NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Members Present: Rep. Bradley T. Johnson, Chair
Rep. Stephen H. Urquhart, Vice Chair
Rep. Eli H. Anderson
Rep. Roger E, Barrus
Rep. Jackie Biskupski
Rep. Craig W. Buttars
Rep. David N. Cox
Rep. Glenn A. Donnelson
Rep. Fred J. Fife III Rep. James R. Gowans
Rep. Darin G. Peterson
Rep. J. Morgan Philpot
Rep. Michael R. Styler
Members Absent: Rep. Margaret Dayton
Rep. Tom Hatch
Staff Present: J Brian Allred, Research Analyst
Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
Visitors List: List filed with Committee Minutes
Rep. Johnson called the meeting to order at 8:07 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Donnelson moved to approve the minutes of the January 31, 2002 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Cox, Rep. Styler, and Rep. Urquhart absent for the vote.
H.B. 172 Vehicle Safety Inspection Amendments (W. Harper)
Rep. Harper introduced H.B. 172 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Greg Lundell, Utah Highway Patrol
Wayne Jones, Independent Auto Dealers Association
Craig Bickmore, Utah Auto Dealers Association
Dave Creer, Utah Trucking
Spoke to the bill: Brent Bradford, Department of Environmental Quality
MOTION: Rep. Biskupski moved to amend the bill as follows:
Page 8, Line 238: After 2003" insert except for section 41-6-163.6 which takes effect on July 1, 2003"
The motion passed with Rep. Philpot absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Cox moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended.
MOTION: Rep. Barrus moved to amend the bill as follows:
Page 1, Line 9: After inspections. delete the remainder of the line
Page 1, Line 10: Delete establishment of a safety inspection apprenticeship program.
Page 6, Line 161: Delete line 161 and renumber remaining subsections accordingly
The motion passed with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Buttars, Rep. Cox, Rep. Donnelson, and Rep. Gowans voting in opposition.
MOTION: Rep. Urquhart moved to pass the amended bill out favorably.
MOTION: Rep. Peterson moved to further amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 8, Line 225: Delete $7" and reinstate $5"
2. Page 8, Line 226: Delete $15" and reinstate $9"
3. Page 8, Line 227: Delete $20" and reinstate $12"
The motion failed on a tie vote, six in favor and six in opposition.
Rep. Urquhart's original motion to pass the bill out favorably passed unanimously with Rep. Philpot absent for the vote.
Rep. Johnson relinquished the chair to Rep. Urquhart.
H.J.R. 21 Resolution Encouraging Congressional Approval of Farm Bill (C. Buttars)
Rep. Buttars introduced H.J.R. 21 and explained it to the committee. He was assisted by Wes Quinton of the Utah Farm Bureau.
MOTION: Rep. Buttars moved to amend the resolution as follows:
1. Page 2, Line 33: After 1731" insert or any other farm bill proposal and after Amendment insert or similar water acquisition program
2. Page 2, Line 37: After pass delete the and insert farm bill
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski and Rep. Philpot absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Cox moved to pass the resolution out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski and Rep. Philpot absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Anderson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski absent for the vote.
The meeting adjourned at 9:23 a.m.
Rep. Bradley T. Johnson, Chair