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NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Members Present: Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair
Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, Vice Chair
Rep. Joel Briscoe
Rep. Mel Brown
Rep. Jack Draxler
Rep. Brad Galvez
Rep. Neal Hendrickson
Rep. John Mathis
Rep. Mike Noel
Rep. Patrick Painter
Rep. Doug Sagers
Rep. Christine Watkins
Rep. Ryan Wilcox
Members Absent: Rep. Brad Dee
Staff Present: Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
Joanna MacKay, Committee Secretary
Note: A List of visitors is filed with committee minutes
Rep. Barrus called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.
H.B. 208 Administrative Services Amendments (Rep. W. Harper)
Rep. Harper explained the bill to the committee, assisted by Patricia Smith-Mansfield , State Archives.
MOTION: Rep. Briscoe moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 57 Joint Professional School of Veterinary Medicine (Rep. J. Mathis)
Rep. Mathis explained the bill to the committee, assisted by Dr. Noelle Cockett and Dr. Ken White of Utah State University.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Dave Buhler, Board of Regents
Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau
Dr. Drew Allen, Utah Veterinary Medical Association
Mike Kohler, Dairy Producers of Utah
Representative Mathis declared a conflict of interest.
MOTION: Rep. Draxler moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.
H.B. 211 Community Service Medicaid Pilot Program (Rep. R. Menlove)
Rep. Menlove explained the bill, assisted by Michael Hales, Utah Department of Health.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Ellie Goldberg, Coalition of Religious Communities
Sheila Walsh-McDonald, Salt Lake Community Action Program
Shanie Scott, Utah Health Policy Project
MOTION: Rep. Wilcox moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Briscoe and Rep. Watkins voting in opposition to the motion. Rep. Brown and Rep. Noel were absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Painter moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown and Rep. Noel absent for the vote.
Rep. Barrus adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m.