MINUTES OF THE

SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 415, Utah State Capitol

March 4, 2015

 

Members Present:†††† Sen. Margaret Dayton, Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Luz Escamilla

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

††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Sen. Alvin B. Jackson

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher

 

Members Absent:††††† Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard

 

Staff Present: ††††††††††† Rich North, Policy Analyst

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Brooke Parrish, Committee Secretary

 

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

 

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

 

H.B. 251 Sub. 1††††††††† Amendments to the Interlocal Act (Rep. Johnny Anderson)

 

Rep. Anderson explained the bill to the committee.

 

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to adopt the following amendment:

1.†††† Page 17, Lines 516 through 519:†††††††††††


†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† †††† 516†† (f)the process, conditions, and terms for withdrawal of a participating public agency

†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† †††† 517from the interlocal entity or the joint or cooperative undertaking; ††{and}

†††††† ††††††††††††††††††† (g)(i) whether voting is based upon one vote per member or weighted; and

†††† (ii) if weighted voting is allowed, the basis upon which the vote weight will be determined; and

†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† †††† 518†† [(f)] ††{(g)}††(h)††any other necessary and proper matters.

†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† †††† 519†† (2)Each agreement under Section 11-13-203 or 11-13-205 that creates an interlocal

 

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

 

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to pass the bill as amended out favorably.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla and Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

 

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to approve the minutes of the March 3, 2015 meeting.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla and Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.††††

 

H.B. 242††††† State and Local Government Employee Policies (Rep. J. Miller)

 

Rep. Miller explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††††††††††††††† Ms. Nan Streeter, Utah Department of Health

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Todd Losser, Director, UPEA

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Lacy Smith, citizen

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Stephanie Pitcher, citizen

 

MOTION:Sen. Escamilla moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed with Sen. Dayton voting in opposition and Sen. Jackson absent for the vote.

 

H.B. 245††††† Incorporation Process for Cities and Towns (Rep. M. Brown)

 

Sen. Dayton relinquished the Chair to Sen. Hinkins.

 

Rep. Brown explained the bill to the committee.††††††

 

MOTION:Sen. Thatcher moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Dayton and Sen. Jackson absent for the vote.

 

MOTION:Sen. Thatcher moved the bill be placed on the Consent Calendar.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Dayton and Sen. Jackson absent for the vote.

 

H.B. 321 Sub. 1††††††††† Vote by Mail Revisions (Rep. J. Westwood)

 

Rep. Westwood explained the bill to the committee.

 

Sen. Hinkins relinquished the Chair to Sen. Dayton.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Mr. Mark Thomas, Chief Deputy/Director of Elections, Utah Lieutenant Governorís Office

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Arie Van DeGraaff, Analyst, Utah Association of Counties

 

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

 

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved the bill be placed on the Consent Calendar.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jackson absent for the vote.

 

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

 

Chair Dayton adjourned the meeting at 4:54 p.m.

 

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Sen. Margaret Dayton, Chair