MINUTES OF THE
SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Room 250, Utah State Capitol
March 4, 2015
Members Present: Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Chair
Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher
Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart
Sen. Todd Weiler
Member Excused: Sen. Gene Davis
Sen. Luz Escamilla
Members Absent: Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
Staff Present: Mr. Nathan Brady, Policy Analyst
Ms. Nancy Skidmore, Committee Secretary
NOTE: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Madsen called the meeting to order at 8:47 a.m.
S.B. 276 Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention in Public Schools (Sen. T. Weiler)
Sen. Weiler explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: Debi Tabor, Director of Advocacy, Utah PTA
Spoke for the bill: Jeremy Roberts
Clark Aposhian, Chairman, Utah Shooting Sports Council
Jonathan Campbell, Police Officer, South Jordan
Wade Farraway, Assistant Attorney General
Sylvia Andersen, Board Member, Gun Safety Council
MOTION: Sen. Weiler moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla, Sen. Davis, and Sen. Hillyard absent for the vote.
H.B. 244 Alimony Support Amendments (Rep. K. Stratton)
Rep. Stratton explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: Rick Schwermer, Administrative Office of the Courts
Spoke for the bill: Dani Hartvigsen, Coalition for the Preservation of Family Values
Laura Bunker, President, United Families International
Spoke against the bill: Stewart Ralphs, League Aid Society of Salt Lake
Dan Deul, National Parents Organization of Utah
H.B. 288 Line-of-duty Death Benefits for Peace Officers and Firefighters (Rep. P. Ray)
This bill was not considered
H.B. 300 Firearm and Dangerous Weapons Amendments (Rep. B. Greene)
This bill was not considered.
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla, Sen. Davis, and Sen Hillyard absent for the vote.
Chair Madsen adjourned the meeting 10:00 a.m.
Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Chair