MINUTES OF THE
SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 • 8:00 a.m. • 110 Senate Building


Members Present:
Sen. Todd D. Weiler, Chair
Sen. Michael S. Kennedy
Sen. Derek L. Kitchen
Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher

Members Absent:
Sen. Kirk A. Cullimore
Sen. Luz Escamilla
Sen. Jerry W. Stevenson

Staff Present:
Kristina King, Policy Analyst
Rachel Boe, Committee Secretary

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

Chair Weiler called the meeting to order at 8:08 a.m.
MOTION: Sen. Kennedy moved to approve the minutes from February 26, 2021. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4.
Yeas - 3Nays-0Abs-4
Sen. M. Kennedy
Sen. D. Kitchen
Sen. T. Weiler
Sen. K. Cullimore
Sen. L. Escamilla
Sen. J. Stevenson
Sen. D. Thatcher
1. 2nd Sub. H.B. 225 Administrative Garnishment Order Amendments (Miles, K.)
Rep. Kelly Miles explained the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Kennedy moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 225 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4.
Yeas - 3Nays-0Abs-4
Sen. M. Kennedy
Sen. D. Kitchen
Sen. T. Weiler
Sen. K. Cullimore
Sen. L. Escamilla
Sen. J. Stevenson
Sen. D. Thatcher
2. 1st Sub. H.B. 373 Conviction Reduction Amendments (Teuscher, J.)
Rep. Jordan Teuscher explained the bill with the assistance of David Leavitt, Utah County Attorney.
Lindsay Burrows, citizen, spoke to the bill.
Will Carlson, Deputy District Attorney, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ben Aldana, Public Defender, Utah County, spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Kennedy moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 373 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4.
Yeas - 3Nays-0Abs-4
Sen. M. Kennedy
Sen. D. Kitchen
Sen. T. Weiler
Sen. K. Cullimore
Sen. L. Escamilla
Sen. J. Stevenson
Sen. D. Thatcher
3. H.B. 379 Board of Pardons Amendments (Ray, P.)
Rep. Paul Ray explained the bill with the assistance of Mike Haddon, Administrative Services Director, Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, and Amanda Montague, Board of Pardons and Parole, Attorney General's Office.
MOTION: Sen. Kennedy moved to pass H.B. 379 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 3-0-4.
Yeas - 3Nays-0Abs-4
Sen. M. Kennedy
Sen. D. Kitchen
Sen. T. Weiler
Sen. K. Cullimore
Sen. L. Escamilla
Sen. J. Stevenson
Sen. D. Thatcher
4. H.B. 383 Flag Display Amendments (Gwynn, M.)
Rep. Matthew Gwynn explained the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Kennedy moved to pass H.B. 383 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3.
Yeas - 4Nays-0Abs-3
Sen. M. Kennedy
Sen. D. Kitchen
Sen. D. Thatcher
Sen. T. Weiler
Sen. K. Cullimore
Sen. L. Escamilla
Sen. J. Stevenson
MOTION: Sen. Kennedy moved to adjourn at 8:26 a.m. The motion passed with a vote of 4-0-3.
Yeas - 4Nays-0Abs-3
Sen. M. Kennedy
Sen. D. Kitchen
Sen. D. Thatcher
Sen. T. Weiler
Sen. K. Cullimore
Sen. L. Escamilla
Sen. J. Stevenson