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MINUTES OF THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
415 State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex


Members Present:        Sen, Ralph Okerlund, Chair
                Sen. Allen Christensen
                Sen. Gene Davis
                Sen. David Hinkins
                

Member Absent:        Sen. Margaret Dayton
                Sen. Dennis Stowell
                                

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

Public Speakers Present:    Sen W. Niederhauser
                Max Burdick, Chair, Salt LAke County Counsil
                Jacki Evans, Research Director, Utah Taxpayers Association
                Spencer Mortensen, Private Citizen
                Rep. R. Barrus
                Kevin Carter, Director, SILTA
                Mike Peterson, Utah Rural Electric 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 4:20p.m.


1.    Approval of Minutes

     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to approve the minutes of February 10, 2011.

    The motion passed unanimously.


2.    S.B. 82, Urban Farming Assessment Act

    
Sen. Neiderhauser introduced the bill. Max Burdick assisted with the presentation.


MOTION:
Sen. Davis moved to Amend S.B. 82 as follows:




0.    Page 2, Line 45 :    

             45          (a)
[[   over 50% of   ]] the land to which the phrase applies is being devoted to active urban


The motion passed unanimously.


    Jacki Evans, Research Director, Utah Taxpayers Association, spoke against the bill.

    Spencer Mortensen, Private Citizen, spoke for the bill.


     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass S.B. 82, out favorably, as amended.

    The motion passed unanimously.


3. H.B. 88, Agriculture Sustainability Task Force

    Rep. J. Drexler introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to pass H.B. 88, out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.


4. 1st Sub. H.B. 51, School and Institutional Trust Lands

    Rep. R. Barrus introduced the bill. Kevin Carter, Director, School and Institutional Trust     Lands Association , assisted with the presentation.

MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to amend 1H.B.51 as follows:


0.    Page 1, Lines 16 through 17 :    

             16          .    exempts the Administration from fee agency provisions
  for certain fees       in the Budgetary

             17      Procedures Act;

0.    Page 7, Lines 182 through 183
    House Committee Amendments
    2-2-2011 :
    


             182          (f)
[[   The   ]]        (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(f)(ii), the       administration is not subject to the fee agency requirements of Section

             183      63J-1-504 .
    
  (ii) The following fees of the administration are subject to the requirements of Section 63J-1-504: application, assignment, amendment, affidavit for lost documents, name change, reinstatement, grazing non use, extension of time, partial conveyance, patent reissue, collateral assignment, electronic payment, and processing.      


0.    Page 29, Lines 865 through 866 :    

             865          (8)
[[   The   ]]        (a) Except as provided in Subsection (8)(b), the       School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, established in 53C-1-201 ,

             866      is exempt from the requirements of this section.
    
  (b) The following fees of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration are subject to the requirements of this section: application, assignment, amendment, affidavit for lost documents, name change, reinstatement, grazing non use, extension of time, partial conveyance, patent reissue, collateral assignment, electronic payment, and processing.      

    
The motion passed unanimously.


MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to move to the next item of business and reschedule
            1H.B. 51, to be heard at a future meeting.

The motion passed unanimously.


5. H.J.R. 21, Selections of Unappropriated Federal Lands Joint Resolution

Rep. R. Barrus introduced the bill.

MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass H.J.R. 21, out favorably.

The motion passed unanimously.


6. H.J.R. 19, Joint Resolution Opposing the Environmental Protection Agency's Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Rep. R. Barrus introduced the bill.



Mike Peterson, Utah Rural Electric Association, spoke in support of the bill.

Mark Ward, Policy Analyst, Utah Association of Counties, spoke in support of the bill.

MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass H.J.R. 19, out favorably.

The motion passed unanimously.


     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Okerlund adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m.

    Minutes reported by Cynthia Millar, Secretary




                 ______________________________
                 Sen. Ralph Oakerlund, Committee Chair