E2SHB 2580

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Synopsis as Enacted

Brief Description: Fostering economic resilience and development in Washington by supporting the maritime industry and other manufacturing sectors.

Sponsors: House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology (originally sponsored by Representatives Tarleton, Haler, Fey, Wylie, Seaquist, Pollet, Ryu and Carlyle).

House Committee on Technology & Economic Development

House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology

Senate Committee on Trade & Economic Development


Washington State is the home of an established maritime industry. The industry includes several core sectors, including, for example, passenger water transportation, ship and boat building, maintenance and repair, maritime logistics and shipping, fishing and seafood processing, and military and federal operations.


The Joint Legislative Task Force on the Economic Resilience of Maritime and Manufacturing in Washington (Task Force) is created. The Task Force is composed of 13 members as follows:

The legislative members of the Task Force must select co-chairs from among the membership, one from the House of Representatives and one from the Senate. The co-chairs must appoint an advisory committee to provide technical information and assistance to the Task Force. The advisory committee membership must include representatives of maritime terminal operators, manufacturing, maritime business, local industrial councils, local labor trades councils, and chambers of commerce. In addition to the advisory committee, the Task Force must also consult with specified state agencies, local government interests, and private sector interests.

The Task Force is required to achieve the following objectives:

The Task Force must develop recommendations that include short-term and long-term action plans for the Legislature to support and sustain the maritime industry and other manufacturing sectors. The Task Force must submit a work plan by December 1, 2014, and final findings and recommendations by November 1, 2015, to the Governor and the appropriate committees of the Legislature.

Votes on Final Passage:







(Senate amended)




(House concurred)


June 12, 2014