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MINUTES OF THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND
ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
415 State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 11, 2013
Members Present: Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Chair
Sen. Allen M. Christensen
Sen. Jim Dabakis
Sen. David P. Hinkins
Sen. Peter C. Knudson
Sen. Ralph Okerlund
Sen. Evan Vickers
Staff Present: Mr. J Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
Ms. Lorna Wells, Secretary
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Jenkins called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.
Approval of Minutes
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to approve the minutes of February 7, 2013. The motion
passed unanimously with Sens. Dabakis, Knudson, and Okerlund absent for the
S.C.R. 1 Concurrent Resolution Approving Solid Waste Facility Landfill Permit
(Sen. D. Hinkins)
Sen. Hinkins presented and explained this bill.
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation.
The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Dabakis, Knudson, and Okerlund
absent for the vote.
MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to place the bill on the consent calendar. The motion passed
unanimously with Sens. Dabakis, Knudson, and Okerlund absent for the vote.
S.B. 109 Change Application Procedure (Sen. R. Okerlund)
Sen. Okerlund presented and explained this bill.
Spoke for the bill: Mr. Michael Styler, Director, Department of Natural Resources
Mr. Kent Jones, State Engineer, Division of Water Rights
Mr. Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau
Spoke against the bill: Mr. Fred Finlinson, Chairman, Utah Water Coalition
Mr. Elliott Christensen, citizen
Mr. Mark Stratford, Ogden City, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Ms. Jodi Hoffman, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Mr. Jared Parkinson, Private Water Rights Attorney
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with
Sens. Christensen, Knudson, and Okerlund voting in favor of the motion and
Sens. Jenkins, Dabakis, Hinkins, Vickers voting in opposition.
S.B. 92 Tethering of Animals (Sen. G. Davis)
Sen. Jenkins announced that this bill will not be heard today.
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Jenkins adjourned the meeting at 3:02 p.m.
Minutes were reported by Lorna Wells, Secretary
Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Committee Chair