MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 • 2:15 p.m. • 2110 State Office Building


Members Present:
Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, Chair
Rep. Nelson T. Abbott
Rep. Cheryl K. Acton
Rep. Kera Birkeland
Rep. Brady Brammer
Rep. Craig Hall
Rep. Brian S. King
Rep. Travis M. Seegmiller
Rep. V. Lowry Snow
Rep. Mark A. Wheatley

Members Absent:
Rep. Jon Hawkins, Vice Chair
Rep. Stephanie Pitcher

Staff Present:
Kristina King, 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 Lisonbee called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m.
1. H.B. 412 Court-appointed Therapists Amendments (Teuscher, J.)
Rep. Teuscher presented the bill with the assistance of Brent Salazar-Hall, Family Law Section, Executive Committee of the Utah State Bar.
Committee discussion took place on the bill.
Russ Hymas, Utah Association for Justice, spoke to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Brammer moved to replace H.B. 412 with 1st Substitute H.B. 412. The motion passed with a vote of 9-0-3.
Yeas - 9Nays-0Abs-3
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. V. Snow
Rep. M. Wheatley
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. T. Seegmiller
MOTION: Rep. Brammer moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 412 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 8-1-3.
Yeas - 8Nays-1Abs-3
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. V. Snow
Rep. M. Wheatley
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. T. Seegmiller
2. S.B. 197 Trust Deed Amendments (Wilson, C.)
Sen. Wilson presented the bill.
Committee discussion took place on the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Acton moved to pass S.B. 197 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 10-0-2.
Yeas - 10Nays-0Abs-2
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Rep. V. Snow
Rep. M. Wheatley
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
3. H.B. 410 Juvenile Justice Amendments (Snow, V. L.)
MOTION: Rep. Acton moved to approve the minutes from the March 1, 2021, meeting. The motion passed with a vote of 10-0-2.
Yeas - 10Nays-0Abs-2
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Rep. V. Snow
Rep. M. Wheatley
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. Snow presented the bill with the assistance of Brett Peterson, Director, Juvenile Justice Services.
Committee discussion took place on the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Snow moved to replace H.B. 410 with 1st Substitute H.B. 410. The motion passed with a vote of 10-0-2.
Yeas - 10Nays-0Abs-2
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Rep. V. Snow
Rep. M. Wheatley
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
MOTION: Rep. Brammer moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 410 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 10-0-2.
Yeas - 10Nays-0Abs-2
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Rep. V. Snow
Rep. M. Wheatley
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
4. 1st Sub. S.B. 150 Government Records Access and Management Act Judicial Review Amendments (Weiler, T.)
Rep. Christiansen presented the bill.
Committee discussion took place on the bill.
MOTION: Rep. King moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 150 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 8-0-4.
Yeas - 8Nays-0Abs-4
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Rep. M. Wheatley
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. V. Snow
5. H.B. 422 Political Subdivision Civil Liability Amendments (Brammer, B.)
Rep. Brammer presented the bill.
Committee discussion took place on the bill.
Wade Carpenter, Utah Chiefs of Police Association, spoke against the bill.
Mike Brown, Salt Lake City Police Department, spoke to the bill.
John Park, Utah League of Cities and Towns, spoke against the bill.
Steve Sullivan, attorney, Utah Association for Justice, spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Brammer moved to amend H.B. 422 with Amendment #1. The motion passed with a vote of 9-0-3.
Amendment 1
H.B. 422
1.        Page 2, Line 54: 
54         disturbance and did not participate in the riot or civil disturbance .

Yeas - 9Nays-0Abs-3
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Rep. M. Wheatley
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. V. Snow
MOTION: Rep. Abbott moved to pass H.B. 422 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 8-1-3.
Yeas - 8Nays-1Abs-3
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Rep. M. Wheatley
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. V. Snow
6. S.B. 220 Court Fee Amendments (Riebe, K.)
Sen. Riebe presented the bill with the assistance of Michael Drechsel, Assistant State Court Administrator, Administrative Office of the Courts.
Committee discussion took place on the bill.
Michael Drechsel, Assistant State Court Administrator, Administrative Office of the Courts, spoke to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Brammer moved to go to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed with a vote of 4-3-5.
Yeas - 4Nays-3Abs-5
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. V. Snow
Rep. M. Wheatley
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. King moved to pass S.B. 220 out favorably. The substitute motion failed with a vote of 3-4-5.
Yeas - 3Nays-4Abs-5
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. B. King
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. V. Snow
Rep. M. Wheatley
7. 1st Sub. S.B. 67 Workplace Violence Protective Orders (Weiler, T.)
Sen. Weiler presented the bill.
Committee discussion took place on the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Brammer moved to adjourn. The motion passed with a vote of 6-0-6.
Yeas - 6Nays-0Abs-6
Rep. N. Abbott
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. B. Brammer
Rep. C. Hall
Rep. K. Lisonbee
Rep. T. Seegmiller
Rep. K. Birkeland
Rep. J. Hawkins
Rep. B. King
Rep. S. Pitcher
Rep. V. Snow
Rep. M. Wheatley
Chair Lisonbee adjourned the meeting at 4:06 p.m.