MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT
Room 445, State Capitol
February 6, 2015
Members Present: Rep. Lee B. Perry, Chair
Rep. Douglas V. Sagers, Vice Chair
Rep. Joel K. Briscoe
Rep. Melvin R. Brown
Rep. Scott H. Chew
Rep. Jack R. Draxler
Rep. Susan Duckworth
Rep. Steve G. Handy
Rep. Timothy D. Hawkes
Rep. Mike K. McKell
Rep. Kraig Powell
Rep. Scott D. Sandall
Rep. Mike Schultz
Members Excused: Rep. Michael E. Noel
Staff Present: Mr. J Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
Ms. An Bradshaw, Committee Secretary
NOTE: A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes
Vice Chair Sagers called the meeting to order at 2:06 p.m.
Martina Barnes, Utah State Liaison, United States Forest Service, announced a meeting with Nora Rasure, Regional Forester for the Intermountain Region, on February 9, 2015, in Room 415 of the State Capitol, and extended an invitation to the representatives to attend.
H.B. 104 Cow-Share Program Amendments (Rep. M. Roberts)
Rep. Roberts explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Sara Patterson, Red Acre Farm CSA, and Paula Milby, citizen.
Spoke for the bill: Linda Pipkin, citizen
David Miller, citizen
Connor Boyack, Libertas Institute
Joseph Cheney, citizen
Symbria Patterson, citizen
Todd Macfarlane, citizen
Michelle King, citizen
Martha Levie, citizen
Allen Levie, citizen
Spoke against the bill: Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau
LuAnn Adams, Commissioner, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Allyn Nakashima, Epidemiologist, Utah Department of Health
Todd Bingham, Utah Manufacturers Association
David Davis, Utah Food Industry Association
Maria Nye, Mountain View Dairy
Mike Kohler, Dairy Producers of Utah
MOTION: Rep. Sandall moved to hold the bill.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. Perry moved to replace H.B. 104 with 1st Sub. H.B. 104. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 64 Milk Sales Amendments (Rep. J. Anderegg)
H.B. 64 was not considered.
MOTION: Rep. McKell moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed with Rep. Duckworth voting in opposition.
Vice Chair Sagers adjourned the meeting at 3:52 p.m.
Lee B. Perry, Chair