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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE

NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE

Room C445, State Capitol, State Capitol Complex

February 4, 2008


Members Present:    Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair
    Rep. Kerry Gibson, Vice Chair
    Rep.     Sylvia Andersen
    Rep. Mel Brown
    Rep. Glenn Donnelson
    Rep. Jack Draxler     Rep. James Gowans
    Rep. Neal Hendrickson
    Rep. John Mathis
    Rep. Mike Noel
    Rep. Patrick Painter
    Rep. Phil Riesen
    Rep. Steve Sandstrom
    
Members Absent:    Rep. Carl Duckworth
    Rep. Richard Winn
    
Staff Present:    Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
            Carrie Griffith, Committee Secretary
    
Note:        List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes

Rep. Barrus called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to approve the minutes of the January 29, 2008 and January 31, 2008 meetings.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Noel moved to amend page 2 of the January 31, 2008 minutes to read as follows: "Todd" Bingham, Utah Farm Bureau, (not "Tom" Bingham). Rep. Noel also moved to amend page 1 of the January 29, 2008 minutes to read as follows: "Rep. Andersen moved to delete in title and body H.B. 40 and replace it with " 1st Sub H.B. 40...." (not 1st Sub. H.B. 124). The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown and Rep. Gibson absent for the vote.

1st Sub. H.B. 40    Safe Drinking Water Revisions (Rep. S. Andersen)

Rep. Andersen explained the bill to the committee.


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


1.    Page 1, Lines 13 through 15 :    

             13          .    requires a
  first or second class       county to adopt an ordinance to protect a source of public drinking water;

             14          .    authorizes a municipality
  located in a first or second class county       to adopt an ordinance to protect a source of public

             15      drinking water;

2.    Page 3, Line 81 :    

             81          (1) (a) Before May 3, 2010, a
  first or second class       county shall:


3.    Page 4, Lines 93 through 94 :    

             93          (b) A municipality
  in a first or second class county       may adopt an ordinance that a        first or second class       county is required to adopt by this

             94      section by following the procedures and requirements of this section.

4.    Page 4, Line 110 :    

             110          (c) authorize a
  retail water supplier or wholesale water       supplier to seek enforcement of the ordinance in a district court located

        
        The motion passed with Rep. Brown and Rep. Gibson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Andersen moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed with Rep. Brown and Rep. Gibson absent for the vote.

H.B. 323    Eminent Domain Amendments (Rep. A. Tilton)

Rep. Tilton explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Todd Bingham, Utah Farm Bureau

Spoke against the bill:    Laurel Brady, City of Mapleton Mayor
            Eric Johnson, Mapleton City Attorney
            David Spatafore, State Fire Chiefs
            Adam Trupp , Utah Association of Counties
            Gary Crane, League of Cities and Towns



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

1.    Page 2, Line 47 :    
        (ii) paths, lanes, [or other ways for emergency access] ; and
    
SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Noel moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Barrus, Rep. Draxler and Rep. Riesen voting in opposition.
        
H.B. 123    Accelerated Learning Programs Amendments (Rep. B. Ferry)

Rep. Ferry explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Debbie Tabor, Utah PTA Student Involvement Commissioner

MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Brown absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Donnelson moved to adjourn.

Rep. Barrus adjourned the meeting at 9:49 a.m.



    
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    Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair