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Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee - February 19, 2019
220 Senate Building
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Chair Okerlund called the meeting to order at 2:08 PM.
S.B. 144 Environmental Quality Monitoring Amendments (Escamilla (Robles), L.)
Sen. Luz Escamilla explained the bill.
James Rogers, Council Member, Salt Lake City, Vice-Chair, Inland Port Board, spoke in favor of the bill.
Cory Holdaway, Magna Township, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Thea Brannon, Citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
Alan Matheson, Executive Director, Department of Environmental Quality, spoke to the bill.
Kathy Abarca, Executive Director, Racially Just Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Kitchen moved to pass S.B. 144 out favorably.
Sen. Hinkins moved to hold S.B. 144.
Sen. Hinkins withdrew the motion.
Sen. Kitchen's motion
S.B. 142 Animal Welfare Amendments (Davis, G.)
Sen. Christensen moved to return S.B. 142 to the Rules Committee
H.B. 125 Quantity Impairment Modifications (Albrecht, C.)
Rep. Carl Albrecht explained the bill.
Sen. Hinkins moved to pass H.B. 125 out favorably.
Sen. Hinkins moved to place H.B. 125 on the Consent Calendar.
1st Sub. H.B. 135 Wildfire Preparedness Amendments (Owens, D.)
Rep. Derrin Owens explained the bill.
Brett Ostler, State Fire Management Officer, spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Vickers moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 135 out favorably.
Sen. Hinkins moved to place 1st Substitute H.B. 135 on the Consent Calendar.
H.B. 167 Wildlife Documentation Amendments (Ferry, J.)
Rep. Joel Ferry explained the bill and distributed a handout entitled "Modernize hunting with electronic tagging option".
Mike Fowlkes, Director, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, spoke to the bill.
Sen. Christensen moved to pass H.B. 167 out favorably.
H.C.R. 13 Concurrent Resolution Encouraging Utah Refiners to Manufacture Tier 3 Gasoline to Improve Air Quality (Arent, P.)
Rep. Patrice Arent explained the resolution.
Ashley Miller, Policy Director, Breathe Utah, spoke in favor of the resolution.
Alan Matheson, Executive Director, Department of Environmental Quality, spoke to the resolution
Sen. Hinkins moved to pass H.C.R. 13 out favorably.
Sen. Hinkins moved to adjourn.
Recording 1 - Low Quality