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PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE
Room WO20, House Building
January 25, 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: Mr. Richard North, Policy Analyst
Ms. Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Vice Chair Handy called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m.
Motion: Rep. Hemingway moved to approve the minutes of January 24, 2012. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ivory, Rep. Wilcox, and Rep. Noel absent for the vote.
H.B. 70 Air Quality Task Force (Rep. P. Arent)
Rep. Arent introduced H.B. 70 to the committee, assisted by Jeff Edwards, president and CEO of Economic Development Corporation of Utah, and Ryan Evans, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce A handout was provided to committee members.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Jonathan Johnson, president, Overstock.com
Richard Tanner, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Utah
Dr. Brian Moench, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment
Karen Hevel-Mingo, Executive Director, Breathe Utah
Cherise Udell, Utah Moms for Clean Air
Spoke to the bill: Jeff Hartley, Rocky Mountain Power
MOTION: Rep. Wilcox moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Noel voting in opposition to the motion
H.B. 72 Waste Tire Amendments (Rep. N. Hendrickson)
MOTION: Rep. Hendrickson moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 7, Lines 187 through 193 :
187 (1) There is created a restricted special revenue fund entitled the "Waste Tire Recycling
189 (2) The fund shall consist of:
190 (a) the proceeds of the fee imposed under Section 19-6-805 ;
191 (b) penalties collected under this part
(c) assets transferred to and loan repayments deposited in the fund
pursuant to Section
193 19-6-824 . }
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Herrod absent for the vote.
Rep. Hendrickson introduced H.B. 72 as amended.
Spoke to the bill: Scott Anderson, Department of Environmental Quality
Chad Barker, Utah Tire Recycling
MOTION: Rep. Cox moved to amend the bill as follows:
Page 10, line 296: Delete "third degree felony" and insert "Class B misdemeanor"
MOTION: Rep. Barrus moved to hold the bill in committee. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Herrod and Rep. Noel absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Ivory moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Herrod and Rep. Noel absent for the vote.
Vice Chair Handy adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m.
Rep. Michael Noel, Chair