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NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Members Present: Rep. Craig W. Butters, Chair
Rep. Darin G. Peterson, Vice Chair
Rep. Eli H. Anderson
Rep. Roger E. Barrus
Rep. Jackie Biskupski
Rep. David N. Cox
Rep. Margaret Dayton
Rep. Glenn A. Donnelson Rep. James R. Gowans
Rep. Bradley T. Johnson
Rep. Michael E. Noel
Rep. Michael R. Styler
Rep. David Ure
Rep. Stephen H. Urquhart
Staff Present: Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
Visitors List: List filed with Committee Minutes
Rep. Peterson called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Johnson moved to approve the minutes of February 4, 2003. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Cox, Rep. Dayton, Rep. Styler, and Rep. Ure absent for the vote.
H.B. 17 Agricultural Products Dealer's Act Amendments (C. Buttars)
Rep. Buttars introduced H.B. 17 and explained it to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Buttars moved to delete in title and body H.B. 17 and replace it with
1st Substitute H.B. 17.
Spoke to the bill: Ted Miller, E.A. Miller
Tim Munns, Utah Cattlemen's Association
Richard Nielson, Utah Cattlemen's Association
Rep. Ure, Rep. Gowans, Rep. Noel, and Rep. Johnson declared a conflict of interest.
The following spoke to H.B. 17 and 1st Substitute H.B. 17:
Dean Parker, Smithfield Livestock Auction
Ty Tingey, Spanish Fork Livestock Auction
Scott Sondall, Box Elder County grower
Clair Nielson, Nielson Farms
Scott Robins, Producers Livestock
Eldon Money, citizen
Larry Pauly, 3L Livestock
Jeff Smith, Dale T. Smith & Sons Meat Packing
Cary Peterson, Utah Department of Agriculture & Food
The motion to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 17 failed, with Rep. Johnson, Rep. Styler, Rep. Urquhart, Rep. Buttars, and Rep. Peterson voting in favor of the motion.
MOTION: Rep. Ure moved to pass H.B. 17 out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Cox, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Styler, and Rep. Buttars voting in opposition to the motion.
MOTION: Rep. Ure moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:56 a.m.
Rep. Craig W. Buttars, Chair