MINUTES OF THE

SENATE BUSINESS AND LABOR STANDING COMMITTEE

215 Senate Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

February 4, 2014

 

 

Members Present:†††† Sen. Curtis S. Bramble, Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Gene Davis

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Deidre Henderson

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. David P. Hinkins

††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Sen. Karen Mayne

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. John L. Valentine

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Todd Weiler

 

Staff Present:†††††††††††† Mr. Bryant Howe, Committee Analyst

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Karen Allred, Committee Secretary

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

 

Chair Bramble called the meeting to order at.8:00 a.m.

 

S.B. 147†††††† Residential Renterís Deposits Amendments(P. Jones)

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Hinkins moved to adopt 1st Sub.S.B. 147.The motion passed unanimously.

 

Sen. Jones explained the bill to the committee:

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Paul Smith Executive Director, Utah Apartment Association

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tara Rollins, Executive Director, Utah Housing Coalition

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Forrest Andreason Hansen, Landlord

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MOTION:††††††††††††††† Sen. Mayne moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

 

S.B. 145†††††† Background Check Amendments(C. Bramble)

 

Sen. Bramble explained the bill to the committee.

 

MOTION:Sen. Bramblemoved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine and Sen. Weiler absent for the vote.

 

S.B.129††††† Insurance Amendments(C. Bramble)

 

Sen. Bramble explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:Todd Keyser, Commissioner, Department of Insurance

 

MOTION:††††† Sen.Bramble moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine absent for the vote.

 

S.B.156††††† Construction Trades Licensing Act Amendments(C. Bramble)

 

Sen. Bramble explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill: ††††† Nathan Wilcox, General Counsel, Vivint, Inc.

 

MOTION:†† Sen.Hinkins moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine absent for the vote.

 

MOTION: ††Sen. Bramble moved that S.B. 156 be placed on the Consent Calendar.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine absent for the vote.

 

S.B.143††††† State Building Code Amendments(T. Weiler)

 

Sen. Weiler explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke to the bill:†††††††† Mike Durfee, Chief Building Official, Salt Lake County

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Candace Daly, National Federation of Independent Business

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brenda Scharman, Utah Beauty Schools

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mila Whetman, Personal Trainer

 

Spoke against the bill: Brent Ursenback, Building Code Official, Salt Lake County

 

Two handouts were distributed.

 

MOTION:Sen. Weiler moved to proceed to the next item on the Agenda.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine absent for the vote.

S.B.130††††† Trust Deed Foreclosure Amendments(W. Harper)

 

Sen. Harper explained the bill to the committee and the following amendment was distributed:

 

1.†††††††† Page 6, Lines 153 through 154:

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 153††††††† (b)a beneficiary of the trust deed after ††{the beneficiary sells}the trust propertyis †††††††† sold to a bona

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 154 fide purchaser.

 

 

Sen, Weilermoved to adopt the amendment.The motion passed unanimously with Sen Davis absent for the vote.

 

Spoke for the bill: Scott Lundberg, Foreclosure Attorney

 

MOTION:Sen. Valentine moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

 

S.B.127††††† Labor Commission Decision Amendments(K. Mayne)

 

Sen. Mayne explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Dennis Lloyd, Workers Compensation

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Valentine moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Weiler moved to place S.B.127on the Consent Calendar.The motion passed unanimously.

 

S.B.133††††† Benefit Corporation Amendments(J. Valentine)

 

Sen. Valentine explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Steve Klass, Executive Director, Klass Strategies

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Davis Smith, CEO Cotopaxi

†††††††††††††††††††† Patrick Mullen, Associate Director,James Lee Sorenson Global Investing††††††††† Center

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Terri Holland, Executive Director, Utah Medical Training Center

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MOTION:††††† Sen. Valentine moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

 

S.B.160††††† Workerís Compensation Amendments( J. Valentine)

 

Sen. Valentine explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Dennis Lloyd, Workerís Compensation Fund

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stan Mead, Senior Settlement Specialist

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Bramblemoved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

 

S.B.123†††† Interlocal Cooperation Act Revisions(J. Valentine)

 

Sen. Valentine explained the bill to the committee.

 

MOTION:Sen. Bramble moved to amend the bill as follows:

 

1.†††††††† Page 2, Lines 40 through 45:

 


††††††††††††††††††††††† 40†††††††††† (ii)[Before and on May 1, 2014, "taxed] "Taxed interlocal entity" includes an

††††††††††††††††††††††† 41†† †††††† interlocal entity that:

††††††††††††††††††††††† 42†††††††††† (A) ††{(I)}††was created before 1981 for the purpose of providing power supply at wholesale

††††††††††††††††††††††† 43†† †††††† to its members; ††{or

††††††††††††††††††††††† 44†††††††††† (II)is described in Subsection 11-13-204(7);}

††††††††††††††††††††††† 45†††††††††† (B)does not receive a payment of funds from a federal agency or office, state agency or

 

The motion passed unanimously.

 

MOTION:†† Sen.Valentine moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

 

S.B. 124Financial Institution and Services Amendments(C. Bramble), S.B. 162Secondhand Sales Amendments(D. Thatcher), and S.B. 153Association Foreclosure Amendments(S. Urquhart) were not considered.

MOTION:†† Sen. Hinkins moved to adjourn.The motion passed unanimously.

 

Chair Bramble adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.

 

 

 

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Sen. Curtis S. Bramble, Chair