House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee - January 24, 2017

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Chair Edwards called the meeting to order at 2:04 p.m.
 Recording 1
 H.J.R. 5 Joint Resolution Recognizing the Lunar New Year (Kwan, K.)
 Rep. Karen Kwan presented the bill with the assistance of Jennifer Lu Halden, President, Utah Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce.
 Rep. Moss moved to pass H.J.R. 5 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 9-0-1. Yeas: Rep. Albrecht, Rep. Christensen, Rep. Edwards, Rep. Maloy, Rep. Moss, Rep. Romero, Rep. Sandall, Rep. Watkins, and Rep. Winder Nays: None Absent: Rep. Westwood
 H.B. 36 Affordable Housing Amendments (Edwards, R.)
 Rep. Edwards presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Jonathan Hardy, Director, Housing and Community Development Division and Mr. Grant Whitaker, CEO, Utah Housing Corporation.
 Rep. Westwood assumed the chair.
 Mr. Peter Asplund, Associate General Counsel, responded to questions.
 Mr. Chris Kyler, CEO, Utah Association of Realtors, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Paul Smith, Executive Director, Utah Apartment Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Ed Blake, Executive Director, Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Nicole Cottle, League of Cities and Towns, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Mike Plaizier, Executive Director, Utah Center for Neighborhood Stabilization, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Howard Headlee, President, Utah Bankers Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Michelle Weaver, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Dr. William Cosgrove spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Steve Nielsen, CEO, Rocky Mountain Community Reinvestment Corporation, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Kathy Bray, CEO, Volunteers of America Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Blaine Walker, President-elect, The Road Home, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Matt Sibul, Utah Transit Authority, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Edwards moved to replace H.B. 36 with 1st Substitute H.B. 36. The motion passed with a vote of 7-0-3. Yeas: Rep. Christensen, Rep. Edwards, Rep. Maloy, Rep. Moss, Rep. Watkins, Rep. Westwood, and Rep. Winder Nays: None Absent: Rep. Albrecht, Rep. Romero, Rep. Sandall, 
 Rep. Moss moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 36 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 7-0-3. Yeas: Rep. Christensen, Rep. Edwards, Rep. Maloy, Rep. Moss, Rep. Watkins, Rep. Westwood, and Rep. Winder Nays: None Absent: Rep. Albrecht, Rep. Romero, Rep. Sandall, 
 H.B. 69 Capital Facilities Revisions (Edwards, R.)
 Rep Edwards presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Brian Somers, Deputy Director, Department of Heritage and Arts.
 Rep. Watkins moved to pass H.B. 69 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 7-0-3. Yeas: Rep. Christensen, Rep. Edwards, Rep. Maloy, Rep. Moss, Rep. Watkins, Rep. Westwood, and Rep. Winder Nays: None Absent: Rep. Albrecht, Rep. Romero, Rep. Sandall, 
 Rep. Moss moved to adjourn. The motion passed with a vote of 7-0-3. Yeas: Rep. Christensen, Rep. Edwards, Rep. Maloy, Rep. Moss, Rep. Watkins, Rep. Westwood, and Rep. Winder Nays: None Absent: Rep. Albrecht, Rep. Romero, Rep. Sandall, 
 Vice Chair Westwood adjourned the meeting at 3:57 p.m.
___________________________________ Rep. Rebecca Edwards
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