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MINUTES OF THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Tuesday, March 1, 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. Hinkins
                Jim Karpowitz, Director, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
                Kyle Stephens, Deputy Commissioner, Utah Department                      Agriculture and Food    
                Sterling Brown, Public Policy, Utah Farm Bureau
                Miles Moretti, President, Mule Deer Foundation
                Don Peay, Sportsman, Fish and Wildlife
                Jodi Hart, Consumer Electronic 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 8:07 a.m.

1.    Approval of Minutes

     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to approve the minutes of February 25, 2011.

    The motion passed unanimously.

2.    S.B. 84, Predator Control Funding

    Sen. Hinkins introduced the bill.

    The following people spoke in support of the bill:

    Jim Karpowitz, Director, UDWR
    Kyle Stephens, Deputy Commissioner, Utah Department Agriculture and Food    
    Sterling Brown, Public Policy, Utah Farm Bureau
    Miles Moretti, President, Mule Deer Foundation
    Don Peay, Sportsman, Fish and Wildlife


     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to move to the next agenda item.

    The motion passed with Hinkins voting in opposition.


3. S.B. 184, Disposal of Electronic Waste

    Chair Okerlund allowed Sen. Hinkins to present Sen. Urquhart's bill.

    Sen. Hinkins introduced the bill. Jodi Hart, Consumer Electronic Association assisted with     the presentation.


     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed with Sen. Hinkins voting in opposition.

    Chair Okerlund adjourned the meeting at 9:00 a.m.

    Minutes reported by Cynthia Millar, Secretary




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                 Ralph Okerlund, Committee Chair