SB 511, as amended, Lieu. Trade promotion of California ports.
Existing law requires the Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to provide to the Legislature, not later than February 1, 2014, a strategy for international trade and investment that, at a minimum, includes specified information, goals, objectives, and actions related to the promotion of trade.
The bill would require the director to convene, no later than February 1, 2015, a statewide business partnership for promotion of trade for California ports and to explore greater utilization of California ports, that would be required to advise the director
begin delete on establishing a trade strategyend delete for those purposes, as
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Chapter 2.6 (commencing with Section 13996.85)
2is added to Part 4.7 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government
3Code, to read:
The Director of the Governor’s Office of Business
8and Economic Development shall convene, no later than February
91, 2015, a statewide business partnership for promotion of trade
10for California ports and to explore greater utilization of California
11ports, as follows:
12(a) The business partnership shall include, but is not limited to,
13representatives from ports of entry, ocean carriers, marine terminal
14operators, warehouse operators, railroads, trucking companies,
15labor representatives, and foreign trade zones, representatives of
16environmental groups, and shippers, specifically including
17agricultural exporters, manufacturers, postconsumer secondary
18material handlers, and retailers.
19(b) The business partnership shall advise the Director of the
20Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development on
begin deleteestablishing the strategy forend delete promoting trade for California ports
22while increasing the use of California ports of entry, and ways to
23increase the opportunity for growth and trade activity.