MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 405, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
JANUARY 29, 2002
Rep. David Clark, Vice Chair
Rep. Ron Bigelow
Rep. Afton B. Bradshaw
Rep. DeMar Bud Bowman
Rep. Don E. Bush
Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
Rep. Neil A. Hansen
Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
Rep. Patricia W. Jones
Rep. Rebecca Lockhart
STAFF PRESENT: John Cannon, Research Analyst
John Fellows, Associate General Counsel
Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
VISITORS: List filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Buttars called the meeting to order at 3:55 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Hendrickson moved to approve the minutes of the January 25, 2002 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow, Rep. Bradshaw, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Lockhart, and Rep. Clark absent for the vote.
H.B. 71 Eliminate Straight Party Voting Option (T. Beck)
Rep. Beck introduced H.B. 71 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Laird Fetzer Hamblin, citizen
Marnie Satterfield, University of Utah student
Sherry Swenson, Salt Lake County Clerk
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Scott Parker, Executive Director, Utah Republican Party
Gayle Ruzicka, Eagle Forum
MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably.
MOTION: Rep. Lockhart moved to table the bill. The motion passed with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hansen, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Jones voting in opposition to the motion.
S.B. 34S1 Private Records Amendments (D. Steele)
Sen. Steele introduced 1st Substitute S.B. 34 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Al Sherwood, Chief Information Officer, Governor's Office
Sarah Meier, Utah School Boards Association
MOTION: Rep. Bradshaw moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Bigelow voting in opposition.
S.B. 36 Provisional Ballot (J. Hickman)
Sen. Hickman introduced S.B. 36 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Amy Naccarato, State Elections Office
MOTION: Rep. Bush moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Bowman moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 5:02 p.m.
Rep. Craig W. Buttars, Chair