Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee - February 28, 2018
415 State Capitol
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Acting Chair Christensen called the meeting to order at 9:15 AM.
Sen. Dayton assumed the chair.
S.B. 226 Urban Farming Amendments (Van Tassell, K.)
Sen. Van Tassell explained the bill.
Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau Federation, spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Iwamoto moved to pass S.B. 226 out favorably.
Sen. Christensen moved to approve the minutes for Monday February 26, 2018.
1st Sub. H.B. 215 Navajo Trust Fund Amendments (Westwood, J.)
Rep. Westwood explained the bill.
Sen. Hinkins moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 215 out favorably.
2nd Sub. H.B. 249 Statewide Resource Management Plan Adoption (Stratton, K.)
Rep. Stratton explained the bill with the assistance of Redge Johnson, County Liaison, Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office.
Sen. Hinkins moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 249 out favorably.
2nd Sub. H.B. 216 Jordan River Recreation Area (Winder, M.)
Sen. Christensen moved to replace 2nd Substitute H.B. 216 with 3rd Substitute H.B. 216.
Rep. Winder explained the bill with the assistance of Brian Cottam, Director Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, and Soren Sorensen, Director, Jordan River Commission.
Sen. Christensen moved to pass 3rd Substitute H.B. 216 out favorably.
1st Sub. H.B. 327 Rural Online Initiative (Noel, M.)
Sen. Hinkins explained the bill.
Paul Hill, Utah State University Extension, Associate Professor, spoke in favor of the bill.
Jody Gale, Area Agent, Utah State University Extension, spoke in favor of the bill.
Darin Bushman, Commissioner, Paiute County, spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Hinkins moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 327 out favorably.
Sen. Hinkins moved to adjourn at 9:52 AM.
Recording 1 - Low Quality