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MINUTES OF THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
415 State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex


Members Present:        Sen, Ralph Okerlund, Chair
                Sen. Allen Christensen
                Sen. Gene Davis
                Sen. Margaret Dayton
                Sen. David Hinkins
                Sen. Dennis Stowell
                

Staff Present:            J Brian Allred, Policy Analyst        
                Cynthia Millar, Secretary

    
Public Speakers Present:    Mike Styler, Director, Department of Natural Resorces
            Steve Clyde, Attorney, Central Utah Water District
            Fred W. Finlinson, Attorney, Utah Water Coalition
            Kyle Stephens, Deputy Commissioner, Utah Department of             Agriculture and food
            David Eldeson, President, Utah Cattlemen's Association
            Brent Tanner, Executive Director, Utah Cattlemen's Association

    
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.


Committee Chair Okerlund called the meeting to order at 2:25 p.m.

1.    Chair Okerlund informed those present that, S.B. 108 Joint Use of Water Infrastructure
    (Sen. D. Stowell)
would not be heard today.

    Chair Okerlund had each member of the committee introduce themselves.
    
    Senator Dayton assumed the committee chair.


2.     S.B. 25 Share Certificates in Water Companies (Sen. R. Okerlund)

    Sen. Ralph Okerlund introduced the bill. Mike Styler, Director, Department of Natural     Resources, assisted in the presentation.
    
    Steve Clyde, Attorney, Central Utah Water District and Fred W. Finlinson, Attorney, Utah     Water Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.


    
     MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to pass S.B. 25, Share Certificates in Water Companies,     out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.


3.      S.B. 32 Agriculture Amendments (Sen. R. Okerlund)

    Sen. Ralph Okerlund introduced the bill. Kyle Stephens, Deputy Commissioner, Utah     Department of Agriculture and Food, assisted in the presentation.

    Dave Eldeson, President, Utah Cattlemen's Association and Brent Tanner, Executive     Director, Utah Cattleman's Association spoke for the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to pass S.B. 32, Agriculture Amendments out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.



4.      S.B. 102 Temporary Water Shortage Emergency - Military Facilities (Sen. R. Okerlund)

    
Sen. Ralph Okerlund introduced the bill

    MOTION:
Sen. Okerlund moved to pass S.B. 102, Temporary Water Shortage Emergency-     Military Facilities out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.



     MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Dayton adjourned the meeting at 3:07 p.m.

    Minutes reported by Cynthia Millar, Secretary




                 ______________________________
                 Ralph Okerlund, Committee Chair