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MINUTES OF THE
SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
Room 250, State Capitol
February 1, 2013
Members Present: Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair
Sen. Patricia W. Jones
Sen. Luz Robles
Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher
Sen. Todd Weiler
Members Absent: Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart
Staff Present: Mr. Nathan Brady, Policy Analyst
Ms. Nancy A. Skidmore, Committee Secretary
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Madsen called the meeting to order at 2:13 p.m.
Approval of Minutes
MOTION: Sen. Weiler moved to approve the minutes of Jan 29 and Jan 30, 2013.
S.B. 18 Child Custody Proceedings (L. Robles)
Sen. Robles presented and explained this bill.
Spoke for the bill: Mr. Brian Garrett
Mr. Dan Deuel, Executive Director, American Parental Action League
Spoke against the bill: Mr. Peter Connon, Utah Eagle Forum
Ms. Jackie De Gaston, Provo Chair, Eagle Forum
Sen. Jones moved to pass S.B. 18 out favorably. The motion passed
SB0135 Involuntary Commitment Amendments (T. Weiler)
Sen Weiler presented and explained this bill.
Spoke to the bill: Adam Trupp, Utah Association for Counties
Spoke against the bill: Sherrie Rawlings
Joe Call asked a point of clarification to the sponsor .
Richard Schwermer, Administrative Office of the Courts, asked a point of clarification to the
MOTION: Sen. Weiler moved to pass S.B. 135 out favorably. The motion passed
MOTION: Sen. Weiler moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Madsen adjourned the meeting at 3:34. p.m.
Minutes reported by Nancy A. Skidmore, Secretary.
Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair