MINUTES OF THE

SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 250, Utah State Capitol

February 29, 2016

 

Members Present:†††† Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Chair

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard

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

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Todd Weiler

 

Member Excused:†††† Sen. Gene Davis

 

Staff Present: ††††††††††† Mr. Nathan Brady, Policy Analyst

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Nancy Skidmore, 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 4:14 p.m.

 

MOTION:Sen. Hillyard moved to approve the minutes of the February 23, 2016 and February 25, 2016 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla, Sen. Weiler and Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.††††

 

H.B. 114††††† Controlled Substance Reporting (Rep. R. Ward)

 

Rep. Ward explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke to the bill:†††††††† Mr. Steve Burton, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

 

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

 

S.B. 206†††††† Cohabitant Abuse Procedures Act Revisions (Sen. L. Hillyard)

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Hillyard moved S.B. 206 be replaced with 1st Sub. S.B. 206. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Urquhart and Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

 

Sen. Hillyard explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Ms. Jennifer Valencia, Director, Utah Sentencing Commission

 

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

 

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Hillyard moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

 

S.B. 213†††††† Small Claims Court Amendments (Sen. T. Weiler)

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Weiler moved S.B. 213 be replaced with 1st Sub. 213. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla, Sen. Urquhart and Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

 

Sen. Weiler explained the bill to the committee.

 

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

 

S.B. 215†††††† Motor Vehicle Insurance Amendments (Sen. S. Urquhart)

 

Sen. Urquhart explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Mr. Steve Sullivan, Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Chantel Nate, Lobbyist, American Family Insurance

 

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

 

S.B. 218†††††† Department of Corrections Amendments (Sen. L. Fillmore)

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Weiler moved to amend the bill as follows:

I.                    Page 1, Line 13:†††††††††


†††††††††††† 13††††††† †††† repeals language regarding work release programs, including reference to trusty status;


 

2.         Page 2, Line 31:


†††††††††††† 31††††††† 64-13-30, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 386

REPEALS:

†††††† 64-13-14.6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 274 †††


 

3.         Page 9, Line 254:


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 254 is confidential.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Section 7.Repealer.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† This bill repeals:

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† Section 64-13-14.6, Inmate trusty status.

 

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

 

Sen. Fillmore explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:†††††††† Mr. Mike Haddon, Deputy Director, Department of Corrections

 

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

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Weiler moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard and Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

 

S.B. 220†††††† Non-judicial Foreclosure Amendments (Sen. W. Harper)

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Weiler moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.         Page 9, Lines 260 through 262:


†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 260††††††† (c)No [other] notice of the postponed sale in addition to the notice described in

†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 261 Subsection (2)(b) is required, unless the postponement [exceeds 45 days. In that event,] is for

††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 262 longer than ††{three months}††45 daysafter the date designated in the original notice of sale.

 

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

 

Sen. Harper explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Mr. Scott Lundberg

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††† with Sen. Hillyard and Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.††††††

 

Chair Madsen relinquished the chair to Sen. Weiler.

 

S.B. 221†††††† Capitol Protocol Amendments (Sen. M. Madsen)

 

Sen. Madsen explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke to the bill:†††††††† Ms. Allyson Gamble, Executive Director, Capitol Preservation Board

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Allen Bachman, Attorney Generalís Office

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lieutenant John Mitchell, Utah Highway Patrol

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sen. Madsen resumed the chair.

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Urquhart moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard and Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

 

Chair Madsen adjourned the meeting 5:16 p.m.

 

 

 

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Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Chair