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

            Nays: None 

Absent: McCay

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

            of 2-7-1.

            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