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Room C445, State Capitol, State Capitol Complex

February 11, 2008

Members Present:    Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair    
    Rep. Mel Brown
    Rep. Glenn Donnelson
    Rep. Carl Duckworth     Rep. James Gowans
    Rep. Neal Hendrickson
    Rep. John Mathis
    Rep. Patrick Painter
    Rep. Phil Riesen
    Rep. Steve Sandstrom
    Rep. Richard Winn

Members Absent:    Rep.     Sylvia Andersen
    Rep. Jack Draxler
    Rep. Mike Noel

Members Excused:    Rep. Kerry Gibson, Vice Chair     
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 8:32 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Donnelson moved to approve the minutes of the February 6, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Painter and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

1st Sub. S.B. 110    Foreign Business Entities and Tribal Law (Sen. K. VanTassell) (Rep. D. Bowman)

Sen. VanTassell explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Gowans moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

H.C.R. 5    Concurrent Resolution Urging Congressional Approval of R.s. 2477 Rights- of-way Recognition Act (Rep. M. Brown)

Rep. Brown explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Gayle McKeachnie, Governor's Office

Spoke for the bill:    Ken Brown, Western Counties Alliance
            Kevin Carter, School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration
            Margaret Bird, Utah State Board of Education
            David Litvin, President Utah Mining Association
            Michael Swenson, Utah Shared Access Alliance
            Todd Bingham, Utah Farm Bureau

Spoke against the bill:    Stephen Bloch, Attorney Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

MOTION:    Rep. Donnelson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 362    Motor Fuel Tax - Off-highway Vehicle Refund Amendments (Rep. B. Ferry)

Rep. Ferry explained the bill to the committee. (handout)

Spoke to the bill:    Arie VanDeGraaff, Utah Association of Counties

Spoke for the bill:    Mary Tullius, Director State Parks and Recreation
            Jennifer Johnson, Utah Snowmobile Association
            Michael Swensen, Utah Shared Access Alliance

MOTION:    Rep. Riesen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Barrus distributed a letter written to the Project Manager of the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA) regarding Alternative "D" of the revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (RDSEIS). Rep. Barrus encouraged committee members to voice support of Alternative "D" and send a signed copy of their recommendation to the Project Manager.

MOTION:    Rep. Painter moved to adopt the letter and mail it to the PAPA RDSEIS Project Manager, under the names of the Chairs. The motion passed unanimously.

Note:    A signed copy of the letter is attached to these minutes. The letter was sent February 11, 2008

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to adjourn.

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.

    Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair