as amended, Lieu. Trade promotion of California
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law requires the Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic
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The bill would require the director to convene, no later than February 1, 2015, a statewide business partnership for the promotion of trade for California ports and to explore greater utilization of California ports, that would be required to advise the director for those purposes, as prescribed.
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Appropriation: begin deleteno end delete.
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) is
15added to Part 4.7 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code,
The Director of the Governor’s Office of Business
21and Economic Development shall convene, no later than February
221, 2015, a statewide business partnership for promotion of trade
23for California ports and to explore greater utilization of California
24ports, as follows:
25(a) The business partnership shall include, but is not limited to,
26representatives from ports of entry, ocean carriers, marine terminal
27operators, warehouse operators, railroads, trucking companies,
28labor representatives, and foreign trade zones, representatives of
29environmental groups, and shippers, specifically including
30agricultural exporters, manufacturers, postconsumer secondary
31material handlers, and retailers.
32(b) The business partnership shall advise the Director of the
33Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development on
34promoting trade for California ports while increasing the use of
35California ports of entry, and ways to increase the opportunity for
36growth and trade activity.