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Room 445, State Capitol
February 25, 2014

Members Present:    Rep. Mike Noel, Chair
            Rep. Doug Sagers, Vice Chair
            Rep. Roger Barrus
            Rep. Joel Briscoe
            Rep. Kay Christofferson
            Rep. Jack Draxler
            Rep. Susan Duckworth
            Rep. Becky Edwards
            Rep. Steve Handy
            Rep. Ken Ivory
            Rep. John Mathis
            Rep. Mike McKell
            Rep. Merrill Nelson
            Rep. Ryan Wilcox
            Rep. Larry Wiley    

Members Absent:    Rep. Mel Brown     
Staff Present:    Mr. J Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
            Ms. An Bradshaw, Committee Secretary
NOTE:    A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes

Chair Noel called the meeting to order at 8:14 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to approve the minutes of the February 21, 2014 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Wilcox and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

H.R. 5    House Resolution on Clean-Burning Renewable Fuels (Rep. Johnny Anderson)

Rep. Anderson explained the resolution to the committee with the assistance of Jeff Peterson, Washakie Renewable Energy. Handouts titled "Biodiesel OEM Support" and "Vehicle Technologies Program" were provided to the committee.

Spoke for the resolution:    Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau

MOTION:    Rep. Briscoe moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barrus, Rep. Draxler, Rep. Duckworth, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

S.B. 114    Canal Safety Act (Sen. G. Davis)

Sen. Davis explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:        Kent Jones, State Engineer
                David Marble, Division of Water Rights
                Todd Adams, Division of Water Resources
                Gordon Younker, Utah Association of Conservation Districts

Spoke against the bill:    Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau
                Ivan Ray, Weber River Water Users Association and Davis and                 Weber Counties Canal Company; a letter was provided to the                 committee
                Terel Grimley, North Ogden Irrigation Company
                Carly Burton, Utah Water Users Association; a letter was provided                 to the committee
                Redge Johnson, citizen

MOTION:    Rep. McKell moved to hold the bill. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 68    Protection of State Park Resources (Rep. D. Pitcher)

At the request of the sponsor, this bill was not considered.

H.B. 133    Contingent Management for Federal Facilities (Rep. D. Lifferth)

At the request of the sponsor, this bill was not considered.
MOTION:    Rep. Wilcox moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.        

Chair Noel adjourned the meeting at 9:47 a.m.


Mike E. Noel, Chair