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MINUTES OF THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND
ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
415 State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 5, 2013
Members Present: Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Chair
Sen. Allen M. Christensen
Sen. Jim Dabakis
Sen. David P. Hinkins
Sen. Peter C. Knudson
Sen. Ralph Okerlund
Sen. Evan Vickers
Staff Present: Mr. J Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
Ms. Lorna Wells, Secretary
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Jenkins called the meeting to order at 2:18 p.m.
Approval of Minutes
MOTION: Sen. Vickers moved to approve the January 29, 2013 minutes with the following
correction: Mr. Brinkerhoff should be listed as an Iron County Commissioner. The
motion passed unanimously.
S.B. 57 Agriculture Environmental Steward Amendments (Sen. R. Okerlund)
Sen. Okerlund presented and explained the bill.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Mr. Kyle Stephens, Deputy Commissioner, Utah Department of
Agriculture and Food
Mr. Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau
Mr. Mike Kohler, Dairy Producers
Mr. Walt Baker, Director, Division of Water Quality
Spoke to the bill: Mr. Joe Call, Citizen
MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Chair
Jenkins adjourned the meeting at 2:50 p.m.
Minutes were reported by Lorna Wells, Secretary
Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Committee Chair