The House Committee on Natural Resources

82nd Legislature

November 2, 2011

9:00 a.m.

E2.010

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on October 20, 2011, the House Committee on Natural Resources met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Ritter, at 9:06 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Ritter; Beck; Hopson; Keffer; Larson; Miller, Doug; and Price.

 

A quorum was present.


 

INTERIM CHARGE NUMBER 1

 

The chair laid out Interim Charge Number 1 which states, Monitor the ongoing statewide drought and the performance of state, regional, and local entities in addressing it. Examine the impact of the drought on the state water plan, including an evaluation of how well the state's existing water resources can meet demand, the need for additional funding sources to implement the plan, and the effectiveness of current drought planning and drought management policies. Identify short-term and long-term strategies to help the state better cope with drought and assess any obstacles, including state and federal regulations, to implementation of these strategies.

 

(Chair recognized Representative Howard and Representative Workman now present for discussion by permission of the chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Lucio III now present.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Hopson in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Ritter in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)

 

At 5:25 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Ritter, Chair

 

 

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Elizabeth Fazio, Clerk