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NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
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
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
46 fence posts are used, the entire exterior side shall be painted. }
(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;
61 (ii) the land is fenced or otherwise enclosed in a manner that a reasonable person
62 would recognize as intended to exclude intruders
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
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.