House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee - March 08, 2019

450 State Capitol

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Chair Coleman called the meeting to order at 8:07 a.m.
 Recording 1
 H.B. 444 At-risk Government Employee Information Protection Amendments (Perry, L.)
 Rep. Perry presented the bill to the committee.
 Chief Tom Ross, Bountiful City Police and speaking on behalf of Utah Chiefs of Police Association and Utah Sheriffs' Association, spoke in support of the bill.
 Ms. Darcy Goddard, Salt Lake County Deputy District Attorney and Chief Policy Adviser for the Civil Division, spoke in support of the bill.
 Rep. Miles moved to amend H.B. 444 with Amendment #1.
 Rep. Miles moved to pass H.B. 444 out favorably.
 H.B. 457 Background Check Amendments (Perry, L.)
 Rep. Perry presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Greg Willmore, Director of the Bureau of Criminal Identification.
 Rep. Potter moved to pass H.B. 457 out favorably.
 Rep. Stoddard moved to approve the minutes of the March 6, 2019 meeting.
 Rep. Perry assumed the chair.
 1st Sub. S.B. 185 Booking Photographs Amendments (Thatcher, D.)
 Sen. Daniel Thatcher presented the bill to the committee.
 Rep. Ray moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 185 out favorably.
 4th Sub. S.B. 103 Victim Targeting Penalty Enhancements (Thatcher, D.)
 Sen. Daniel Thatcher presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Marshall Thompson, Director of Utah Sentencing Commission. A handout was provided.
 Ms. Dani Palmer, Utah Eagle Forum, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Dr. Jay Jacobson, immediate past president of the United Jewish Federation of Utah, spoke in support of the bill and provided three handouts.
 Mr. Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney, spoke in support of the bill.
 Ms. Debra Oaks Coe, representing Mormon Women for Ethical Government and Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.
 Rep. Ray moved to pass 4th Substitute S.B. 103 out favorably.
 The motion
 2nd Sub. S.J.R. 8 Joint Resolution Amending Rules of Evidence - Victim Selection (Thatcher, D.)
 Sen. Daniel Thatcher presented the resolution to the committee.
 Rep. Coleman moved to pass 2nd Substitute S.J.R. 8 out favorably.
 Rep. Coleman assumed the chair.
 H.B. 478 Criminal Information Amendments (Ray, P.)
 Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee.
 Rep. Romero moved to amend H.B. 478 with Amendment #1.
 Rep. Romero moved to pass H.B. 478 out favorably as amended.
 H.B. 331 Prohibition on Firearm Modification Devices (Arent, P.)
 Rep. Arent presented the bill to the committee. Ms. Esther Chelsea-McCarty, attorney with the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, answered legal questions from the committee.
 Mr. Clark Aposhian, Utah Shooting Sports Council, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Marsha Olsen, Gun Violence Prevention Center, spoke in support of the bill.
 Ms. Ainsley Mensch, March for Our Lives Utah, spoke in support of the bill.
 Rep. Stoddard moved to pass H.B. 331 out favorably.
 Rep. Snider moved to hold H.B. 331.
 H.B. 438 Law Enforcement Use of Biometric Information (Robertson, A.)
 Rep. Robertson presented the bill to the committee.
 Mr. John Nielsen, Assistant Solicitor General in the Attorney General's Office and representing Statewide Association of Prosecutors, Utah Sheriffs' Association, and Utah Chiefs of Police Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Mike Melendez, Liberatus Institute, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Jeff Buhman, Statewide Association of Prosecutors, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Karl Spitzmacher, citizen, spoke to the bill.
 Rep. Strong moved to hold H.B. 438.
 Rep. Miles moved to return H.B. 438 to the Rules Committee
 Rep. Miles moved to adjourn.
 Chair Coleman adjourned the meeting at 10:27 a.m.
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