MINUTES OF THE

SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 415, Utah State Capitol

March 10, 2015

 

Members Present: Sen. Margaret Dayton, Chair

Sen. Luz Escamilla

Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard

Sen. David P. Hinkins

Sen. Alvin B. Jackson

Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher

 

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 2:18 p.m.

 

MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to approve the minutes of the March 9, 2015 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla, Sen. Hillyard and Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

 

S.B. 300 Rate Committee Amendments (Sen. D. Hinkins)

 

Sen. Hinkins explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke to the bill: Mr. Mark VanOrden, Executive Director, Department of Technology Services

Ms. Debbie Cragun, Executive Director, Department of Human Resource Management

 

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

 

2nd Sub. H.B. 104 Cow-share Program Amendments (Rep. M. Roberts)

 

Rep. Roberts explained the bill to the committee.

 

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

1. Page 3, Lines 75 through 76

House Committee Amendments

3-3-2015:


75 (c) an arrangement under which the person receives raw milk for personal

76 [consumption.] use not to be sold or distributed Ĥ {[} in a retail environment {]} or for profit Ĥ ; and

 

The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard absent for the vote.

 

Spoke for the bill: Mr. Dan McDowell, citizen

Mr. Connor Boyack, President, Libertas Institute

Ms. Kate Bradshaw, Vice President, Utah Food Industry Association

Mr. Mike Kohler, Manager, Dairy Producers of Utah

Ms. Karianne Lisonbee, citizen

Ms. Sara Patterson, Red Acre Farm

Mr. Leland Geiger, citizen

Mr. Scott Ericson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Food

 

Spoke against the bill: Mr. Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau

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

 

2nd Sub. H.B. 89 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Amendments (Rep. K. Powell)

 

Rep. Powell explained the bill to the committee.

 

Sen. Dayton relinquished the Chair to Sen. Hinkins.

 

Spoke against the bill: Mr. John T. Nielsen, Capitol Hill Association

 

MOTION: Sen. Jackson moved to proceed with the next agenda. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Dayton, Sen. Escamilla and Sen. Hillyard absent for the vote.

 

1st Sub. H.B. 388 Disaster Recovery for Local Governments (Rep. C. Oda)

 

Rep. Oda explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill: Mr. Kris Hamlet, Director, Division of Emergency Management

Mr. Jim Buchanan, citizen

 

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

 

 

 

 

MOTION: Sen. Jackson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Chair Hinkins adjourned the meeting at 3:35 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Sen. Margaret Dayton, Chair