House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee - February 28, 2018
445 State Capitol
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Chair Albrecht called the meeting to order at 4:13 p.m.
Rep. Hawkes moved to approve the minutes of the February 27, 2018 meeting.
H.B. 404 Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Act (Last, B.)
Rep. Last explained the bill assisted by Former House Speaker Melvin Brown.
Mr. Mark Huntsman, Chair, Utah State Board of Education, spoke against the bill.
Ms. Rita Heagren, Vice President, American Federation of Teachers Utah, spoke against the bill.
Rep. Owens moved to replace H.B. 404 with 1st Substitute H.B. 404.
Rep. Owens moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 404 out favorably.
S.C.R. 8 Concurrent Resolution in Support of the Creation of a New National Park (Okerlund, R.)
Rep. Noel explained the bill.
Ms. Ashley Soltysiak, Sierra Club, spoke against the resolution.
Mr. Mike Swenson, Utah Shared Access Alliance, spoke for the resolution.
Mr. Wade Garrett, Utah Farm Bureau, spoke
Rep. Sandall moved to pass SCR8 out favorably.
2nd Sub. S.B. 108 Raw Milk Amendments (Hinkins, D.)
Sen. Hinkins explained the bill.
Mr. Scott Ericson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Food, spoke for the bill.
Dr. Angela Dunn, State Epidemiologist, Department of Health, spoke to the bill.
Mr. Mike Kohler, Dairy Producers of Utah, spoke for the bill.
Mr. Garrett spoke for the bill.
Mr. Jed Johnson, Redmond Heritage Farms, spoke for the bill.
Ms. Molly Davis, Libertas Institute, spoke for the bill.
Rep. Stratton assumed the chair.
Rep. Watkins moved to pass 2nd Substitute S.B. 108 out favorably.
Rep. Watkins moved to place S.B. 108 on the Consent Calendar. Rep. Watkins withdrew the motion.
Rep. Hawkes requested to change his vote on SCR 8 from a no to a yes.
Chair Stratton placed the motion to reconsider SCR 8.
Rep. Hawkes moved to pass S.C.R. 8 out favorably.
1st Sub. S.B. 157 Residential Solar Energy Amendments (Fillmore, L.)
Vice Chair Albrecht resumed the chair.
Sen. Fillmore explained the bill.
Rep. Handy moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 157 out favorably.
Rep. Handy moved to place 1st Substitute S.B. 157 on the Consent Calendar.
Rep. Duckworth moved to adjourn.
Chair Stratton adjourned the meeting.
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