House Government Operations Committee - January 26, 2018

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 Recording 1
 Chair Thurston called the meeting to order.
 Rep. Daw was excused from the meeting.
 Rep. Arent moved to approve the minutes of the January 23, 2018, meeting.
 H.B. 134 Conflict of Interest Disclosure Requirements (Potter, V.)
 Rep. Val K. Potter presented the bill with the assistance of John Dougall, State Auditor.
 Rep. Arent moved to pass H.B. 134 out favorably.
 H.B. 72 Personal Communications of Governmental Entity Employees and Officers (Fawson, J.)
 Rep. Justin L. Fawson explained the bill.
 Rachel Otto, Director of Government Relations, Utah League of Cities and Towns, spoke to the bill.
 Marina Lowe, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, spoke to the bill.
 Renae Cowley, Utah Media Coalition, spoke for the bill.
 Rep. V. Peterson moved to replace H.B. 72 with 2nd Substitute H.B. 72.
 Rep. V. Peterson moved to amend 2nd Substitute H.B. 72 with Amendment #1:
 The amendment
 Rep. V. Peterson moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 72 as amended out favorably.
 H.B. 113 Candidate Filing Amendments (Hall, C.)
 Rep. Craig Hall presented the bill with the assistance of Justin Lee, Director of Elections, Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
 Ryan Cowley, Elections Director, Weber County, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Perry moved to pass H.B. 113 out favorably.
 H.B. 180 Art Collection Committee Amendments (Arent, P.)
 A handout "HB 180 - Art Collection Committee Amendments" was distributed to the committee.
 Rep. Arent presented the bill with the assistance of Jim Glenn, Visual Arts Manager, Utah Division of Arts and Museums.
 Crystal Young-Otterstrom, Executive Director, Utah Cultural Advocacy Alliance, spoke for the bill.
 Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to pass H.B. 180 out favorably.
 Rep. Arent moved to place H.B. 180 on the Consent Calendar.
 S.B. 23 Government Operations Committee Amendments (Harper, W.)
 Rep. J. Peterson explained the bill.
 Rep. Perry moved to pass S.B. 23 out favorably.
 H.B. 176 Temporary Replacement for County Elected Officials (Potter, V.)
 Rep. Potter presented the bill with the assistance of Darcy Goddard, Chief Policy Advisor, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.
 Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to hold H.B. 176.
 H.B. 141 Early Voting Amendments was not considered.
 Rep. V. Peterson moved to adjourn.
 Chair Thurston adjourned the meeting.
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