MINUTES OF THE

SENATE TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY
STANDING COMMITTEE

215 Senate Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

March 6, 2014

 

Members Present: Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell, Chair

Sen. Margaret Dayton

Sen. Wayne A. Harper

 

Members Excused: Sen. J. Stuart Adams

Sen. Karen Mayne

 

Staff Present: Mr. Art Hunsaker, Policy Analyst

Ms. Karen Allred, Committee Secretary

 

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

 

Chair Van Tassell called the meeting to order at 4:14 p.m.

 

MOTION: Sen. Harper moved to approve the minutes of the March 5, 2014 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Dayton absent for the vote.

 

H.B. 130 Mobility and Pedestrian Vehicles (J. Mathis)

 

Rep. Mathis explained the bill to the committee:

 

Spoke for the bill: Kris Fawson, Co-Director, Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities

 

MOTION: Sen. Harper moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Datyon absent for the vote.

 

MOTION: Sen. Harper moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Dayton absent for the vote.

 

1st Sub. S.B. 360 Display of License Plates (M. Wheatley)

 

MOTION: Sen. Harper moved to adopt 2nd S. H.B. 360. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Dayton absent for the vote.

 

Rep. Wheatley explained the bill to the committee.

 

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

 

 

 

2nd Sub. H.B. 256 Adoption Records Access Amendments (J. Nielson))

 

Rep. Nielson explained the bill to the committee.

 

Senator Dayton assumed the Committee Chair.

 

MOTION: Sen. Harper moved to adopt the following amendments:

 

1.      Page 13a, Lines 392w through 392ag

House Floor Amendments

3-3-2014:


392w relinquishment under Subsection (1) or (2).

392x (4) (a) At the time of a birth mother's consent to adoption of a child, or relinquishment of a

392y child for adoption, a person authorized by Subsection (1) or (2) to take consents or relinquishments

392z shall notify the birth mother that :

(i) adoption documents shall be made available for inspection and

392aa copying in accordance with Subsection 78B-6-141(3), unless the birth mother declines to permit

392ab identifying information to be made available for inspection and copying ; and

(ii) the birth mother may decline to permit identifying information to be made available for inspection and copying .

392ac (b) {If } After determining that the birth mother declines to permit identifying information to be made available for

392ad inspection and copying, the person authorized by Subsection (1) or (2) to take consents or

392ae relinquishments shall assist the birth mother with filing a written document that states the birth

392af mother's refusal in accordance with Subsection 78B-6-141(3).

392af1 Ĥ (c) This Subsection (4) does not apply to a parent or a parent's designee who safely

392af2 relinquishes a newborn child pursuant to Section 62A-4a-802. Ĥ

392ag [(4)] (5) A person, authorized by Subsection (1) or (2) to take consents or relinquishments,


 

2.      Page 13a, Lines 392am through 393

House Floor Amendments

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392am [(6)] (7) A signature described in Subsection (1)(b), (1)(c), (2)(a), or (2)(b), shall be:

392an (a) notarized; or

392ao (b) witnessed by two individuals who are not members of the birth mother's or the signatory's

392ap immediate family.

(8) (a) At the beginning of the adoption process, a person authorized by a child-placing agency to take consents or relinquishments under Subsection (1)(c) or (2)(a) shall notify the birth mother that:

(i) adoption documents shall be made available for inspection and copying in accordance with Subsection 78B-6-141(3), unless the birth mother declines to permit identifying information to be made available for inspection and copying; and

(ii) the birth mother may decline to permit identifying information to be made available for inspection and copying.

(b) After determining that the birth mother declines to permit identifying information to be made available for inspection and copying, the person authorized by a child-placing agency to take consents or relinquishments under Subsection (1)(c) or (2)(a) shall assist the birth mother with filing a written document that states the birth mother's refusal in accordance with Subsection 78B-6-141(3).

393 [Section 8.] Section 9. Ĥ Section 78B-6-141 is amended to read:

 

The motion passed unanimously with Committee Chair Van Tassell absent for the vote.

 

MOTION: Sen. Harper moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended.

 

SUBSTITUDE MOTION: Sen. Harper moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Chair Van Tassell absent for the vote.

 

Acting Chair Dayton adjourned the meeting at 4:35.

 

 

 

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Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell, Chair