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House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee - March 02, 2018
450 State Capitol
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Chair Redd called the meeting to order at 8:04 a.m.
Rep. Hollins moved to approve the minutes of the February 28, 2018 meeting.
S.B. 142 Victims of Domestic Violence Services Account Amendments (Christensen, A.)
Sen. Allen M. Christensen presented the bill.
Rep. Winder moved to pass S.B. 142 out favorably.
Rep. Winder moved to place S.B. 142 on the Consent Calendar.
H.B. 447 Murder Defense Amendments (Romero, A.)
Rep. Romero presented the bill with the assistance of Ms. Tera Peterson, Criminal Appeals, Utah Attorney General's Office, and Mr. Steven D. Christensen, Citizen.
Mr. Marshall Thompson, Director, Utah Sentencing Commission, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Ralph Dellapiana, Assistant Director, Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Tina Smith, Citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Tyson Scott, Citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Tom Ross, Utah Chiefs of Police Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. Marcia Jarrett, Citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
Rep. Ray moved to amend H.B. 447 with Amendment #2.
Rep. Hollins moved to pass H.B. 447, as amended, out favorably.
1st Sub. S.B. 154 Prohibition of Law Enforcement Quotas (Stephenson, H.)
Sen. Howard A. Stephenson presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Eric Moutsos, Former Police Officer, Salt Lake City Police Department.
Ms. Marina Lowe, Legislative and Policy Counsel, ACLU of Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Ross spoke to the bill.
Ms. Molly Davis, Libertas Institute, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Michael Rapich, Superintendent, Utah Highway Patrol, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Randy Watt, Chief of Police, Ogden Police Department, spoke against the bill.
Rep. Ray moved to replace 1st Substitute S.B. 154 with 3rd Substitute S.B. 154.
Rep. Ray moved to amend 3rd Substitute S.B. 154 with Amendment #1.
Rep. Perry moved to pass 3rd Substitute S.B. 154, as amended, out favorably.
H.B. 470 Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice Amendments (Hutchings, E.)
Rep. Hutchings presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Will Carlson, Deputy District Attorney, Salt Lake District Attorney's Office.
Ms. Kim Cordova, Executive Director, Criminal and Juvenile Justice, spoke in favor of the bill.
Rep. Miles moved to pass H.B. 470 out favorably.
Rep. Ray moved to amend H.B. 470 with Amendment #0, and then withdrew the motion.
Rep. Miles' motion to pass H.B. 470 out favorably
S.B. 187 Parent Time Amendments (Escamilla (Robles), L.)
Sen. Luz Escamilla presented the bill.
Rep. Romero moved to pass S.B. 187 out favorably.
Rep. Ray moved to adjourn.
Chair Redd adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
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