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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING

Room 223 - State Capitol Building


February 26, 2002


MEMBERS PRESENT:
    Rep. Glenn L. Way, Chair
        Rep. James A. Ferrin, Vice Chair    
        Rep. Patrice Arent
        Rep. Chad E. Bennion
        Rep. Katherine M. Bryson
        Rep. Scott Daniels
        Rep. Ben C. Ferry
        Rep. Eric Hutchings
        Rep. Mike Thompson
        Rep. A. Lamont Tyler        
        
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Ron Bigelow
        Rep. Greg J. Curtis
        Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson

STAFF:    Jerry D. Howe, Research Analyst
        Cherri White, Committee Secretary            

VISITORS:    List of visitors on file            


    Representative Way called the meeting to order at 8:09 a.m.

H.B. 89    Ban on Gifts     (R. Becker)

    Representative Becker introduced the bill and explained its intent. Speaking in favor of the bill was Gabriel Ferrell, citizen, and Sandy Peck, League of Women Voters.

MOTION:    Representative Arent moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed 7- 1-5 with Representative Bryson voting in opposition to the motion, and Representatives Bennion and Tyler absent for the vote.

H.B. 270    Mental Health Practitioner in Parental Rights Action     (M. Thompson)

    Representative Thompson introduced the bill and explained its intent.

MOTION:    Representative Ferrin moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Tyler absent for the vote.


H.B. 173    Amendments to Settlement Agreements Requirements     (M. Dayton)


    Representative Dayton requested a member of the committee move to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 173.

MOTION:    Representative Bryson moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 173. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Tyler absent for the vote.

    Representative Dayton was assisted in answering questions from the committee by John Fellows, Legislative Research and General Counsel.

MOTION:    Representative Bryson moved to pass out 1st Substitute H.B. 173 favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

    Representative Way turned the chair to Representative Ferrin at 8:35 a.m.

H.B. 154    Expansion of DNA Database     (G. Way)

MOTION:    Representative Way moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 154. The motion passed unanimously.

    Representative Way introduced the substitute bill. (See handouts on file) Assisting in the presentation was Senator Howard Stephenson and Susan Allred, Legislative Research and General Counsel.

    Ken Wallentine, Utah Peace Officers Association, spoke in favor of the bill, and Keisha Davenport, UPNET, spoke in opposition to the bill.

MOTION:    Representative Arent moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 154 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Representative Arent moved to approve the minutes of February 7, 2002. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Way absent for the vote.

H.B. 138    Rights of Creditors Against Trust Property     (M. Newbold)

    Representative Newbold indicated she had a 1st Substitute H.B. 138 she would like the committee to consider .

MOTION:
    Representative Bryson moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 138. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Way absent for the vote.
    Representative Newbold introduced the 1st Substitute and explained its intent.


MOTION:
    Representative Thompson moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 138 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Way absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Representative Bennion moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Way absent for the vote. The meeting adjourned at 9:02 a.m.






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Rep. Glenn L. Way, Chair