Joint Agriculture, Public Lands and Water Resources Interim Committee

Thursday and Friday, October 26 and 27, 2006

University of Wyoming Extension

Crook County Courthouse

309 Cleveland

Sundance, Wyoming


Times are tentative and subject to change without notice.  If the Committee finishes one topic, they will proceed to the next topic.


Thursday, October 26, 2006

8:30 a.m.         Call to order/Roll Call

                        Approval of September Minutes


8:35 a.m.         Report #544 – Bio-Security Task Force

                        John Etchepare, Chairman of Bio-Security Task Force


9:00 p.m.         Office of State Lands and Investments - Lynne Boomgaarden, Director

                        Report # 545 - Report from Task Force on Office of State Lands Trust Programs

                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0058.W5 – State lands.


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0060.W5 – State trust lands task force.


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0061.W4 – State trust land management account.


10:30 a.m.       Break


10:45 a.m.       Eminent Domain

                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0022.W1 – Urban renewal.


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0023.W5 – Eminent domain.


12:00 p.m.       Lunch


1:30 p.m.         Eminent Domain (Continued)


3:00 p.m.         Break

3:15 p.m.        Livestock Board

                                    Dr. Dwayne Oldham, State Veterinarian, Jim Schwartz, Director

                                    Update on livestock and wildlife diseases

                        Report # 523 – Report from Brands Task Force

                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0225.W4 – Livestock and brands.


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0226.W4 – Livestock brand inspectors.


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0227.W2 – Voluntary equine brand inspections.


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0165.W2 – Livestock board.


5:00 p.m.         Recess for the day




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Friday, October 27, 2006

8:00 a.m.         Call to order

8:05 a.m.         Department of Agriculture –John Etchepare, Director

                        Report #543, Accomplishments of county predator management boards & ADMB


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0024.W2 – Board of agriculture.


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0025.W2 – Wheat marketing commission.


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0026.W4 – Seed laws.


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0164.W4 – Nursery stock.


Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0098.W3 – Direct supervision of pesticide applications.

                                    Todd Graus – Green Turf Lawnscapes


10:00  a.m.      Break


10:45 a.m.       Department of Agriculture (Continued)


12:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:30 p.m.         State Engineer's Office

            Pat Tyrrell, State Engineer


Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0027.W4 – Water well drilling and pump installation licensure.


Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0028.W3 – Instream flow-Fremont Lake pilot project.


                        Proposed Legislation – 07LSO-0202.C1 – State engineer rulemaking authority.


3:00 p.m.         Break

3:45 p.m.         Water Development

                        Mike Besson, Director Water Development Office

                        Irrigation Projects

                                    Gorden Meadow and Lee Arrington, Midvale Irrigation District

                        Horse Creek Conservation District – Update

Lon Eisenbarth, President of Board of Directors, Horse Creek Conservation District


4:45 p.m.         Other business [from Committee members]

                        Agency concerns

                        Public Comment


Adjourn upon completion of Committee business.

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