MINUTES OF THE
SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Room 250, Utah State Capitol
February 8, 2016
Members Present: Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Chair
Sen. Gene Davis
Sen. Luz Escamilla
Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher
Sen. Todd Weiler
Member Excused: Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
Members Absent: Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart
Staff Present: Mr. Nathan Brady, Policy Analyst
Ms. Lorna Wells, 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 3:37 p.m.
MOTION: Sen. Weiler moved to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2016 and February 4, 2016 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis and Sen. Escamilla absent for the vote.
S.B. 90 Falsification of Information in a Protective Order Proceeding (Sen. A. Jackson)
Sen. Jackson explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to replace SB 90 with 3rd Substitute SB 90. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis and Sen. Escamilla absent for the vote.
Spoke for the bill: Mr. Dan Deuel, Chair Legislative Affairs, National Parents Organization
Ms. Dani Hartvigsen, Coalition for Preservation of Family Values
Sen. Madsen relinquished the chair to Sen. Davis.
Spoke for the bill: Ms. Jacqueline de Gaston, attorney
Mr. Scott Hagerman, Parent
Mr. Clark Aposhian, Parent
Mr. Jarom Bishop, attorney
Ms. Maryann Christensen, Exec. Director Utah Eagle Forum
Spoke against the bill: Ms. Martha Pierce, Utah Offices of Guardian ad Litem
Ms. Lorie Fowlke, Chair Legislative Committee Family Law
Section, Utah Bar
Ms. Kit Gruelle, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
Mr. Spencer Banks, Attorney, Utah Crime Victims Unit
Mr. James Swink, Chair, Crimes Victims Council
MOTION: Sen. Madsen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with Sen. Madsen and Sen. Thatcher voting in favor of the motion; Sen. Escamilla, Sen. Davis and Sen. Weiler voting in opposition.
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Acting Chair Davis adjourned the meeting at 5:20 p.m.
Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Chair