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Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee - March 04, 2019
220 Senate Building
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Chair Okerlund called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.
Sen. Christensen moved to approve the minutes of February 26, 2019
S.B. 181 Pari-mutuel Horse Racing (Hinkins, D.)
Sen. David Hinkins explained the bill.
Gary Crane, Attorney, League of Cities and Towns, Layton, spoke in opposition to the bill.
John Pike, Mayor, St. George, President, Utah League of Cities and Towns, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Bill Evans, Citizen, Board Member, Stop Predatory Gambling, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Matthew Bartlett, President,, Utah Horse Council, spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Hinkins moved to return S.B. 181 to the Rules Committee
S.B. 194 Conservation Commission Amendments (Hinkins, D.)
Sen. David Hinkins explained the bill with the assistance of LuAnn Adams, Commissioner, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.
Sen. Hinkins moved to pass S.B. 194 out favorably.
H.C.R. 5 Concurrent Resolution Urging Policies That Reduce Damage from Wildfires (Ward, R.)
Rep. Ray Ward explained the resolution.
Brian Cottam, Utah State Forester, Director of Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, spoke in favor of the resolution.
Sen. Christensen moved to pass H.C.R. 5 out favorably.
2nd Sub. H.B. 48 School Trust Fund Modifications (Moss, J.)
Rep. Jefferson Moss explained the bill.
Sen. Grover moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 48 out favorably.
2nd Sub. H.B. 99 Catastrophic Wildfire and Other Public Nuisance Revisions (Ivory, K.)
Rep. Ken Ivory explained the bill and distributed a handout entitled "Catastrophic Wildfire Revisions".
Ashley Soltysiak, Director, Utah Sierra Club, spoke in opposition to the bill.
KC Shaw, Chief Engineer, Central Utah Water Conservancy District, spoke in favor of the bill.
Brian Cottam, Director, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Utah State Forester, spoke in favor of the bill.
Heather Anderson, Utah Association of Special Districts, spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Sandall moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 99 out favorably.
Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn.
Chair Okerlund adjourned the meeting at 4:57 p.m.
Recording 1 - Low Quality