Room 445, State Capitol

February 6, 2015

Members Present:    Rep. Lee B. Perry, Chair

                                    Rep. Douglas V. Sagers, Vice Chair

                                    Rep. Joel K. Briscoe

                                    Rep. Melvin R. Brown

                                    Rep. Scott H. Chew

                                    Rep. Jack R. Draxler

                                    Rep. Susan Duckworth

                                    Rep. Steve G. Handy

                                    Rep. Timothy D. Hawkes

                                    Rep. Mike K. McKell

                                    Rep. Kraig Powell

                                    Rep. Scott D. Sandall

                                    Rep. Mike Schultz      

Members Excused:   Rep. Michael E. Noel 

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

Vice Chair Sagers called the meeting to order at 2:06 p.m.

Martina Barnes, Utah State Liaison, United States Forest Service, announced a meeting with Nora Rasure, Regional Forester for the Intermountain Region, on February 9, 2015, in Room 415 of the State Capitol, and extended an invitation to the representatives to attend.


H.B. 104         Cow-Share Program Amendments (Rep. M. Roberts)

Rep. Roberts explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Sara Patterson, Red Acre Farm CSA, and Paula Milby, citizen.

Spoke for the bill:                   Linda Pipkin, citizen

                                                David Miller, citizen

                                                Connor Boyack, Libertas Institute

                                                Joseph Cheney, citizen

                                                Symbria Patterson, citizen

                                                Todd Macfarlane, citizen

                                                Michelle King, citizen

                                                Martha Levie, citizen

                                                Allen Levie, citizen

Spoke against the bill:            Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau

                                                LuAnn Adams, Commissioner, Utah Department of Agriculture                                                 and Food

                                                Allyn Nakashima, Epidemiologist, Utah Department of Health

                                                Todd Bingham, Utah Manufacturers Association

                                                David Davis, Utah Food Industry Association

                                                Maria Nye, Mountain View Dairy

                                                Mike Kohler, Dairy Producers of Utah


MOTION:     Rep. Sandall moved to hold the bill.


SUBSTITUTE MOTION:   Rep. Perry moved to replace H.B. 104 with 1st Sub. H.B. 104. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 64           Milk Sales Amendments (Rep. J. Anderegg)

H.B. 64 was not considered.


MOTION:     Rep. McKell moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed with Rep. Duckworth voting in opposition.

Vice Chair Sagers adjourned the meeting at 3:52 p.m. 

Lee B. Perry, Chair