MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 • 2:00 p.m. • 30 House Building
Members Present: Members Absent:
Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson, Chair Rep. Daniel McCay
Rep. Norman K Thurston, Vice Chair
Rep. Patrice M. Arent Staff Present:
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck Mr. Brian J. Bean, Policy Analyst
Rep. Brad M. Daw Karen C. Allred, Committee Secretary
Rep. Merrill F. Nelson
Rep. Lee B. Perry
Rep. Val L. Peterson
Rep. Dean Sanpei
Note: A list of others present, a copy of related materials, and an audio recording of the meeting can be found at le.utah.gov.
Chair Peterson called the meeting to order at 2:18 p.m.
1. H.B. 16 Voting Revisions (Daw, B.)
Rep. Daw explained the bill.
Mr. Ricky D. Hatch, Clerk/Auditor, Weber County, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Cory Holdaway, Voterise, spoke to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Perry moved to pass H.B. 16 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of
Yeas: Rep. Arent, Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Daw, Rep. Nelson, Rep. Perry, Rep. J. Peterson, Rep. V. Peterson, Rep. Thurston, and Rep. Sanpei
2. H.B. 11 State Boards and Commissions Amendments (Thurston, N.)
Rep. Thurston explained the bill with the assistance of Ms. Cherilyn Bradford, Governor's Office, and Mr. Mike Mower, Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor's Office.
Ms. Sarah Wright, Executive Director, Utah Clean Energy, spoke to the bill.
Mr. Fredric R. Gruendale, resident, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Sereya Amifiligan, resident, spoke to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Daw moved to pass H.B. 11 out favorably.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to hold H.B. 11. The motion failed with a vote
Yeas: Rep. Arent, Rep. Chavez-Houck
Nays: Rep. J. Peterson, Rep. Thurston, Rep. Daw, Rep. Nelson, Rep. Perry, Rep. V. Peterson, and Rep. Sanpei
Absent: Rep. McCay
ORIGINAL MOTION: Rep. Daw's motion to pass H.B. 11 out favorably passed with a vote of 6-3-1.
Yeas: Rep. Thurston, Rep. Daw, Rep. Nelson, Rep. Perry, Rep. V. Peterson, and Rep. Sanpei
Nays: Rep. J. Peterson, Rep. Arent, Rep. Chavez-Houck
Absent: Rep. McCay
MOTION: Rep. Daw moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Peterson adjourned the meeting at 3:25 p.m.
Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson, Chair