Senate Business and Labor Committee - March 01, 2018

215 Senate Building

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Chair Bramble called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m.
 Recording 1
Sen. Mayne moved to approve the minutes of the February 27, 2018, meeting.
 5th Sub. H.B. 218 Modifications to Election Law (Chavez-Houck, R.)
 Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck presented the bill.
 Mr. Curtis Koch, Davis County Clerk Auditor, Clerks Association of the county, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Ron Mortensen, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Mayne moved to pass 5th Substitute H.B. 218 out favorably.
 2nd Sub. H.B. 163 Prescription Drug Amendments (Thurston, N.)
 Rep. Norman K. Thurston requested that the bill be recommended for for study during interim.
 Sen. Davis made a motion to recommend 2nd Substitute H.B. 163 be recommended for interim study.
 S.B. 237 Vision Services Amendments (Christensen, A.)
 Sen. Allen M. Christensen presented the bill with the assistance of Dr. Mark Taylor, Utah Optometry Association.
 Sen. Ipson moved to replace S.B. 237 with 1st Substitute S.B. 237.
 Sen. Ipson moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 237 out favorably.
 S.B. 236 Alcohol Modifications (Stevenson, J.)
 Sen. Stevenson presented the bill.
 Sen. Mayne moved to pass S.B. 236 out favorably.
 1st Sub. H.B. 260 Professional Licensing Revisions (Ward, R.)
 Rep. Raymond P. Ward presented the bill.
 Mr. Scott Reed, Assistant Attorney General, Opioid Task Force, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Marina Lowe, American Civil Liberties Union, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Chief Tom Ross, Bountiful City Policy Chief representing the Utah Chiefs of Police Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Molly Davis, Libertas Institute, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Heather Anderson, Utah Association of Special Districts, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Reed Richards, Weber County Attorney's Office, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Jack Tidrow, Professional Firefighters of Utah, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Brian Best, Drug Enforcement Administration, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Jeremy Robertson, Salt Lake Firefighter, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Scott Reed, Assistant Attorney General, Opioid Task Force, answered questions from the committee.
 Sen. Mayne moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 260 out favorably.
 S.B. 204 Secondary Water Metering Requirements (Anderegg, J.)
 Sen. Davis moved to replace S.B. 204 with 2nd Substitute S.B. 204.
 Sen. Jacob L. Anderegg presented the bill.
 Mr. Fred Finlinson, Utah Association of Special Districts, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Gary Cannon, Board of Directors, Riverton Water Conservancy District, spoke to the bill.
 Ms. Rachael Otto, Utah League of Cities and Towns, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Grant Cooper, Vice President, Davis and Weber Counties Canal Co., spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Steve Erickson, Utah Audubon, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Zackary Frankel, Utah Rivers Council, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Todd Adams, Deputy Director, Division of Water Resources, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Davis moved to pass 2nd Substitute S.B. 204 out favorably.
 H.B. 301 Legal Notice Amendments (Coleman, K.)
 Rep. Kim F. Coleman presented the bill.
 Mr. Rhett Long, Publisher, The Daily Heald, Utah Press, spoke against the bill.
 Ms. Laurie Wynn, Publisher, Wasatch Wave, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Kyle Ashby, Newspapers in Sanpete and Emery Counties spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Gary Crane, Layton City Attorney, Utah League of Cities and Towns, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Corey Noble, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Wilford Clyde, City Council, and Former Mayor, Springville, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Davis spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Davis moved to go to the next item on the agenda.
 S.B. 235 Homeless Shelter Funding Amendments (Davis, G.)
 Sen. Davis presented the bill with the assistance of Mayor Cherie Wood, City of South Salt Lake.
 Sen. Davis moved to replace S.B. 235 with 1st Substitute S.B. 235.
 Mr. Cameron Deihl, Utah League of Cities and Towns, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. David Litvak, Salt Lake City Mayor's Office, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Robert Hale, Mayor of Midvale City, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Abby Waw, Pioneer Park Coalition, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Hemmert moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 235 out favorably.
 2nd Sub. H.B. 263 Assisted Living Facilities Amendments (Kwan, K.)
 Rep. Karen Kwan presented the bill.
 Sen. Weiler moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 263 out favorably.
 Sen. Davis moved to place 2nd Substitute H.B. 263 on the Consent Calendar.
 Sen. Davis moved to adjourn.
 Chair Bramble adjourned the meeting at 9:54 a.m.
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