MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE REVENUE AND TAXATION STANDING COMMITTEE
Monday, March 1, 2021 • 4:00 p.m. • 30 House Building


Members Present:
Rep. Robert M. Spendlove, Chair
Rep. Adam Robertson, Vice Chair
Rep. Nelson T. Abbott
Rep. Stewart E. Barlow
Rep. Joel K. Briscoe
Rep. Steve Eliason
Rep. Suzanne Harrison
Rep. Karianne Lisonbee
Rep. Douglas V. Sagers
Rep. Andrew Stoddard
Rep. Mark A. Strong

Members Absent:
Rep. Jefferson Moss
Rep. Travis M. Seegmiller

Staff Present:
Alex R. Janak, Policy Analyst
Jordan Gage, Committee Secretary

Note: A copy of related materials and an audio recording of the meeting can be found at www.le.utah.gov.

Chair Spendlove called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.
1. H.B. 416 Local Tax Sales Amendments (Hall, C.)
Rep. Hall presented the bill.
Committee discussion took place on the bill.
Curtis Koch, Clerk Auditor, Davis County, spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Sagers moved to pass H.B. 416 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 8-0-5.
Yeas - 8Nays-0Abs-5
Rep. S. Barlow
Rep. J. Briscoe
Rep. S. Harrison
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. D. Sagers
Rep. R. Spendlove
Rep. A. Stoddard
Rep. M. Strong
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. S. Eliason
Rep. J. Moss
Rep. A. Robertson
Rep. T. Seegmiller
2. 1st Sub. S.B. 167 Utah Film Economic Incentives (Winterton, R.)
Sen. Winterton presented the bill with the assistance of Kelly Stowell, Kane County.
Committee discussion took place on the bill.
Heather Andrews, State Director, Americans for Prosperity Utah, spoke against the bill.
David Wulf, private citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
Jonathan Martin, Director, Filmquest, spoke in favor of the bill.
Lisa Shepard, private citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
Shawn Milne, Cache Valley Economic Development Director, spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Sagers moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 167 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 6-3-4.
Yeas - 6Nays-3Abs-4
Rep. J. Briscoe
Rep. S. Eliason
Rep. S. Harrison
Rep. D. Sagers
Rep. R. Spendlove
Rep. A. Stoddard
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. A. Robertson
Rep. M. Strong
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. S. Barlow
Rep. J. Moss
Rep. T. Seegmiller
3. 1st Sub. S.B. 176 Mineral Lease Funds Amendments (Winterton, R.)
Sen. Winterton presented the bill.
Committee discussion took place on the bill.
Eric Johnson, Seven County Infrastructure Coalition, spoke to the bill.
Lynn Carroll, private citizen, spoke to the bill.
Noah Miterko, Policy Associate, Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah, spoke against the bill.
Jake Garfield, Utah Association of Counties, spoke in favor of the bill.
Nate Vosburg, private citizen, spoke against the bill.
Greg Miles, Commissioner, Duchesne County, spoke in favor of the bill.
Gary Uresk, City Administrator, Woodscross City, spoke to the bill.
Michael McKee, Executive Director, Seven County Infrastructure Coalition, spoke in favor of the bill.
Wendy Park, Center for Biological Diversity, spoke to the bill.
David Bennett, private citizen, spoke against the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Sagers moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 176 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 8-3-2.
Yeas - 8Nays-3Abs-2
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. S. Barlow
Rep. S. Eliason
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. A. Robertson
Rep. D. Sagers
Rep. R. Spendlove
Rep. M. Strong
Rep. J. Briscoe
Rep. S. Harrison
Rep. A. Stoddard
Rep. J. Moss
Rep. T. Seegmiller
MOTION: Rep. Lisonbee moved to approve the minutes from the February 24, 2021, meeting. The motion passed with a vote of 11-0-2.
Yeas - 11Nays-0Abs-2
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. S. Barlow
Rep. J. Briscoe
Rep. S. Eliason
Rep. S. Harrison
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. A. Robertson
Rep. D. Sagers
Rep. R. Spendlove
Rep. A. Stoddard
Rep. M. Strong
Rep. J. Moss
Rep. T. Seegmiller
MOTION: Rep. Sagers moved to adjourn. The motion passed with a vote of 11-0-2.
Yeas - 11Nays-0Abs-2
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. S. Barlow
Rep. J. Briscoe
Rep. S. Eliason
Rep. S. Harrison
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. A. Robertson
Rep. D. Sagers
Rep. R. Spendlove
Rep. A. Stoddard
Rep. M. Strong
Rep. J. Moss
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Chair Spendlove adjourned the meeting at 5:43 p.m.