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MINUTES OF THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND
ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
415 State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
March 5, 2013
Members Present: Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Chair
Sen. Allen M. Christensen
Sen. Jim Dabakis
Sen. David P. Hinkins
Sen. Evan Vickers
Members Absent: Sen. Peter C. Knudson
Sen. Ralph Okerlund
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 8:30 a.m.
H.C.R. 7 Concurrent Resolution on Federal Designation of Critical Habitat for
Gunnison Sagegrouse (Rep. M. Noel) (Sen. D. Hinkins)
Sen. Hinkins introduced and explained this bill.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Ms. Robin Cahoon, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass the bill out of committee with a favorable
recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
1st Sub. H.B. 124 Radiation Control Amendments (Rep. B. Dee) (Sen. R. Okerlund)
Sen. Jenkins introduced and explained the bill.
Spoke to the bill: Mr. Matt Pacenza, Policy Director, Heal Utah
MOTION: Sen. Dabakis moved to amend the bill to allow the division to go back to the
radiation control board to obtain more time.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass the bill out favorably with the
possibility of amending it on the floor. The motion passed
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Jenkins adjourned the meeting at 8:45 a.m.
Minutes were reported by Lorna Wells, Secretary
Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Committee Chair