MINUTES OF THE

SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & POLITICAL

SUBDIVISIONS STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 415, Utah State Capital

February 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Staff Present:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Megan Bolin, Policy Analyst

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Lori Brinkerhoff, 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 4:06 p.m.

 

S.B 184††††††††† Procurement Code Modifications (Sen. Jenkins)

Sen. Jenkins explained the bill to the committee with the help of Kent D. Beers, Director for the Utah Division of Purchasing.

Spoke against the bill: ††††††††††† Val Hale, Governorís Office

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to replace with 1st Sub S.B.184.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to delay this bill. The motion passed with Sen. Thatcher being absent for the vote.

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to accept the minutes from February 19, 2016. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Thatcher being absent for the vote.

H.J.R. 10††††††† Utah State Development Center Amendments (Rep. Kennedy)†††

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

MOTION:††††† Sen. Hinkins moved to pass this bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 158 S01 Campaign Funds Restrictions for County and Local School Board Offices

(Rep. Arent)

Spoke for the Bill:†† Lincoln Shurtz, Utah Association of Counties.†††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 282 ††††††† State Contractor Employee Health Coverage Amendments (Rep. Dunnigan)†††

Sen.Dunnigan explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:†††Sen. Hinkins moved to pass H.B. 282 out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

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H.B. 248†††††††† Municipal Disconnection Amendments (Rep. Brown)

Rep. Brown explained the bill to the committee with the help of Craig Smith, Attorney with Smith Hartvigsen.

MOTION:††††Sen. Hinkins moved to pass H.B. 248 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:††††Sen. Hinkins moved to place H.B. 248 on the Consent Calendar.The motion passed unanimously.

H.B.146 S01 Disclosure of Local Candidates (Rep. Paul Ray)

Rep. Ray explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:†††† Sen. Hinkins moved to pass 1st Sub H.B. 146 out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:†††Sen. Hinkins moved to place 1st Sub H.B. 146 on the Consent Calendar.The motion passed unanimously.

The Chair yielded the meeting to Sen. Hinkins.

H.B. 198†††††† Ballot Proposition Amendments (J. Fawson)

Sen. Dayton explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:†††† Sen. Dayton moved to pass H.B. 198 out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:††Sen. Hinkins moved to place H.B. 198 on the Consent Calendar.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jackson being absent for the vote.

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

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††††††††††††††††††††††† Chair Dayton adjourned the meeting at 4:45 p.m.

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Sen. Margaret Dayton, Chair