Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee - February 01, 2017

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Chair Weiler called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.
 Recording 1
 Sen. Hillyard moved to approve the minutes of the January 30, 2017 meeting. The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Davis G, Escamilla L, Hillyard L Absent or not voting were: Niederhauser W, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 S.B. 121 Adoption Act Amendments (Hillyard, L.)
 Sen. Davis moved to amend S.B. 121 with Amendment #2. The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Davis G, Escamilla L, Hillyard L Absent or not voting were: Niederhauser W, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 Sen. Hillyard explained the bill.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to pass S.B. 121 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Davis G, Escamilla L, Hillyard L Absent or not voting were: Niederhauser W, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 Sen. Hillyard moved to place S.B. 121 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Davis G, Escamilla L, Hillyard L Absent or not voting were: Niederhauser W, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 S.B. 89 Adoption Agency Amendments (Escamilla (Robles), L.)
 Sen. Davis moved to replace S.B. 89 with 1st Substitute S.B. 89.
 Sen. Escamilla presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Ray Johnson, adoptive father.
 Sen. Davis moved to amend 1st Substitute S.B. 89 with Amendment #1. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Davis G, Escamilla L Absent or not voting were: Hillyard L, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 Sen. Davis moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 89 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Davis G, Escamilla L Absent or not voting were: Hillyard L, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 Sen. Thatcher assumed the chair.
 S.B. 134 Indigent Defense Commission Amendments (Weiler, T.)
 Sen. Weiler moved to amend S.B. 134 with Amendment #1. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Escamilla L, Thatcher D Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Hillyard L, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R
 Sen. Todd Weiler presented the bill with the assistance of Joanna Landau, Director, Indigent Defense Commission.
 Mr. Jared Eldridge, Juab County Attorney, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Rick Schwermer, Assistant Administrator, Utah State Office of the Courts, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Chair Weiler moved to pass S.B. 134 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Escamilla L, Hillyard L, Thatcher D Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R
 S.J.R. 7 Joint Resolution Amending Rules of Criminal Procedure (Weiler, T.)
 Sen. Todd Weiler explained the bill.
 Chair Weiler moved to replace S.J.R. 7 with 1st Substitute S.J.R. 7. The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Escamilla L, Hillyard L, Thatcher D Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R
 Mr. Steve Burton, Committee Chair, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Sean Hollinger, Criminal Defense Attorney, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Paul Boyden, Executive Driector, Statewide Association of Presecutors, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Rick Schwermer, Assistant Administrator, Utah State Office of the Courts, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Chair Weiler moved to amend 1st Substitute S.J.R. 7 with Amendment #1 as follows: The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Hillyard L, Thatcher D Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Escamilla L, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R
 Chair Weiler moved to pass 1st Substitute S.J.R. 7 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 2-1-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Thatcher D Voting in the negative was: Hillyard L Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Escamilla L, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R
 Chair Weiler resumed the chair.
 S.B. 118 Criminal Law Amendments (Thatcher, D.)
 Sen. Todd Weiler presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Brian Redd, Director, Bureau of Investigation, Department of Public Safety.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to pass S.B. 118 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Escamilla L, Hillyard L, Thatcher D Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R
 Sen. Hillyard moved to adjourn. The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Escamilla L, Hillyard L, Thatcher D Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R
 Chair Weiler adjourned the meeting at 3:49 p.m.
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