Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee - February 20, 2019
215 Senate Building
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Acting Chair Hinkins called the meeting to order at 8:35 AM.
H.B. 47 Early Childhood Coordination Amendments (Snow, V. L.)
Rep. V. Lowry Snow presented the bill.
Ms. Nicholeen Peck, President, Utah Empowered Families Coalition, expressed concerns with the bill.
Mr. Kory M. Holdaway, KMH Consulting, representing the Utah Private Childcare Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. Anna Thomas, Policy Analyst, Voices for Utah Children, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. LeAnn Wood, Education Commissioner, Utah PTA, spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. McCay assumed the chair.
Ms. Natalie Brush, Executive Director, Utah Head Start Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Hinkins moved to pass H.B. 47 out favorably.
Sen. Hinkins moved to approve the minutes of January 31, 2019 and February 12, 2019.
S.B. 159 Department of Workforce Services Amendments (Weiler, T.)
Sen. Todd Weiler presented the bill with the assistance of Kathy Bounous, Director of Legal Services, Department of Workforce Services.
Sen. Hinkins moved to amend S.B. 159 with Amendment #1.
Sen. Hinkins moved to pass S.B. 159 out favorably.
Sen. Hinkins moved to place S.B. 159 on the Consent Calendar.
S.B. 171 Motion Picture Incentives Amendments (Thatcher, D.)
Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher presented the bill.
Mr. Spencer Stokes, representing the Utah film industry, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. Virginia Pearce, Director, Utah Film Commission, answered questions from the committee.
Mr. Spencer Hogue, Teamsters Local 222, spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Hinkins moved to pass S.B. 171 out favorably.
H.B. 84 Economic Development Programs Amendments (Watkins, C.)
Rep. Christine F. Watkins presented the bill.
Sen. Okerlund moved to pass H.B. 84 out favorably.
Sen. Hinkins moved to place H.B. 84 on the Consent Calendar.
Sen. Hinkins moved to adjourn.
Chair McCay adjourned the meeting at 9:49 AM.