MINUTES OF THE

SENATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & WORKFORCE SERVICES
STANDING COMMITTEE

215 Senate Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

March 5, 2014

 

Members Present:†††† Sen. Aaron Osmond, Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Patricia W. Jones

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

††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Sen. Stuart C. Reid

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Members Excused:††† Sen. Peter C. Knudson

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Ralph Okerlund

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Jerry W. Stevenson

 

Staff Present: ††††††††††† Mr. Ben Christensen, Policy Analyst

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

 

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

 

Committee Chair Osmond called the meeting to order at 4:16 p.m.

 

MOTION:Sen. Mayne moved to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2014 meeting.The motion passed unanimously.

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H.B.90†††††† Women in the Economy Commission (J. Seelig)

 

Rep. Seelig explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Carrie Mayne, Department of Workforce Services

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elaine Augustine, Business Owner

 

Spoke against the bill:Dalane England, Citizen

 

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

1st Sub. H.B. 320††† Educatorsí Professional Learning†† (B. Last)

 

Sen. Last explained the bill to the committee assisted by Sydney Dixon, Utah State Office of

Education.

 

Spoke for the bill: ††††† Kristi Swett, Utah School Board Association

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Sara Jones, Director, Utah Education Association

 

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

 

H.B.386†††† Repeal of Utah History Endowment Fund†† (M. Brown)

 

Rep. Brown explained the bill to the committee.

 

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

 

MOTION:Sen. Reid moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar.The motion passed unanimously.

 

S.B.263††††† Small Business Innovation Research††(J. Stevenson)

 

MOTION:Sen. Reid moved to adopt 1st Sub. S.B. 263.The motion passed unanimously.

 

Kevin Jessing, Governorís Office of Economic Development explained the bill to the committee.

 

Brandi Simpson, Chief Business Officer, Navigen further explained the bill.

 

Spoke for the bill:Kimball Thompson, CEO at BioUtah

 

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

††††††††††††††††††† with Sen. Mayne absent for the vote.

 

H.C.R.3†††† Concurrent Resolution on Unmanned Aircraft Systems(V. Peterson)

 

Rep. Peterson explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:Vincent Mikolay, Governorís Office of Economic Development

 

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

 

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

 

Chair Osmond adjourned the meeting at 5:01 p.m.

 

 

 

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Sen. Aaron Osmond, Chair