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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 :
(a) "Government entity" means:
an entity of the state, including a branch, department, office,
214 commission, or board;
an independent entity; or
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