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MINUTES OF THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
415 State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 28, 2012


Members Present:        Sen, Ralph Okerlund, Chair
                Sen. Casey Anderson
                Sen. Allen M. Christensen
                Sen. Gene Davis
                Sen. David Hinkins
                    
Member Excused:        Sen. Margaret Dayton            

Staff Present:            Mr. J Brian Allred, Policy Analyst        
                Ms. Cheryl Weight, Committee Secretary

A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Okerlund called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:    Sen. Davis moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen.Hinkins absent for the vote.

H.B. 72    Waste Tire Amendments (N. Hendrickson)

Rep. Hendrickson presented and explained this bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Davis moved to pass the bill out favorably The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hinkins absent for the vote.

MOTION:     Sen. Davis moved to put the bill on the consent calendar. The motion failed with                 Sen. Anderson in opposition.

H.B. 127 Navajo Water Rights Negotiation Account (C. Watkins)

Rep. Watkins presented and explained this bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Kent Jones, State Engineer, Utah Division of Water Rights

MOTION:    Sen. Christensen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Sen. Anderson voting in opposition.



H.B. 137 Energy Changes (R. Barrus)



Rep. Barrus presented and explained this bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Hinkins moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 189 Asbestos Requirements (L. Wiley)


Rep. Wiley presented and explained this bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Bryce Bird, Director, Division of Air Quality

MOTION:    Sen. Davis moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 348S01 Hazardous Waste Amendments (R. Menlove)

Rep. Menlove presented and explained this bill.

Chair Okerlund relinquished the chair to Sen. Christensen.

Spoke for the bill:    Ms. Amanda Smith, Executive Director, Utah Department of                           Environmental Quality
                    Mr. Scott Anderson, Director, Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste

MOTION:    Sen. Davis moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Okerlund absent for the vote.

S.B. 242 Fleeing a Conservation Officer Amendments (D. Thatcher)

Sen. Thatcher presented and explained this bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Ms. Robin Thomas, Legislative Relations, Division of Wildlife Resources
                    Mr. Sid Groll, Director, Utah Law Enforcement Legislative Committee
                    & Law Enforcement Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources

MOTION:    Sen. Hinkins moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Okerlund absent for the vote.

MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to place the bill on the consent calendar. The motion passed                 unanimously.

S.B. 247 Conservation District Amendments (D. Hinkins)

Sen. Hinkins presented and explained this bill.

Sen. Okerlund resumed the chair.



Spoke for the bill:     Mr. Gordon Younkers, Executive Vice President, Utah Association                     Conservancy Districts

MOTION:      Sen. Hinkins moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    
Sen. Hinkins moved to put the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed                 unanimously.

MOTION:    Sen. Davis moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Chair Okerlund adjourned the meeting at 8:58 a.m.

Minutes were reported by Cheryl Weight, Secretary




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Sen. Ralph Okerlund, Committee Chair