Technology and Economic Development Committee, Washington House of Representatives

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The Technology and Economic Development Committee is a standing committee of the Washington House of Representatives.

Per Rule 23 of the House Rules, committee members of the House of Representatives are selected by the caucus of each party.[1] The chairs of the committees are selected by the majority party caucus.[1] The standing committees of the house have the powers of subpoena, to administer oaths, and to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses. [2]

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The House Technology & Economic Development Committee considers issues relating to technology and electronic communications, small business assistance, business financing, and the development of industry clusters, international trade and technology-driven jobs. The committee also considers issues related to renewable energy standards and energy availability, production and conservation.

(Please note: This is a general description of issue areas considered by committees; not a definitive or exhaustive listing. It is provided solely to assist the public in understanding the general roles of House committees.)[3][4]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Technology and Economic Development Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (6)
Jeff Morris, ChairNorma Smith, Ranking Minority Member
Gael Tarleton, Vice-ChairRichard DeBolt, Assistant Ranking Minority Member
Jake FeyMark Harmsworth
Zack HudginsChad Magendanz
Cindy RyuTerry Nealey
Sharon Tomiko SantosJesse L. Young
Sharon Wylie


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.


The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.


The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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