will meet the evolving needs of international customers; and

     (c) The coordination, development, and dissemination of market and technical information relevant to international trade in forest products, especially secondary manufacturing;

     (2) Further develop and maintain ((a)) computer ((based)) data bases on world-wide forest products production and trade ((data base system)) in order to monitor and report on trends significant to the Northwest forest products industry and support the center's research functions; and coordinate this system with state, federal, and private sector efforts to insure a cost-effective information resource that will avoid unnecessary duplication;

     (3) Monitor international forest products markets and assess the status of the state's forest products industry, including the competitiveness of small and medium-sized secondary manufacturing firms in the forest products industry, which for the purposes of this chapter shall be firms with annual revenues of twenty-five million or less, and including the increased exports of Washington-produced products of small and medium-sized secondary manufacturing firms;

     (4) Provide high-quality research and graduate education and professional nondegree training in international trade in forest products in cooperation with the University of Washington's graduate school of business administration, the school of law, the Jackson school of international studies, the Northwest policy center of the graduate school of public administration, and other supporting academic units;

     (5) Develop cooperative linkages with the international marketing program for agricultural commodities and trade at Washington State University, the international trade project of the United States forest service, the department of natural resources, the department of trade and economic development, the small business export finance assistance center, and other state and federal agencies to avoid duplication of effort and programs;

     (6) Provide for public dissemination of research, analysis, and results of the center's programs through technical workshops, short courses, international and national symposia, or other means, including appropriate publications; ((and))

     (7) Establish an executive policy board, including representatives of small and medium-sized businesses, to provide advice on:  Overall policy direction and program priorities, state and federal budget requests, securing additional research funds, identifying priority areas of focus for research efforts, selection of projects for research, and dissemination of results of research efforts; and

     (8) Establish advisory or technical committees ((as necessary)) for each research program area, to ((develop policies, operating procedures, and)) advise on research program area priorities, consistent with the international trade opportunities achievable by the forest products sector of the state and region, to help ensure projects are relevant to industry needs, and to advise on and support effective dissemination of research results.  Each advisory or technical committee shall include representatives of forest products industries that might benefit from this research.

     Service on the committees and the executive policy board established in subsections (7) and (8) of this section shall be without compensation but actual travel expenses incurred in connection with service to the center may be reimbursed from appropriated funds in accordance with RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.      The center for international trade in forest products shall report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature before June 30, 1993, on its progress towards compliance with legislative budget committee report 91-06, adopted October 16, 1991.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.  A new section is added to chapter 76.56 RCW to read as follows:

     The following acts or parts of acts are each repealed, effective June 30, 1993, unless otherwise extended by state law:

     (1) RCW 76.56.010 and 1985 c 122 s 1;

     (2) RCW 76.56.020 and 1992 c --- s 1 (section 1 of this act), 1987 c 195 s 16, & 1985 c 122 s 2;

     (3) RCW 76.56.030 and 1985 c 122 s 3;

     (4) RCW 76.56.040 and 1985 c 122 s 4;

     (5) RCW 76.56.050 and 1987 c 505 s 74 & 1985 c 122 s 5; and

     (6) RCW 76.56.900 and 1985 c 122 s 6.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 4.      The following acts or parts of acts are each repealed:

     (1) RCW 43.131.333 and 1988 c 288 s 15 & 1985 c 122 s 8; and

     (2) RCW 43.131.334 and 1988 c 288 s 16 & 1985 c 122 s 9.