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Room 450 State Capitol

February 7, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair
            Rep. Becky Edwards, Vice Chair
            Rep. Johnny Anderson
            Rep. Jack R. Draxler
            Rep. James A. Dunnigan
            Rep. Michael T. Morley
            Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson
            Rep. Dixon M. Pitcher
            Rep. Marie H. Poulson
            Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig
            Rep. Larry B. Wiley

MEMBER ABSENT:        Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom

STAFF PRESENT:        Mr. Joseph Wade, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Karen Mitchell, Committee Secretary

Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Vice Chair Edwards called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the February 6, 2012 meeting. The     motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

H.B. 105    Official Voter Register Amendments (Rep. M. Newbold)

Rep. Newbold introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Zachary Brock, Student, Bingham High School
        Mr. Dillon Ostlund, Student, Bingham High School
        Mr. Mark Thomas, Lieutenant Governor's Office
MOTION:    Rep. Pitcher moved to pass H.B. 105 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

H.B. 94    Government Competition with Private Enterprise (Rep. J. Anderson)

Rep. Anderson introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 7, Line 211 through Page 8, Line 216 :    

             211          (2)
  (a)       "Government entity" means:

{   (a)   }        (i)       the state;

{   (b)   }        (ii)       an entity of the state, including a branch, department, office, division, authority,

             214      commission, or board;
{   (c)   }        (iii)       an independent entity; or

{   (d)   }        (iv)       a political subdivision.

  (b) "Government entity" does not mean:

    (i) the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, established in Section 53C-1-201; or
    (ii) a laboratory established or provided by:
    (A) the Department of Health, created in Section 26-1-4; or
    (B) the Department of Public Safety, created in Section 53-1-103.  

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Matt Piccolo, Sutherland Institute
                Ms. Candace Daly, State Director, National Federation of Independent              Business
        Mr. Royce Van Tassell, Utah Taxpayers Association
        Ms. Natalie Parkin, Utah Beauty Schools
Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Lincoln Shurts, Utah League of Cities and Towns
            Mr. Dave Buhler, Utah System of Higher Education
            Mr. Mark Anderson, Utah Association of Special Districts
            Mr. Adam Trupp, Utah Association of Counties
            Mr. Mike Haddon, Utah Department of Corrections
                    Ms. Patti Harrington, Utah School Boards Association/Utah School Superintendents Association

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to return H.B. 94 as amended to the Rules Committee and          recommend it be placed in Interim Study. The motion passed with Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.            

H.B. 279    Utah Schools Seismic Hazard Inventory (Rep. L. Wiley)

Rep. Wiley introduced the bill to the committee and provided handouts.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Barry Welliver, Structural Engineers Association of Utah
        Ms. Tibby Milne, Utah PTA
        Ms. Patti Harrington, Utah School Boards Association/ Utah School              Superintendents Association

MOTION:    Rep. Poulson moved to pass H.B. 279 out favorably.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to hold H.B. 279 . The Substitute Motion passed with Rep.     
    Poulson, Rep. Seelig, and Rep. Wiley voting in opposition. Rep. Sandstrom was          absent for the vote.    

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with     Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Edwards adjourned the meeting at 6:12 p.m.

                    Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair