HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4414
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1989 Regular Session
By Representatives Sayan, Belcher, Ferguson, Beck, Hargrove, May, Youngsman, Brumsickle, Raiter, Fuhrman, R. Fisher, Dellwo and Spanel
Read first time 4/18/89 and referred to Committee on Rules.
WHEREAS, The 1987 Legislature recognized the necessity of Washington preparing for the federal plans to lease tracts of the outer continental shelf for oil and gas exploration early in the 1990's; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of the need to obtain the best information available and identify the areas where existing information is inadequate to allow for decision-making with all the necessary data, the legislature created the Joint Select Committee on Marine and Ocean Resources; and
WHEREAS, The Joint Select Committee on Marine and Ocean Resources prepared a report recommending new policies for Washington's marine resources; and
WHEREAS, Even though the committee worked diligently and provided valuable recommendations to the legislature, many tasks remain;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the House of Representatives of the state of Washington, the Senate concurring, That the Joint Select Committee on Marine and Ocean Resources continue its existence through June 30, 1991; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the committee shall consist of eight members, four members each selected by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, representing both political parties; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the committee shall investigate: (1) The decision-making process for ocean projects; (2) the state's marine and ocean research capabilities and ways in which they can be enhanced; (3) studies the state should support and fund; (4) ways in which the state can fully use the ocean and marine resources; (5) the costs and benefits of offshore mining exploration; and (6) use of the ocean for waste disposal; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the committee shall report its recommendations annually to the appropriate House of Representatives and Senate committees.