Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee - February 09, 2017

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 Recording 1
Chair Weiler called the meeting to order at 3:07 p.m.
 Sen. Thatcher moved to approve the minutes of the February 6, 2017 meeting. 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.B. 169 Judiciary Amendments (Hillyard, L.)
 Sen. Hillyard presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Rick Schwermer, Assistant Administrator, Utah State Office of the Courts,.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to amend S.B. 169 as follows: 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 pass S.B. 169 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 place S.B. 169 on the Consent Calendar. 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.B. 188 Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee Amendments (Hillyard, L.)
 Sen. Hillyard presented the bill with the assistance of Lisa Stockdale, Director, Office of Recovery Services.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to pass S.B. 188 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 place S.B. 188 on the Consent Calendar. 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.B. 175 Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (Hillyard, L.)
 Sen. Hillyard presented the bill with the assistance of David Damshen, State Treasurer and Dennis Johnston, Administrator, Unclaimed Properties.
 Mr. Andrew Quist, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Security National Financial Corporation¬†spoke in opposition to the bill,¬†
 Mr. George Sutton, Attorney, Utah Bankers Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Tanji Northrup, Assistant Commissioner, Utah Insurance Department, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Frank Pignanelli, Attorney, Utah Association of Bankers, spoke to the bill.
 President Niederhauser moved to go to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed with a vote of 7-0-0. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Davis G, Escamilla L, Hillyard L, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 S.B. 167 Bail Amendments (Adams, J. S.)
 Sen. Adams explained the bill.
 Mr. Gary Walton, Owner, Beehive Bail Bonds, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Rick Schwermer, Assistant Administrator, Utah State Office of the Courts, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Dominic Sanone, President, Dewey's Bail Bonds, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Jeff Buhman, Utah County Attorney, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Frank Pignanelli, Attoney, Aladdin Bail Bonds, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Wayne Carlos, Utah Bailbond Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Okerlund moved to pass S.B. 167 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 5-0-2. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Davis G, Escamilla L, Niederhauser W, Okerlund R Absent or not voting were: Hillyard L, Thatcher D
 H.B. 77 Fifth District Court Judge (Snow, V. L.)
 Rep. Snow presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Rick Schwermer, Assistant Administrator, Utah State Office of the Courts.
 Ms. Jackie de Gaston, spoke to the bill.
 President Niederhauser moved to pass H.B. 77 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Escamilla L, Niederhauser W Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Hillyard L, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 1st Sub. H.B. 13 Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (Snow, V. L.)
 Rep. Snow explained the bill.
 President Niederhauser moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 13 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Escamilla L, Niederhauser W Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Hillyard L, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 S.B. 185 Cause of Action for Minors Injured by Pornography (Weiler, T.)
 President Niederhauser assumed the chair.
 Sen. Weiler presented the bill with the assistance of Ms. Krisana Finley, Intern, Sutherland Institute.
 Sen. Weiler moved to amend S.B. 185 with Amendment #2. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Escamilla L, Niederhauser W Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Hillyard L, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 Ms. Gayle Ruzicka, Utah Eagle Forum, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Escamilla moved to pass S.B. 185 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Escamilla L, Niederhauser W Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Hillyard L, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 Sen. Weiler moved to adjourn. The motion passed with a vote of was 3-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Weiler T, Escamilla L, Niederhauser W Absent or not voting were: Davis G, Hillyard L, Okerlund R, Thatcher D
 Chair Niederhauser adjourned the meeting at 5:43 p.m.
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