House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee - February 25, 2019

450 State Capitol

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Chair Coleman called the meeting to order at 4:06 a.m.
 Recording 1
 Rep. Perry moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2019 meeting.
 S.B. 54 Board of Pardons Amendments (Thatcher, D.)
 Sen. Thatcher presented the bill to the committee.
 Rep. Ray moved to pass S.B. 54 out favorably.
 H.B. 335 Criminal Code Task Force Changes (Ray, P.)
 Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee.
 Rep. Perry moved to pass H.B. 335 out favorably.
 Rep. Ray moved to place H.B. 335 on the Consent Calendar.
 Rep. Perry assumed the chair.
 H.B. 346 Higher Education Responses to Allegations (Coleman, K.)
 Rep. Coleman presented the bill to the committee.
 Mr. James Swink, Utah Council on Victims of Crimes, spoke in support of the bill.
 Ms. Reyna Villegas, student, spoke in support of the bill.
 Ms. Jessica Huerta, student, spoke in support of the bill.
 Rep. Potter moved to pass H.B. 346 out favorably.
 H.B. 293 Plea in Abeyance Amendments (Shurtliff, L.)
 Rep. Shurtliff presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Ryan Robinson, Statewide Association of Prosecutors.
 Mr. Travis Wood, Utah Behavioral Health Council, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Ed Montgomery, South Jordan City Prosecutor, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Adam Cohen, Utah Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Steve Burton, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Jason Groth, ACLU, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Will Carlson, Chief Policy Adviser, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Kim Cordova, Executive Director, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. Potter moved to table H.B. 293.
 The motion
 H.B. 179 Road Closure Amendments (Lyman, P.)
 Rep. Lyman presented the bill to the committee utilizing a slide presentation.
 Ms. Renae Cowley, Union Pacific, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Gavin Noyes, Utah Dine Bikeya, spoke in opposition to the bill and provided a handout.
 Mr. Carl Moore, PANDOS, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. Snider moved to replace H.B. 179 with 1st Substitute H.B. 179.
 Rep. Snider moved to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 179 with Amendment #2.
 Rep. Snider moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 179 out favorably as amended.
 Rep. Potter moved to adjourn.
 Chair Perry adjourned the meeting at 5:18 p.m.
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