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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE

NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE

Room C445, State Capitol

                        
January 30, 2012


Members Present:    Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair
    Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, Vice Chair
    Rep. Joel Briscoe
    Rep. Mel Brown
    Rep. Brad Dee
    Rep. Jack Draxler
    Rep. Brad Galvez
    Rep. Neal Hendrickson
    Rep. John Mathis
    Rep. Mike Noel
    Rep. Patrick Painter
    Rep. Doug Sagers
    Rep. Christine Watkins
    Rep. Ryan Wilcox


Staff Present:    Mr. J Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
            Ms. An Bradshaw, Committee Secretary
    
Note:    A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes

Vice Chair Sandstrom called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez made a motion to approve the minutes of Jan. 24, 2012. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 15    Off-highway Vehicles Amendments (Sen. R. Okerlund) (Rep. J. Draxler)

Sen. Okerlund introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Chris Haller, Utah State Parks.

Rep. Dee introduced 1st Sub. SB15.

MOTION:    Rep. Dee moved to adopt 1st Sub. SB15. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sagers absent.

Spoke for the substitution: Col. Daniel Fuhr, Utah Highway Patrol

Spoke against the bill:     Mr. Michael Swenson, USA-ALL



MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to hold SB15. The motion passed with Rep. Dee, Rep. Draxler, and Rep. Hendrickson voting in opposition. Rep. Sagers was absent for the vote.

H.B. 86    Posting of Trespass (Rep. J. Mathis)

Rep. Mathis introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:     Rep. Mathis moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Line 13 :    

             13          This bill:
  . modifies the definition of "properly posted";      


2.    Page 2, Lines 43 through 46 :    

             43          (d) "Properly posted" means that
{   "No Trespassing"   } signs        prohibiting trespass       or      {   a minimum of 100 square

             44      inches of  
}
bright yellow, bright orange, or fluorescent paint are
  clearly       displayed        :      

  (i)       at all corners, fishing

             45      streams crossing property lines, roads, gates, and rights-of-way entering the land
{   . If metal

             46      fence posts are used, the entire exterior side shall be painted.  
}
  ; or

(ii) in a manner that would reasonably be expected to be seen by a person in the area.  


3.    Page 3, Lines 59 through 65 :    

             59          (B) the owner's employee; or
             60          (C) a person with apparent authority to act for the owner;
  or      

             61          (ii) the land is fenced or otherwise enclosed in a manner that a reasonable person
             62      would recognize as intended to exclude intruders
{   ; or

             63          (iii) signs or markers are posted on the land that:
             64          (A) indicate a property boundary or prohibit entry; and
             65          (B) would reasonably be expected to be seen by a person in the area.  
}
 

.  



Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Mike Fowlks, Utah Department of Wildlife Resources

The motion to amend passed unanimously with Rep. Dee, Rep. Draxler, Rep. Noel, and Rep. Painter absent.

MOTION:    Rep. Wilcox moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed favorably with Rep. Noel and Rep. Painter absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Brown moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Noel and Rep. Painter absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Sandstrom adjourned the meeting at 3:09 p.m.






    
                              _________________________
                  
    Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair