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MINUTES OF THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Friday February 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:    Sen. L. Hillyard
                John Holbrook, Controller, Pure Stream Technology
                Rep. R. Barrus
                Kevin Carter, Director, SITCA
                Sen. R. Okerlund
                Mark Ward, Policy Analyst, Utah Association of Counties
                Sen. D. Stowell
                Holly Sizemore, Community Director, Best Friends
                Shawni Larrabee, Director, Salt Lake County Animal Services
                Kalinda Solbes, Program Manager, No More Homeless pets'n Utah
                Rep. M. Brown
    

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


Committee Chair Okerlund called the meeting to order at 4:20 p.m.

1.    Approval of Minutes

     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to approve the minutes of February 23, 2011.

    The motion passed unanimously.

2.    S.B. 237,    Pollution Control Facility Amendments

    Sen. Hillyard introduced the bill. John Holbrook, Controller, Pure Streams Technology,     assisted in the presentation.

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass S.B. 237 out favorably.


The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved that S.B. 237 be placed on the Consent Calendar.

The motion passed unanimously.


3. 1st Sub. H.B. 51, School and Institutional Trust Lands

Rep. R. Barrus introduced the bill. Kevin Carter, Director, SILTA, helped with the presentation.

MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to amend 1st Sub.H.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 2, Lines 28 through 29 :    

             28          .    requires the Permanent Community Impact Fund Board to
[[   consult with   ]]        consider recommendations from       the

             29      administration
[[   before   ]]        when       awarding certain grants;



0.    Page 3, Lines 72 through 73 :    

             72          (iv)
[[   consult with   ]]        consider recommendations from       the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration      [[   before   ]]        when      

             73      awarding a grant described in Subsection 9-4-303 (6).


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 23, Line 707 through Page 24, Line 708 :                  707     
(b) The
  administration shall make recommendations to the       Permanent Community Impact Fund Board      [[   shall consult with the   ]]

             708     
[[   administration before   ]]        for its consideration when       awarding the grants described in Subsection (6)(a).



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. Davis moved to pass 1st Sub. H.B. 51 out favorably as amended.

The motion passed unanimously.

Sen. Okerlund gave the Chair to Sen. Christensen.

4. S.B. 221, State of Utah Resource Management Plan for Federal Lands

Sen Okerlund introduced the bill. Mark Ward, Policy Analyst, Utah Association of Counties, helped with the presentation.

MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to replace S.B. 221 with 1st Sub. S.B. 221.

The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass 1st Sub S.B.221 out favorably.

The motion passed unanimously.


5. S.B. 57, Animal Control - Exception for Community Cat Management Initiative

MOTION: Sen. Stowell moved to replace S.B.57 with 1st Sub. S.B.57.

The motion passed unanimously.

Sen. Stowell introduced the bill. Holly Sizemore ,Community Director, Best Friends, helped with the presentation.

Shawni Larrabee, Director, Salt Lake County Animal Services, and Kalinda Solbes, Program Manager, No More Homeless pets'n utah, spoke in support of the bill.


MOTION: Sen. Stowell moved to pass 1st Sub. S.B. 57 out favorably.

The motion passed with Sen. Dayton voting in opposition of the bill.

6. H.C.R. 8, Concurrent Resolution on Providing Continuing Federal Financial Assistance for the Delivery of Basic Services to Dutch John, Utah

MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to amend H.C.R. 8 as follows:


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             62      that would help finance local services;
[[   and   ]]

             63          WHEREAS, the commercial developments that were anticipated to occur in Dutch
             64      John to help finance local services have not been established
[[   :   ]]        ; and

    WHEREAS, Daggett County is more than 85% federally owned, thus limiting the ability of the county to raise needed property taxes to support the unincorporated community of Dutch John:  


The motion passed unanimosly.

Sen. M. Brown introduced the bill.

MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to pass H.C.R. 8, out favorably as amended.

The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Davis moved that H.C.R.8 be placed on the Consent Calendar.

The motion passed unanimously.


     MOTION: Sen.Dayton moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Okerlund adjourned the meeting at 5:10 p.m.

    Minutes reported by Cynthia Millar, Secretary




                 ______________________________
                 Ralph Okerlund , Committee Chair