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i_wmrc_2017a_2017-10-27t09:46:04z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 10/27/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

Action on Committee Legislation



WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment E). The motion p

Refer Draft Bill #1, as amended, to Legislative Co
Pass Without Objection

PASS







09:46 AM -- Action on Committee Legislation



Representative Becker gave an update regarding the committee's agenda. Copies of draft bills #1 and #2 and fiscal notes for the bills were distributed to the committee (Attachments A through D).



171027 AttachA.pdf171027 AttachA.pdf171027 AttachB.pdf171027 AttachB.pdf171027 AttachC.pdf171027 AttachC.pdf171027 AttachD.pdf171027 AttachD.pdf



09:47 AM



Senator Jones presented draft bill #1, which continues the Wildfire Matters Review Committee until 2025. Senator Jones discussed amendments to the bill.



09:51 AM --
Mike Morgan, representing the Division of Fire Prevention and Control within the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of extending the committee. Director Morgan stated that there are significant issues in the state regarding wildfires. He responded to questions from the committee.



09:55 AM



Kate Meyer, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions regarding amendments to draft bill #1. Committee discussion on the charge of the committee ensued. Amendment L.001 (Attachment E) was distributed to the committee.



171027 AttachE.pdf171027 AttachE.pdf

BILL: Action on Committee Legislation
TIME: 10:00:41 AM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Carver
VOTE
Carver
Cooke
Coram
Hamner
Jones
Merrifield
Singer
Thurlow
Baumgardner
Becker K.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 REMOTE PARTICIPATION: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: Action on Committee Legislation
TIME: 10:02:41 AM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Refer Draft Bill #1, as amended, to Legislative Council for approval as an interim committee bill. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Carver
VOTE
Carver
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Coram
Yes
Hamner
Yes
Jones
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Becker K.
Yes
YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 REMOTE PARTICIPATION: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







10:03 AM




The committee discussed the sponsorship of the bill. The bill will start in the Senate, with Senators Jones and Cooke as co-prime Senate sponsors and Representatives Thurlow and Exum as co-prime House sponsors. The remaining committee members were added as cosponsors.



10:07 AM



Ms. Meyers asked clarifying questions regarding the bill draft.








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