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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE
Room WO20, House Building
January 24, 2012

Members Present:    Rep. Michael Noel, Chair
            Rep. Steve Handy, Vice Chair
            Rep. Roger Barrus
            Rep. Fred C. Cox
    Rep. Lynn Hemingway            
            Rep. Neal Hendrickson
            Rep. Chris Herrod
            Rep. Ken Ivory
            Rep. Lowry Snow
            Rep. Ryan Wilcox            

Members Excused:    Rep. John Dougall

Staff Present:    Richard North, Policy Analyst
            Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary

Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
                                        
Chair Noel called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. Members of the committee introduced themselves.

H.B. 48    Coalition of Energy Producing States (Rep. R. Barrus)

Rep. Barrus introduced the bill.

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

1.    Page 2, Line 30-31:    After "appoint" reinstate "two members, of which no more than                 three of the four members shall be from the same political party"
2.    Page 2, Line 31:    Delete "one member" and insert "two members"
3.    Page 2, Line 50:    After "Committee" reinstate "and the Public Utilities and Technology Interim Committee"
SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:
    Rep. Ivory moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 2, Line 30:    After "appoint" reinstate "two members,"
2.    Page 2, Line 31:    Delete "one member" and insert "two members"
3.    Page 2, Line 50:    After "Committee" reinstate "and the Public Utilities and Technology Interim Committee"




The substitute motion to amend the bill passed with Rep. Cox, Rep. Hemingway, and Rep. Hendrickson voting in opposition to the motion.

MOTION:    Rep. Handy moved to pass the bill as amended out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Hemingway voting in opposition to the motion.


H.J.R. 1    Green Schools Joint Resolution (Rep. M. Wheatley)

This bill was not considered.


H.B. 67    Stormwater Capture Amendments (Rep. F. Cox)

Rep. Cox introduced the bill and provided handouts to committee members.

Spoke to the bill:    Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau
            Fred Finlinson, Utah Water Coalition
            Rusty Vetter, Salt Lake City Attorney's Office

MOTION:    Rep. Hemingway moved to hold the bill in committee. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Hemingway moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Noel adjourned the meeting at 3:40 p.m.



                        
                        Rep. Michael Noel, Chair