MINUTES OF THE

SENATE TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY
STANDING COMMITTEE

215 Senate Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† February 25, 2016

 

Members Present:†††† Sen. Alvin B. Jackson, Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. J. Stuart Adams

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Wayne A. Harper

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Karen Mayne

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell

 

Staff Present: ††††††††††† Mr. Alex Janak, Policy Analyst

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Chandler Young, Committee Secretary

 

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

 

Chair Jackson called the meeting to order at 8:13.

 

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to approve the minutes of the February 23, 2016 meeting.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Adams and Sen. Van Tassell absent for the vote.

 

S.B.0195††††† Highway Bridge Designation Amendments (D. Hinkins)

 

Sen. Hinkins explained the bill to the committee.

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

 

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Adams and Sen. Van Tassell absent for the vote.

 

S.B.†† 0183††††† Department of Public Safety Amendments (C. Bramble)

 

Sen. Bramble explained the bill to the committee.

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MOTION:Sen. Mayne moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Adams and Sen. Van Tassell absent for the vote.

 

S.B.†† 0194††††† Rental Vehicle Proof of Registration and Insurance (C. Bramble)

 

Sen. Bramble explained the bill to the committee.

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Spoke for the bill:†††††† Mr. Brian Church, Enterprise Rent-a-Car††††††

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MOTION:Sen. Harper moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Adams and Sen. Van Tassell absent for the vote.

S.B.†† 0210††††† Unmanned Aircraft Amendments (W. Harper)

 

Sen. Harper explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke to the bill:†††††††† Mr. Connor Boyack, Libertas Institute

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Robert Trim, Mountain West Unmanned System Alliance

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Ben Hart, Governorís Office

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Jeremiah Riley, Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. John McDonald, Citizen

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Spoke against the bill: ††††††††††† Mr. David Terry, Silverhawk Aerial Imaging

 

MOTION:Sen. Harper moved to go to the next agenda item. The motion passed unanimously.

 

H.B.†† 0129†††† Towing Surcharge Amendments (K. Stratton)

 

Rep. K. Stratton explained the bill to the committee.

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Spoke for the bill:†††††† Mr. Steve Russell, UPTA†††††† †††††††††††

 

Spoke against the bill:†††††††††††† Ms. Shelly Teuscher, American Express††††††††††††††††††††

 

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed with Sen. Harper voting in opposition of the motion.

 

Sen. Jackson relinquished the chair to Sen. Harper.

 

H.B.†† 0191S01†††††††††† Interlock Restricted Driver Amendments (E. Redd)

 

Rep. Redd explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke to the bill:†††††††† Ms. Kim Gibb, Department of Public Safety

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MOTION:Sen. Van Tassell moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously with Sen.Adams absent for the vote.

 

 

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

 

Acting Chair Harper adjourned the meeting at 9:36

 

 

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Sen. Alvin B. Jackson, Chair