MINUTES OF THE

SENATE TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY
STANDING COMMITTEE

215 Senate Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† March 3, 2016

 

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

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

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

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

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Members Absent:††††† Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell

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

 

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 4:17.

 

H.B.†† 0143S01†††††††††† Vehicle Safety Inspection Amendments (Rep. K Powell)

 

Rep. Powell explained the bill to the committee.

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Spoke for the bill:†††††† Mr. Larry Rhodes, Heber City Tire Factory††

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

 

H.B.†† 0354†††† Driver Education Funding Amendments (Rep. S. Eliason)

 

Rep. Eliason explained the bill to the committee.

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Spoke for the (amended) bill: ††††††††††† Mr. Scott John, Utah State Office of Education

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Ray Terry, Beaver County School District

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Kent Larsen, Sanpete School District

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MOTION:Sen. Mayne moved adopt the following amendment to H.B. 354:

I.                    Page 3, Line 70

House Committee Amendments

2-25-2016:†††


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 70 †††† Ĥ [(c)] (b) ĽĤfor any otherdriver education†† purpose as determined by a majority vote of the State

 

 

The amendment passed unanimously with Sen. Harper absent for the vote.

 

MOTION:Sen. Mayne moved to pass the bill as amended out favorably.The motion passed unanimously with Sen.Harper absent for the vote.

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Hinkins moved to approve the minutes of the February 29, 2016 and March 2, 2016 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Harper absent for the vote.††††

 

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

 

Sen. Harper explained the bill to the committee.

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Harper moved to replace S.B. 0210 with 3nd Sub. SB 210. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Mayne absent for the vote.

 

Spoke to the bill:†††††††† Mr. Ben Hart, Governorís Office

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Spoke for the bill:†††††† Mr. Craig Peterson, citizen

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr.Brian Redd, Department of Public Safety

 

MOTION:Sen. Hinkins moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed with Sen. Jackson voting against the motion and with Sen. Mayne absent.

 

 

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

 

Chair Jackson adjourned the meeting at 5:09

 

 

 

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Sen. Alvin B. Jackson, Chair