MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
Monday, March 1, 2021 • 4:00 p.m. • 2110 State Office Building


Members Present:
Rep. A. Cory Maloy, Chair
Rep. Norman K. Thurston, Vice Chair
Rep. Walt Brooks
Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost
Rep. Phil Lyman
Rep. Michael J. Petersen
Rep. Val L. Peterson
Rep. Candice B. Pierucci
Rep. Stephanie Pitcher
Rep. Steve Waldrip
Rep. Douglas R. Welton

Staff Present:
Lisa Sorensen, Policy Analyst
Linda Service, Committee Secretary

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

Chair Thurston called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Dailey-Provost moved to approve the minutes of the February 26, 2021 meeting. The motion passed with a vote of 8-0-3.
Yeas - 8Nays-0Abs-3
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
1. H.R. 7 Resolution Honoring Legislative Staff (Dailey-Provost, J.)
Rep. Dailey-Provost introduced the resolution.
MOTION: Rep. Maloy moved to pass H.R. 7 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 8-0-3.
Yeas - 8Nays-0Abs-3
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
2. 2nd Sub. S.B. 195 Emergency Response Amendments (Vickers, E.)
Sen. Vickers introduced the bill assisted by Rep. V. Peterson.
SB195 Talking Points
SB195 Technical Summary
Richard Saunders, Director, Utah Department of Health, spoke in support of the bill.
Alysia Ducuara, President, Utah Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Alena Ericksen, citizen, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Kimberley Shoaf, public health, spoke to the bill.
Heather Fann, business owner, spoke to the bill.
Dalane England, citizen, spoke against the bill.
Connor Boyack, Liberitas Institute, spoke in support of the bill.
Kristine Snyder, public health, spoke to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Dailey-Provost moved to replace 2nd Substitute S.B. 195 with 3rd Substitute S.B. 195. The motion passed with a vote of 11-0-0.
Yeas - 11Nays-0Abs-0
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
MOTION: Rep. Dailey-Provost moved to amend 3rd Substitute S.B. 195 with Amendment #1. The motion passed with a vote of 11-0-0.
Amendment 1
3rd Sub. S.B. 195
1.        Page 19, Lines 556 through 559: 
556                 (i) at any time by joint resolution terminate an order of constraint issued by the
557         department; or
558                 (ii) by joint resolution terminate an order of constraint issued by a local health department in response to a public
559         health emergency that has been in effect for more than 30 days; and

Yeas - 11Nays-0Abs-0
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
Rep. Peterson moved to pass 3rd Substitute S.B. 195 out favorably.
Rep. Lyman moved to amend 3rd Substitute S.B. 195.
Rep. Lyman withdrew his motion.
Rep. Peterson's motion to pass 3rd Substitute S.B. 195 out favorablypassed with a vote 10-1-0.
Yeas - 10Nays-1Abs-0
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
Rep. P. Lyman
3. H.B. 294 Pandemic Emergency Powers Amendments (Ray, P.)
Rep. Ray introduced the bill.
Richard Saunders spoke to the bill.
Kristine Snyder spoke to the bill.
Dr. Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, speaking for herself supported the bill.
Dalane England spoke in support of the bill.
Christy Cushing, Utah Public Health Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Sara McArthur-Pierce, citizen, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Bryce Hansen, citizen, spoke to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Maloy moved to replace H.B. 294 with 2nd Substitute H.B. 294. The motion passed with a vote of 10-0-1.
Yeas - 10Nays-0Abs-1
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
Rep. V. Peterson
MOTION: Rep. Maloy moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 294 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 7-3-1.
Yeas - 7Nays-3Abs-1
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. V. Peterson
4. H.B. 428 Public Education Governance and Appeals (Waldrip, S.)
Rep. Waldrip introduced the bill.
Ron Gordon, General Counsel, Governor's Office, spoke to the bill.
Angie Stallings, Deputy Superintendent of Policy, Utah State Board of Education, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Mary Catherine Perry, citizen, spoke in support of the bill.
McKay Jensen, Utah School Superintendents Association/Utah School Boards Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Emily McCormick, parent, spoke in support of the bill.
Dr. Sara Jones, Utah Education Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Waldrip moved to replace H.B. 428 with 2nd Substitute H.B. 428. The motion passed with a vote of 11-0-0.
Yeas - 11Nays-0Abs-0
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
MOTION: Rep. Waldrip moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 428 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 6-5-0.
Yeas - 6Nays-5Abs-0
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. D. Welton
5. 1st Sub. S.B. 181 Department of Government Operations (Millner, A.)
Sen. Millner introduced the bill assisted by Jenny Reese, Director, Administrative Services.
MOTION: Rep. Pierucci moved to replace 1st Substitute S.B. 181 with 2nd Substitute S.B. 181. The motion passed with a vote of 10-0-1.
Yeas - 10Nays-0Abs-1
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
Rep. S. Pitcher
MOTION: Rep. Dailey-Provost moved to pass 2nd Substitute S.B. 181 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 10-0-1.
Yeas - 10Nays-0Abs-1
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
Rep. S. Pitcher
6. 1st Sub. S.B. 182 Department of Government Operations - Cross Reference Changes (Millner, A.)
Sen. Millner introduced the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Peterson moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 182 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 10-0-1.
Yeas - 10Nays-0Abs-1
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
Rep. S. Pitcher
7. H.B. 415 Executive Order Review Process Amendments (Lyman, P.)
Rep. Lyman introduced the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Peterson moved to pass H.B. 415 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 8-1-2.
Yeas - 8Nays-1Abs-2
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. D. Welton
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. S. Waldrip
8. H.B. 407 Utah Pioneer Standard Issue License Plate Amendments (Ballard, M.G.)
Rep. Ballard introduced the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Maloy moved to pass H.B. 407 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 6-5-0.
Yeas - 6Nays-5Abs-0
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. S. Pitcher
9. 1st Sub. S.B. 201 Public Notice Amendments (Mayne, K.)
Sen. Mayne introduced the bill assisted by Lincoln Shurtz, West Valley City.
Karson Eilers, Utah League of Cities and Towns, spoke in support of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Dailey-Provost moved to replace 1st Substitute S.B. 201 with 2nd Substitute S.B. 201. The motion passed with a vote of 11-0-0.
Yeas - 11Nays-0Abs-0
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
MOTION: Rep. Dailey-Provost moved to pass 2nd Substitute S.B. 201 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 11-0-0.
Yeas - 11Nays-0Abs-0
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
MOTION: Rep. Dailey-Provost moved to adjourn. The motion passed with a vote of 11-0-0.
Yeas - 11Nays-0Abs-0
Rep. W. Brooks
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. P. Lyman
Rep. A. Maloy
Rep. M. Petersen
Rep. V. Peterson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. N. Thurston
Rep. S. Waldrip
Rep. D. Welton
Chair Thurston adjourned the meeting at 6:31 p.m.