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MINUTES OF THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Wednesday March 2, 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. David Hinkins
                Sen. Stephen Urquhart
                Rep. Rebecca Edwards
                Trevor Hansen, Account Executive, Metech Recycling
                Craig Hall, Counsel, Trans-Jordan
                Amy Dumpster, Sr. Manager Government Affairs, CEA
                Insa Riepen, Executive Director, Recycle Utah
                Sen. Ralph Okerlund
                Sen. J. Stevenson
                Spencer Eccles, Executive Director, GOED
                Jacquie Nelsen, Tea Party Patriot


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. Christensen moved to approve the minutes of March 1, 2011.

    The motion passed unanimously.


2.    S.B. 84, Predator Control Funding

    Sen. David Hinkins introduced the bill.


     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to place S.B.84 on the Master Study list.

    The motion passed with Sen. Hinkins voting in opposition.


3. S.B. 282, Small Mining Operations

    Sen. Hinkins introduced the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to pass S.B. 282 out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.


    MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to place S.B. 282 on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.


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

    Sen. Urquart introduced the bill. Rep. Edwards assisted with the presentation.

    MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to amend S.B. 184 as follows:


0.    Page 3, Lines 80 through 86 :    

             80          (6) "Manufacturer" means a person who:
             81          (a) manufactures a consumer electronic device under a brand the person owns or is
             82      licensed to use;
  or      

             83          (b)
[[   sells a consumer electronic device manufactured by others under a brand the person

             84      owns or is licensed to use; or
             85          (c)  
]]
assumes the responsibilities and obligations of a person described in Subsection
             86      (6)(a)
[[   or (b)   ]] .


0.    Page 4, Lines 110 through 112 :    

             110          (1) On or after July 1, 2011, a manufacturer may not offer a consumer electronic device
             111      for sale in the state unless the manufacturer, either individually
  , through a group manufacturer organization,       or through the manufacturer's


             112
     industry trade group, prepares and submits, subject to Subsection (2), a report on or before

0.    Page 5, Lines 136 through 138 :    

             136          (1) Effective January 1, 2012, a manufacturer may not offer a consumer electronic
             137      device for sale in the state unless the manufacturer individually
  , through a group manufacturer organization,       or through the manufacturer's

             138      industry trade group establishes and implements, in accordance with Subsection (2), a public

    The motion passed unanimously.


    Trevor Hansen, Account Executive, Metech Recycling, and Craig Hall, Counsel, Trans-     Jordan spoke to the bill.

    Amy Dumpster, Sr. Manager Government Affairs, CEA spoke in support of the bill.

    Insa Riepen, Executive Director, Recycle Utah spoke against the bill.


    MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to amend the bill as follows:


0.    Page 4, Line 113 :    

             113     
[[   October   ]]        August       1 of each year to the department.


0.    Page 5, Line 131 :    

             131          (b) beginning on
[[   December   ]]        October       31, 2012, submit annually on or before      [[   December   ]]        October       31 the


    The motion passed unanimously.


    MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to pass S.B. 184 out favorably, as amended.

    The motion passed unanimously.


    Sen. Dayton assumed the chair.


5. 1st Sub. S.B. 280, Government Operations Amendments

    MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to replace S.B. 280 with 1st. Sub. S.B. 280.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    
    Sen. Okerlund introduced the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass 1st. Sub. S.B. 280 out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to place 1st. Sub. S.B. 280 on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.


    Sen. Okerlund resumed the chair.


6.     S.J.R. 26, Joint Resolution Recognizing the Contributions of the Sundance Institute and     the Sundance Film Festival


     MOTION: Sen Dayton moved to amend S.J.R. 26 as follows:


0.    Page 2, Line 58 :    

             58          WHEREAS, the Sundance Film Festival generates approximately
[[   $34,000,000   ]]        $3,400,000       in


    The motion passed unanimously.


    Sen. J. Stevenson introduced the bill. Spencer Eccles, Executive Director, GOED assisted in     the presentation.

    Jacquie Nelsen, Tea Party Patriot spoke against the bill.


    MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to pass S.J.R. 26 out favorably, as amended.

    The motion passed unanimously.



     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Okerlund adjourned the meeting at 5:20 p.m.

    Minutes reported by Cynthia Millar, Secretary




                 ______________________________
                 Ralph Okerlund, Committee Chair