Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee - February 27, 2017

250 State Capitol

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Chair Weiler called the meeting to order at 4:13 p.m.
 Recording 1
 Sen. Hillyard moved to approve the minutes of the February 23, 2017 meeting.
 S.B. 266 Division of Child and Family Services Appeals (Henderson, D.)
 Sen. Hendersen presented the bill with the assistance of Holly Richardson.
 Mr. Brent Platt, Director, Division of Child and Family Services, spoke to the bill.
 Sen. Escamilla moved to pass S.B. 266 out favorably.
 S.B. 251 Local Government Criminal Penalty Amendments (Thatcher, D.)
 Sen. Thatcher moved to amend S.B. 251 with Amendment #1.
 Sen. Thatcher explained the bill.
 Mr. Will Carlson, Statewide Association of Prosecutors, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Thatcher moved to pass S.B. 251 out favorably.
 H.B. 200 Sexual Assault Kit Processing Amendments (Romero, A.)
 Rep. Romero presented the bill with the assistance of Jay Henry, Director, Department of Public Safety Crime Lab.
 Mr. David Spadelford, Lobbyist, Utah Chiefs of Police Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Escamilla moved to pass H.B. 200 out favorably.
 H.B. 93 Judicial Nominating Process Amendments (Nelson, M.)
 Sen. Davis assumed the chair.
 Rep. Nelson explained the bill.
 Sen. Weiler resumed the chair.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to amend H.B. 93 with Amendment #2.
 Mr. Rob Rice, President, Utah State Bar, spoke against the bill.
 Ms. Jacey Skinner, General Counsel, Governor Herbert, spoke to the bill.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to pass H.B. 93 out favorably.
 Sen. Davis moved to table H.B. 93.
 Sen. Thatcher moved to adjourn.
 Chair Weiler adjourned the meeting at 5:51 p.m.
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