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MINUTES OF THE SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS &

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS STANDING COMMITTEE

ROOM 415 STATE CAPITOL

FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Members Present:

Sen. Margaret Dayton, Chair Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa Sen. Daniel Thatcher Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassel!

Members Excused:

Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard

Pres. Wayne L. Niederhauser Sen. Luz Robles

Staff Present: Mr. Rich North, Policy Analyst

Ms. Karen C. Allred, Committee Secretary

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

Chair Dayton called the meeting to order at 8:09 a.m.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to approve the minutes of the February 26, 2013 meeting.

The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

S.B. 77 Availability of Government Information (Sen. D. Henderson)

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassel! moved to replace S.B. 77 with 1st Sub. S.B. 77. The motion

passed unanimously with Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

Sen. Henderson introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke in favor of the bill: Mr. Adam Trupp, Association of Cities and Counties

Sen. Todd Weiler, Utah State Senate

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassel' moved to amend to bill as follows:

line 25: delete "to comply until January 1, 2015"

MOTION WITHDRAWN

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassel] moved to pass 1st Sub. S.B. 77 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 231 Political Action Committee Amendments (Sen. E. Vickers)

Sen. Vickers introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass S.B. 231 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to place S.B. 231 on the Consent Calendar. The motion

passed unanimously.

S.B. 241 Disclosure Requirements for Midterm Vacancy Candidates (Sen. T. Weiler)

Sen. Weiler introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke in favor of the bill: Mr. Mark Thomas, Chief Deputy, Lieutenant Governor's Office

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassel] moved to pass S.B. 241 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 125 Interstate Local Emergency Response Act (Rep. C. Oda) (Sen. D. Henderson)

Rep. Oda introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke in favor of the bill: Chief Kevin Ward, Fire Chief, Layton, Utah State Fire Chiefs Association

MOTION: Sen. Tatcher moved to pass H.B. 125 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Tatcher moved to place H.B. 125 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 223 Emergency Management Funding Amendments (Rep. C. Oda) (Sen. D.

Henderson)

Rep. Oda introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke in favor of the bill: Lieutenant Colonel Matt Price, Liaison, Utah National Guard

Mr. Kris Hamlet, Deputy Director, Utah Department of Public Safety

MOTION: Sen. Shiozawa moved to pass H.B. 223 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to place H.B. 223 on the Consent Calendar. The motion

passed unanimously.

S.B. 223 State Senate Boundary Amendments (Sen. R. Okerlund)

Sen. Okerlund introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke to the bill: Mr. Jerry Howe, Legislative Research and General Counsel

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to pass S.B. 223 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassel' moved to place S.B. 223 on the Consent Calendar. The motion

passed unanimously.

S.B. 224 State Board of Education Boundary Amendments (Sen. R. Okerlund)

Sen. Okerlund introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke to the bill: Mr. Jerry Howe, Legislative Research and General Counsel

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to pass S.B. 224 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassel] moved to place S.B. 224 on the Consent Calendar. The motion

passed unanimously.

2nd Sub. H.B. 99 Reports to Legislature and Governor Amendments (Rep. P. Arent)

(Sen. T. Weiler)

Rep. Arent introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke in favor of the bill: Mr. John Dougall, Utah State Auditor

MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass 2nd Sub. H.B. 99 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to place 2nd Sub. H.B. 99 on the Consent Calendar.

MOTION WITHDRAWN

H.B. 195 Budgetary Procedures Act Revisions (Rep. K. Ivory) (Sen. S. Urquhart)

Rep. Ivory introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to pass KB. 195 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to place H.B. 195 on the Consent Calendar. The motion

passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Dayton adjourned the meeting at 9:00 a.m.

Minutes reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.

Sen. Mar ret Dayton, Co4mittee Chair