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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 20, House Building
January 28, 2013
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Jack Draxler, Chair
Rep. Ken Ivory, Vice Chair
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Janice Fisher
Rep. Keith Grover
Rep. John Mathis
Rep. Mike Noel
Rep. Kraig Powell
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Lee Perry
STAFF PRESENT: Mr. Arthur Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
Ms. Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Chair Draxler called the meeting to order at 3:36 p.m.
Committee members were welcomed and asked to introduce themselves.
H.B. 44 Election Polling (Rep. G. Hughes)
Rep. Hughes introduced the bill to the committee, assisted by Bradley Daw, former state
Spoke in favor of the bill: Vik Arnold, Utahns for Ethical Government
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Brian Chapman, BCR Political Consulting
MOTION: Rep. Noel moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 38 Campaign Contribution Amendments (Rep. K. Powell)
Rep. Powell introduced the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Powell moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep.
Grover, Rep. Mathis, and Rep. Noel voting in opposition to the bill.
H.B. 260 Party Affiliation Amendments (Rep. K. Powell)
This bill was not considered.
H.B. 262 Unaffiliated Voter Amendments (Rep. C. Hall)
Rep. Hall introduced the bill to the committee. Two handouts were provided to committee
Spoke in favor of the bill: Ivan DuBois, Executive Director, Utah Republican Party
MOTION: Rep. Powell moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously
with Rep. Mathis absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Grover moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with
Rep. Mathis absent for the vote.
Chair Draxler adjourned the meeting at 4:44 p.m.
Rep. Jack Draxler, Chair