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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 405, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
FEBRUARY 27, 2002



MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Craig W. Buttars, Chair
        Rep. David Clark, Vice Chair
        Rep. DeMar “Bud” Bowman
        Rep. Afton B. Bradshaw
        Rep. Don E. Bush
        Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
        Rep. Neil A. Hansen    
        Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
        Rep. Patricia W. Jones
        Rep. Rebecca Lockhart

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Ron Bigelow
        
STAFF PRESENT:    John Cannon, Research Analyst
        Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
        
VISITORS:        List filed with committee minutes.

Rep. Butters called the meeting to order at 8:03 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Bush moved to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2002 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep.Bradshaw, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Lockhart absent for the vote.


H.B. 351    Election Process Amendments (G. Curtis)

Rep. Curtis introduced H.B. 351 and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Bowman moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bradshaw and Rep. Lockhart absent for the vote.


H.B. 323    State Fleet Operations Amendments (G. Adair)

Rep. Adair introduced H.B. 323 and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Lockhart absent for the vote.




H.B. 306    Election Law Revisions (G. Donnelson)

Rep. Donnelson introduced H.B. 306 and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Lockhart moved to return the bill to the Rules Committee with the recommendation it be referred to interim study. The motion passed with Rep. Jones voting in opposition to the motion.


S.B. 68    Utah Procurement Code Amendments (M. Dmitrich)

Sen. Dmitrich introduced S.B. 68 and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to place S.B. 68 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.


S.B. 128    Open and Public Meetings Revisions (G. Davis)

Sen. Davis introduced S.B. 128 and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Jones moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bradshaw absent for the vote.


S.B. 137    Government Records Access & Management Act - Technical Revisions (A. Suazo)

Sen. Suazo introduced S.B. 137 and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Lockhart moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bradshaw absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to place S.B. 137 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bradshaw absent for the vote.





S.B. 162    Department of Human Resource Management - Report of Funded Vacant Positions (L. Blackham)

At Rep. Buttars' request, Con Whipple of the Department of Human Resource Management introduced S.B. 162 and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Bush moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bradshaw absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Rep. Lockhart moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bradshaw absent for the vote..

The meeting adjourned at 8:51 a.m.




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                        Rep. Craig W. Buttars, Chair