Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee - February 21, 2019

250 State Capitol

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Chair Weiler called the meeting to order at 8:09 a.m.
 Recording 1
 Sen. Hillyard moved to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2019 meeting.
 S.B. 175 Gang Awareness Day (Mayne, K.)
 Sen. Mayne presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Ekify, Unified Police Department, Board Member, Gang and Ms. Andrea Atencio-Valdez, Program Manager, Gang Free, Unified Police Department.
 Sen. Cullimore moved to amend S.B. 175 with Amendment #2.
 Ms. Nicole Cottle, Assistance City Manager, West Valley City, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to pass S.B. 175 out favorably.
 1st Sub. H.B. 83 Statute of Limitations Modifications (Snow, V. L.)
 Rep. Snow presented the bill.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 83 out favorably.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to place 1st Substitute H.B. 83 on the Consent Calendar.
 H.B. 68 Court Commissioner Amendments (Miles, K.)
 Rep. Miles presented the bill.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to pass H.B. 68 out favorably.
 S.B. 103 Victim Targeting Penalty Enhancements (Thatcher, D.)
 Sen. Thatcher presented the bill with the assistance of Ms. Marian Lowe, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Mr. Sim Gill, District Attorney, Salt Lake County.
 Sen. Thatcher moved to adopt 4th Substitute S.B. 103.
 Mr. Jay Jacobson, President, United Jewish Federation of Utah, spoke in favor of the bill. Mr Jacobson brought a letter from the United Jewish Federation that was distributed to the committee.
 United Jewish Federation of Utah
 Mr. LaVar Christensen spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Troy William, Executive Director, Equality Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Gayle Ruzicka, Utah Eagle Forum, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Steve Klemz, Pastor, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Salt Lake City, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Debra Coe, Chair, LGBT Suicide Prevention Work Group, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rabbi Avremi Zippel, Program Director, Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Connor Boyack, President, Libertas Institute, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Paul Boyden spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Wendy Garvin spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Jean Hill, Government Liaison, Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. DeAnn Kettenring, Health Commission, Utah Parent Teacher Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Shane Siwik spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to pass 4th Substitute S.B. 103 out favorably.
 S.J.R. 8 Joint Resolution Amending Rules of Evidence - Victim Selection (Thatcher, D.)
 Sen. Thatcher moved to replace S.J.R. 8 with 2nd Substitute S.J.R. 8.
 Sen. Thatcher moved to pass 2nd Substitute S.J.R. 8 out favorably.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to adjourn.
 Chair Weiler adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.
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