House Revenue and Taxation Committee - February 21, 2018

445 State Capitol

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 Recording 1
Chair Eliason called the meeting to order at 4:13 p.m.
 Rep. Spendlove moved to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2018 and February 20, 2018 meetings.
 H.B. 88 Electronic Cigarette and Other Nicotine Product Amendments (Ray, P.)
 Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee. Dr. Joe Miner, Executive Director, Department of Health, answered questions from the committee.
 Dr. Joe Miner, Executive Director, Department of Health, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Brad Parsons, Vapor Lock, representing the industry, spoke in opposition to the bill and provided a handout.
 Ms. Jen Dailey-Provost, Executive Director, Utah Academy of Physicians, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Lewie Lambros, Vapor Dreams, Co-Director of Utah Smoke-Free Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Marc Watterson, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association, and Chair of Utah Tobacco-free Alliance, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Jen Littlefield, Vapor Dreams, Co-Director of Utah Smoke-Free Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Mark Brinton, General Counsel, Utah Medical Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Austin Healy, Peak Vapor and Utah Smoke-Free Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Randall Probst, Wasatch County Health Department, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Briscoe moved to replace H.B. 88 with 2nd Substitute H.B. 88.
 Rep. Briscoe moved to amend 2nd Substitute H.B. 88 with Amendment #1.
 Rep. Briscoe's motion to amend
 Rep. Briscoe moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 88 out favorably as amended.
 H.B. 278 Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit (Edwards, R.)
 Rep. Edwards presented the bill to the committee and provided a handout.
 Mr. Michael Parker, Vice President of Public Policy, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Marina Lowe, Legislative and Policy Counsel, ACLU, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Danny Harris, Director of Advocacy, AARP, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy, YWCA Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Jackie de Gaston, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Spendlove moved to amend H.B. 278 with Amendment #1.
 Rep. Froerer moved to pass H.B. 278 out favorably as amended.
 Rep. Froerer's motion
 1st Sub. H.B. 111 Community Reinvestment Agency Modifications (Coleman, K.)
 Rep. Coleman presented the bill to the committee.
 Ms. Tara Rawlins, Utah Housing Coalition, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Danny Walz, Chief Operating Officer, Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, spoke in opposition of the bill.
 Mr. Matt Dahl, Redevelopment Director, Midvale City, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. Sagers moved to return 1st Substitute H.B. 111 to the Rules Committee.
 Rep. Ivory moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 111 out favorably.
 Rep. Ivory's motion
 H.B. 262 Hygiene Tax Act (Duckworth, S.)
 Rep. Duckworth presented the bill to the committee and provided three handouts.
 Ms. Jackie de Gaston, citizen, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Stephanie Pitcher, Director, Utah Women's Coalition, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Briscoe moved to replace H.B. 262 with 1st Substitute H.B. 262.
 Rep. Briscoe moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 262 out favorably.
 S.B. 122 Bond Elections Amendments (Stephenson, H.)
 Sen. Stephenson presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. David Damschen, State Treasurer.
 Mr. Terry Hutchinson, Washington County School Board, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Terry Shoemaker, Utah School Boards Association and Utah School Superintendents Association, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Leon Wilcox, Business Administrator, Canyons School District, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. John Dougall, State Auditor, spoke to the bill.
 Rep. McCay moved to pass S.B. 122 out favorably.
 Rep. McCay's motion
 H.B. 375 Personal Property Tax Revisions (McCay, D.)
 Rep. McCay presented the bill to the committee.
 Rep. Sagers assumed the chair.
 Mr. Lincoln Shurtz, Utah Association of Counties, spoke to the bill.
 Rep. Eliason resumed the chair.
 Ms. Candace Daly, National Federation of Independent Business, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Mike Melendez, Director of Policy, Libertas Institute, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Chris McCormick, Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Spendlove moved to amend H.B. 375 with Amendment #1.
 Rep. Lisonbee moved to pass H.B. 375 out favorably as amended.
 1st Sub. S.B. 76 Commercial Property Tax Amendments (Hemmert, D.)
 Sen. Hemmert presented the bill to the committee.
 Rep. Spendlove moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 76 out favorably.
 S.J.R. 2 Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution - Property Tax Exemptions (Hemmert, D.)
 Sen. Hemmert presented the resolution to the committee.
 Rep. Spendlove moved to pass S.J.R. 2 out favorably.
 Rep. Greene moved to adjourn.
 Chair Eliason adjourned the meeting at 7:14 p.m.
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