House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee - February 06, 2019

450 State Capitol

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Chair Perry called the meeting to order at 4:09 p.m.
 Recording 1
 H.B. 189 Theft Amendments (Shurtliff, L.)
 Rep. Shurtliff explained the bill with the assistance of Mr. Reed Richards and Mr. Ryan Robinson, both representing the Statewide Association of Prosecutors. Mr. Richards and Mr. Robinson spoke in support of the bill.
 Vice Chair Coleman assumed the chair.
 Mr. George Chapman, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Will Carlson, Chief Policy Adviser, Salt Lake County Attorney's Office, spoke in opposition to the bill and provided a handout.
 Mr. Richard Mauro, Executive Director, Salt Lake County Legal Defender Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. Stoddard moved to hold H.B. 189.
 H.B. 215 Silver Alert Program (Perry, L.)
 Rep. Perry explained the bill with the assistance of Mr. Ronnie Daniel, Executive Director, Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
 Chief Tom Ross, President, Utah Chiefs of Police and also representing Utah Sheriffs' Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Ray moved to pass H.B. 215 out favorably.
 H.B. 141 Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (Ray, P.)
 Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Ms. Shelley Coudreaut, Office of the Attorney General (OAG).
 Mr. Richard Mauro, Executive Director, Salt Lake Legal Defender Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Wendy Parmley, citizen, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. William Carlson, Chief Policy Adviser, Salt Lake County Attorney's Office, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Steve Burton, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. Perry resumed the chair.
 Ms. Jessica Farnsworth, Commander, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, OAG, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Potter moved to pass H.B. 141 out favorably.
 H.B. 13 Distracted Driver Amendments (Moss, C.)
 Rep. Moss presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Chief Tom Ross, President, Utah Chiefs of Police Association and representing Utah Sheriffs' Association.
 Mr. Greg Douglas, Vice President, American Bikers Aiming Towards Education (ABATE) of Utah County, spoke in support of the bill.
 Ms. Leslie Hansen Rasmussen, victim of a distracted driver, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. George Chapman, citizen, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. Ray moved to pass H.B. 13 out favorably.
 Rep. Hollins moved to adjourn.
 Chair Parry adjourned the meeting at 6:02 p.m.
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