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i_wmrc_2017a_2017-10-27t09:46:04z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 10/27/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

Further Action on Draft Bills



WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Draft Bill #2 to Legislative Council for app

Refer the draft resolution to Legislative Council
PASS

PASS







10:08 AM -- Further Action on Draft Bills



Representative Hamner discussed draft bill #2 (Attachment C). The bill concerns statutory provisions enacted to promote the extinguishment of unattended fires.



10:11 AM



Bob Lackner, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee regarding draft bill #2. Members of the committee commented on the bill. Mr. Lackner responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill's changes to existing penalties related to the extinguishment of unattended fires.



10:14 AM --
Mike Morgan, Division of Fire Control and Prevention in the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the existing statute and the need to promote responsible use of lands.

BILL: Further Action on Draft Bills
TIME: 10:16:50 AM
MOVED: Hamner
MOTION: Refer Draft Bill #2 to Legislative Council for approval as an interim committee bill. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Merrifield
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





10:17 AM



The committee discussed the sponsorship of the bill. The bill will start as a House Bill with Representatives Hamner and Carver as co-prime House sponsors and Senators Merrifield and Coram as co-prime Senate sponsors. Representatives Singer, Thurlow, and Becker and Senators Cooke and Jones were added as cosponsors.



10:19 AM



Mr. Lackner discussed the draft bill's safety clause.





10:20 AM



Senator Jones requested that the committee sponsor a resolution. The language of the resolution was distributed to the committee (Attachment F).



171027 AttachF.pdf171027 AttachF.pdf

BILL: Further Action on Draft Bills
TIME: 10:22:13 AM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Refer the draft resolution to Legislative Council for approval as an interim committee resolution. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Merrifield
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







10:23 AM




The resolution will start in the Senate with Senators Jones and Baumgardner as co-prime Senate sponsors and Representatives Singer and Thurlow as co-prime House sponsors. The remaining members were added as cosponsors. The committee clarified that the Office of Legislative Legal Services has the authority to make technical changes to the resolution, including converting it to a memorial.








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