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NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Members Present: Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair
Rep. Sylvia Andersen
Rep. Mel Brown
Rep. Jack Draxler
Rep. James Gowans
Rep. Neal Hendrickson
Rep. John Mathis
Rep. Mike Noel
Rep. Patrick Painter
Rep. Steve Sandstrom
Members Absent: Rep. Kerry Gibson, Vice Chair
Rep. Glenn Donnelson
Rep. Carl Duckworth
Rep. Phil Riesen
Rep. Brad 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 8:08 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Painter moved to approve the minutes of the February 20, 2008 and the February 22, 2008 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote.
H.B. 222 Water Quality Board Amendments (Rep. P. Painter) (handout)
MOTION: Rep. Painter moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Line 19 :
This bill coordinates with S.B. 111, Revisor's Statute, by
providing that certain technical amendments in this bill supersede certain technical
amendments in S.B. 111.
2. Page 3, Line 89 through Page 4, Line 90 :
(1) The board
has the following powers and duties[
, but the board
shall give priority to
3. Page 7, Line 204 :
204 employment history and references as required by the board.
Section 3. Coordinating H.B. 222 with S.B. 111 --Superseding technical amendments.
If this H.B. 222 and S.B. 111, Revisor's Statute, both pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that the amendments to Section 19-5-103 in this bill supersede the amendments to Section 19-5-103 in S.B. 111, when the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel prepares the Utah Code database for publication.
The motion passed with Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote.
Rep. Painter explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Walt Baker, Division of Water Quality
Kathy Froerer, Exec. Director Utah Assoc. of Local Health Departments
Leland Myers, Water Quality Board
MOTION: Rep. Noel moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Painter moved to place the bill on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 385 Road and Rights-of-way Amendments (Rep. M. Noel)
MOTION: Rep. Noel moved to delete H.B. 385 and replace it with 1st Sub. H.B. 385. The motion passed unanimously
Rep. Noel, assisted by Charles Livsey, explained the bill to the committee. (handout)
Spoke for the bill: Charles Livsey, Attorney for the estate of JoAnne L. Schrontz
Bob Pruitt, Attorney and property owner in Albion Basin
Spoke to the bill: Linda Holt, Utah Department of Transportation
Spoke against the bill: Tom Polland, Mayor Town of Alta
Rich Mrazik, Lawyer, Town of Alta
Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Onno Wieringa, Alta ski area
MOTION: Rep. Mathis moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Andersen and Rep. Barrus voting in opposition. Rep. Hendrickson was absent for the vote.
H.B. 227 Revoking Federal Authority to Use State Lands as a Bird Refuge (Rep. B. Ferry)
Rep. Ferry explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Painter moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Brown moved to adjourn.
Rep. Barrus adjourned the meeting at 8:55 a.m.