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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE

NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE

ROOM 129 STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

February 28, 2002


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. 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. David N. Cox
    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. Urquhart called the meeting to order at 7:33 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to approve the minutes from the February 26, 2002 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Peterson, and Rep. Styler absent for the vote.


H.B. 158    Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments (G. Donnelson)

Rep. Donnelson introduced H.B. 158 and explained it to the committee. He was assisted by Lloyd Selleneit of Natural Products Company.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Thomas Breitling, Safe Drinking Water
                Patrice Olsen, Citizen
                Dr. Lew Wheelwright, Chiropractor
                Rachael Sweeten, Citizen
                Dr. Larry Higginson, Chiropractor
                Reed Hendricks, Citizen
                David Hansen, Citizens for Safe Drinking Water



Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Dr. Richard Melton, Deputy Director, Utah Department of Health
                Lewis Garrett, Davis County Health Department
                Tom Metcalf, M.D., American Academy of Pediatrics
                Tim Cosgrove, Primary Children's Medical Center

MOTION:    Rep. Barrus moved to pass the bill out favorably.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Styler moved to amend the bill as follows:

Page 1, Line 6:    Delete “United States Food and Drug Administration” and insert “American Water Works Association”

Page 1, Lines 16-18:    Delete “as safe for human consumption and effective for the prevention, mitigation, or treatment of disease by the United States Food and Drug Administration” and insert “by the American Water Works Association

Page 1, Line 22:    Delete “Level Goals” and insert “Levels”

The motion to amend the bill failed on a tie vote.

Dr. Richard Melton and Lewis Garrett responded to questions of committee members.

The motion to pass the bill out favorably passed with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Fife, Rep. Gowans, and Rep. Styler voting in opposition to the motion.


H.J.R. 25    Resolution on Utah Athletic Foundation (D. Ure)

MOTION:    Rep. Johnson moved to adopt in title and body 1st Substitute H.J.R. 25. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Johnson moved to amend the resolution as follows:

Page 3, Line 71:    After “Governor” delete “and” and insert “,” and after “Senate” insert “, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives”

The motion to amend passed unanimously.




Rep. Ure introduced 1st Substitute H.J.R. 25 and explained it to the committee. He was assisted by Lane Beattie, Olympics Office.

MOTION:    Rep. Johnson moved to pass the resolution as amended out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Biskupski voting in opposition to the motion and Rep. Buttars and Rep. Fife absent for the vote.

Rep. Urquhart relinquished the chair to Rep. Johnson


H.J.R. 27    Resolution Authorizing Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Settlement (B. Ferry)

H.B. 162    Use of Bear River Bird Refuge Settlement Monies (B. Ferry)

MOTION:    Rep. Philpot moved to adopt in title and body 2nd Substitute H.J.R. 27. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Buttars and Rep. Fife absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Gowans moved to amend the resolution as follows:

Page 2, Lines 38-40:    Delete Lines 38 through 40

The motion to amend passed unanimously with Rep. Buttars and Rep. Fife absent for the vote.

Rep. Ferry introduced H.B. 162 and H.J.R. 27 and explained them to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the resolution and the bill:    Mansell Pearce, Great Salt Lake Alliance
                        Jeff Salt, Great Salt Lake Audubon

MOTION:    Rep. Urquhart moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.J.R. 27 as amended out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fife absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Urquhart moved to adopt in title and body 1st Substitute H.B. 162. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fife absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Styler moved to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 162 as follows:

Page 2, Line 42:    After “reclamation,” insert “enhancement,”

The motion to amend passed unanimously with Rep. Fife absent for the vote.




MOTION:    Rep. Donnelson moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 162 as amended out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fife absent for the vote.

Rep. Urquhart resumed the chair.


H.B. 317    Legislative Task Force Amendments (C. Buttars)

MOTION:    Rep. Buttars moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Line 24:    Delete " 20 " and insert " 21 "

2.    Page 2, Line 28:    After " political party; " delete " and " and insert " (c) the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food or his designee, who shall be a nonvoting member; and "

3.    Page 2, Line 29:    Delete " (c) " and insert " (d) "

The motion to amend passed unanimously with Rep. Fife absent for the vote.

Rep. Buttars introduced H.B. 317 as amended and explained it to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Wes Quinton, Utah Farm Bureau

Spoke to the bill:        Rep. Chad Bennion

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to pass the amended bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fife absent for the vote.


H.B. 340    Division of Water Rights Funding and Notification Amendments (M. Styler)

Rep. Styler introduced H.B. 340 and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Gowans moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fife and Rep. Philpot absent for the vote.





H.B. 322    Appropriation for Archery and Nature Park in Tooele (C. Bennion)


Rep. Bennion introduced H.B. 322 and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Johnson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fife and Rep. Styler absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Rep. Philpot moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fife and Rep. Styler absent for the vote.

The meeting adjourned at 8:47 a.m.


    
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                    Rep. Bradley T. Johnson, Chair