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House Government Operations Committee - February 20, 2019
30 House Building
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Chair Knotwell called the meeting to order at 2:06 p.m.
Rep. Stenquist moved to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2019 meeting.
H.B. 297 Long Term Planning Subcommittee (Moss, J.)
Rep. Jefferson Moss explained the bill.
John Cannon, Director, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, spoke to the bill.
Rep. Dailey-Provost moved to pass H.B. 297 out favorably.
H.B. 238 Marriage License Fees Amendments (Romero, A.)
Rep. Angela Romero explained the bill with the assistance of Jenn Oxborrow, Executive Director, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition.
A handout "Utah Domestic Violence Coalition" was distributed to the committee.
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
Connor Boyack, President, Libertas Institute, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy, YWCA, spoke in favor of the bill.
Rep. Arent moved to amend H.B. 238 with Amendment #1.
Rep. Arent moved to pass H.B. 238 as amended out favorably.
H.B. 259 Straight Ticket Voting Prohibition Amendments (Arent, P.)
Rep. Patrice M. Arent explained the bill with Rep. Craig Hall.
Vickie Samuelson, Co-President, League of Women Voters of Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
Joseph G. Buchman, Chair, Libertarian Party of Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
Karina Andelin Brown, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
Richard Davis, Chair, United Utah Party, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mark Winston Baer, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ricky Hatch, Utah Clerk/Auditor Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
Rep. Dailey-Provost moved to pass H.B. 259 out favorably.
Rep. Lyman moved to adjourn.
Chair Knotwell adjourned the meeting at 3:19 p.m.
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