Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee - February 26, 2018

250 State Capitol

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 Recording 1
 Chair Weiler called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2018 meeting.
 1st Sub. S.B. 91 Animal Welfare Amendments (Davis, G.)
 Sen. Davis moved to amend 1st Substitute S.B. 91 with Amendment #1.
 Sen. Davis moved to amend 1st Substitute S.B. 91 with Amendment #2.
 Sen. Davis explained the bill.
 Sen. Thatcher moved to amend 1st Substitute S.B. 91 with Amendment #3.
 Mr. Dan Cockayne, President, Utah Houndsmen Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. David Moss, Director, West Valley Animal Shelter, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Davis moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 91, as amended, out favorably.
 S.B. 219 Court Citation Amendments (Thatcher, D.)
 Sen. Thatcher explained the bill.
 Sen. Thatcher moved to pass S.B. 219 out favorably.
 S.B. 223 Utah Health Care Malpractice Act Amendments (Hemmert, D.)
 Sen. Thatcher moved to replace S.B. 223 with 1st Substitute S.B. 223.
 Sen. Hemmert explained the bill with the assistance of Ms. Sarah Vaughn, Defense Attorney, Kipp and Christian Law Firm.
 Sen. Thatcher moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 223 out favorably.
 Sen. Hillyard assumed the chair.
 S.B. 225 Gambling Amendments (Weiler, T.)
 Sen. Weiler explained the bill.
 Sen. Weiler moved to pass S.B. 225 out favorably.
 Sen. Weiler resumed the chair.
 H.B. 70 Costs for Aggravated Murder Offenses (Handy, S.)
 Rep. Handy explained the bill.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to pass H.B. 70 out favorably.
 1st Sub. H.B. 269 Identity Theft Paraphernalia Provisions (Arent, P.)
 Rep. Arent explained the bill with the assistance of Mr. William Carlson, Deputy Director, Salt Lake County and Sheriff Cameron Noel, Beaver County.
 Mr. Robert Walton spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Jeff Silvestrini. Mayor, Millcreek, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Doug Lambert, Detective, Millcreek, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Scott Van Wagner, Detective Sergeant, Millcreek, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Escamilla moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 269 out favorably.
 1st Sub. H.B. 165 Pretrial Release Amendments (Romero, A.)
 Rep. Romero explained the bill with the assistance of Mr. William Carlson, Deputy Director, Salt Lake County.
 Mr. Robert Walton spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Sheriff Cameron Noel, Beaver County, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Thatcher moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 165 out favorably.
 H.B. 205 Down Syndrome Nondiscrimination Abortion Act (Lisonbee, K.)
 Sen. Thatcher assumed the chair.
 Rep. Lisonbee explained the bill with the assistance of Mr. Gerald Nebeker, Utah Downs Syndrome Association and Mr. Bill Duncan, Director, Sutherland Institute.
 Sen. Weiler resumed the chair.
 Ms. Michelle Debbuh, Physician, OB/GYN, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Lisa Wilson spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Shauna Enninger spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Kaye Wilson spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Marina Lowe, Legal Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Aaron Simpson spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Jessica Fiveash, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Earl Van Weerd spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Catherine Balka spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Rose Carter, Registered Nurse, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Kris Fossum, Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities, spoke to the bill.
 Ms. Julie Simpson spoke in favor of the bill.
 Dr. Chris Hutchison, Chair, American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologist (ACOG) Utah, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Amber Merkley spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Karen Riemer spoke in opposition to the bill.
  Ms. Nicholeen Peck, President, Worldwide Association for Women, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Counsel, Alliance For a Better Utah, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Kristy Nielsen, Social Media Director, Pro-Life Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Andrew Ehninger spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Deanna Holland, Vice President, Pro-Life Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Marsha Johnson, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Marilee Boyack, President, Family Watch Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Thatcher moved to pass H.B. 205 out favorably.
 Sen. Hillyard made a substitute motion to adjourn.
 Sen. Thatcher's motion to pass H.B. 205 out favorably
 Sen. Davis moved to adjourn.
 Chair Weiler adjourned the meeting at 3:33 p.m.
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