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MINUTES OF THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND
ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
415 State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 6, 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 2:10 p.m.
Approval of Minutes - There were no minutes to approve.
Environmental Health Scientist Act Sunset Reauthorization
Sen. Davis presented and explained this bill.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Dr. Robert Rolfs, Utah Department of Health
Mr. Kyle Stephens, Deputy Commission, Utah Department of
Agriculture and Food
Mr. Eric Peterson, Environmental Health Scientist, Salt Lake
MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to pass the bill out of committee with a favorable
recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 36 Storm Water Capture Amendments
Rep. Nielson presented and explained this bill.
MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to amend the bill as follows:
5, Lines 139 through 143
(6) Beneficial use of water under Subsection (2)(b) does not constitute a water right
and may not be:
(a) changed under Section
(c) consolidated with a water right
(d) used as a basis to establish the availability of water for land use
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass the bill out of committee as amended with a
favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Sen. Hinkins voting in
opposition and Sen. Okerlund absent for the vote.
Spoke for the amendment: Mr. Rusty Vetter, Salt Lake City Attorney's office
Spoke against the amendment: Mr. Fred Cox, citizen
Spoke to the amendment: Mr. Mark Strattford - Attorney, Ogden City,
Utah League of Cities and Towns
H.B. 29 Adjudication of Water Rights (J. Briscoe)
Rep. Briscoe presented and explained the bill.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Mr. Kent Jones, Utah State Engineer
MOTION: Sen. Vickers moved to pass the bill out of committee with a favorable
recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Okerlund absent for
Change Application Procedure
The bill was moved to the agenda for the February 7, 2013 meeting.
S.B. 157 Daylight Saving Time Amendments (S. Urquhart)
Sen. Urquhart presented and explained the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Vickers moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Chair Jenkins
adjourned the meeting at 3:05 p.m.
Minutes were reported by Lorna Wells, Secretary
Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Committee Chair