MINUTES OF THE
SENATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & WORKFORCE
215 Senate Building, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 18, 2015
Members Present: Sen. Aaron Osmond, Chair
Sen. Jani Iwamoto
Sen. Scott K. Jenkins
Sen. Karen Mayne
Sen. Ann. Millner
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.
Sen. Osmond assumed the Committee Chair and called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
MOTION: Sen. Iwamoto moved to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2015 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Millner absent for the vote.
S.B. 179 Amendments to Economic Development (B. Shiozawa)
Sen. Shiozawa explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.
Val Hale, Executive Director, GOED further clarified the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed
unanimously with Sen. Milner absent for the vote.
H.B. 22 1st Sub. Tourism Marketing Performance Amendments (B. Wilson)
Rep. Wilson explained the bill to the committee.
Vicki Verela, Utah Office of Tourism further clarified the bill and answered questions from the committee.
Nan Anderson, Executive Director, Utah Tourism Industry Association spoke in support of the
MOTION: Sen. Iwamoto moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Sen. Iwamoto moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Osmond adjourned the meeting at 8:35 a.m.
Sen. Aaron Osmond, Chair