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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 223 - State Capitol Building

January 31, 2002


COMMITTEE MEMBERS:    Rep. David L. Hogue, Chair
                Rep. David N. Cox, Vice Chair
            Rep. Sheryl L. Allen    
            Rep. Fred J. Fife III
            Rep. Joseph G. Murray
            Rep. Darin G. Peterson
            Rep. Max W. Young

MEMBERS EXCUSED:    Rep. Ralph Becker    
            Rep. David Ure
MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Stephen D. Clark    
        Rep. LaWanna "Lou" Shurtliff
    
STAFF PRESENT:    Joseph Wade, Research Analyst
        Karen Holt, Committee Secretary

VISITORS:        (List filed with committee minutes.)
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The meeting was called to order by Chair Hogue at 3:56 p.m.

S.B. 41    Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations Amendments (M. Peterson)

Senator Peterson introduced the bill.

Motion:    Rep. Young moved that the committee report a favorable recommendation on S.B. 41. The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-5, with Reps. Allen, Fife, Hogue, Murray, Peterson and Young voting yes, and Reps. Becker, Clark, Cox, Shurtliff and Ure absent for the vote.

Motion:    Rep. Murray moved to place S.B. 41 on the Consent Calender. The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-5, with Reps. Allen, Fife, Hogue, Murray, Peterson and Young voting yes, and Reps. Becker, Clark, Cox, Shurtliff and Ure absent for the vote.

Motion:    Rep. Peterson moved to adopt the minutes of January 29, 2002. The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-5, with Reps. Allen, Fife, Hogue, Murray, Peterson and Young voting yes, and Reps. Becker, Clark, Cox, Shurtliff and Ure absent for the vote.

H.B. 131    Reporting of Data to the Automated Geographic Reference Center (L. Pace)

Motion:    Rep. Peterson moved to adopt the following amendments:



1.    Page 1, Line 8:    After "center" delete the remainder of line 8

2.    Page 1, Line 9:    At the beginning of line 9 delete "and"

3.    Page 1, Line 10:    After "districts." insert "The act requires counties to submit to the State Tax Commission information relating to changes in county boundaries due to annexation or the creation of a new county."

4.    Page 2, Line 33:    After "(2)" insert "(a)"

5.    Page 2, Lines 34-35:    Delete lines 34 and 35 and insert "the legislative body of the annexing county shall send a notice to the State Tax Commission.
        (b) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall include:
        (i) a copy of the governor's proclamation;
        (ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the annexation have been completed; and
        (iii) a map or plat that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description of the annexing county following annexation.
"

6.    Page 2, Line 42:    After "(2)" insert "(a)"

7.    Page 2, Lines 43-44:    Delete lines 43 and 44 and insert "the legislative body of the annexing county shall send a notice to the State Tax Commission.
        (b) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall include:
        (i) a copy of the governor's proclamation;
        (ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the annexation have been completed; and
        (iii) a map or plat that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description of the area that was annexed.
"

8.    Page 3, Line 65:    After "(3)" insert "(a)"

9.    Page 3, Lines 66-67:    Delete lines 66 and 67 and insert "the legislative body of the county from which the greatest portion of the new county was taken shall send a notice to the State Tax Commission.
        (b) Each notice under Subsection (1) shall include:
        (i) a copy of the governor's proclamation;
        (ii) a certification that all necessary legal requirements relating to the creation of the new county have been completed; and
        (iii) a map or plat that delineates an accurate metes and bounds description of the new county.
"

10.    Page 10, Line 276:    After "11-13-5.6," insert "17-2-4, 17-2-9, 17-3-3,"




The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-5, with Reps. Allen, Fife, Hogue, Murray, Peterson and Young voting yes, and Reps. Becker, Clark, Cox, Shurtliff and Ure absent for the vote.

Rep. Pace introduced the bill as amended.

Motion:    Rep. Murray moved that the committee report a favorable recommendation on H.B. 131 as amended. The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-5, with Reps. Allen, Fife, Hogue, Murray, Peterson and Young voting yes, and Reps. Becker, Clark, Cox, Shurtliff and Ure absent for the vote.

Motion:    Rep. Allen moved that H.B. 131 be placed on the Consent Calender. The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-5, with Reps. Allen, Fife, Hogue, Murray, Peterson and Young voting yes, and Reps. Becker, Clark, Cox, Shurtliff and Ure absent for the vote.

H.B. 126    Annexations Involving Townships (C. Duckworth)

H.B. 126 was not discussed.

H.B. 127    County Ballot Questions (C. Buttars)

Rep. Buttars introduced the bill.

Motion:    Rep. Murray moved that the committee report a favorable recommendation on H.B. 127. The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-5, with Reps. Allen, Fife, Hogue, Murray, Peterson and Young voting yes, and Reps. Becker, Clark, Cox, Shurtliff and Ure absent for the vote.

Motion:    Rep. Fife moved that H.B. 127 be placed on the Consent Calender. The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-5, with Reps. Allen, Fife, Hogue, Murray, Peterson and Young voting yes, and Reps. Becker, Clark, Cox, Shurtliff and Ure absent for the vote.

S.B. 82    County Personnel Management Act Amendments (B. Evans)

Senator Evans introduced the bill.

Motion:    Rep. Allen moved to adopt the following amendments:

1.    Page 1, Line 27
    Senate Committee Amendments
    1-23-2002:    Bracket "This chapter is optional with counties having" and insert "On or after May 6, 2002, any county that has"






2.    Page 2, Line 28
    Senate Committee Amendments
    1-23-2002:    Bracket "employees" and "not covered by other merit systems." and insert "equivalents (FTEs), excluding elected officials is not required to but may, at its option, comply with the provisions of this chapter."

3.    Page 2, Line 28
    Senate Committee Amendments
    1-23-2002:    After line 28 insert:
        "(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (4), any county which was required to comply with the provisions of this chapter prior to May 6, 2002, shall continue to comply with the provisions of this chapter even though the county may not thereafter meet or exceed the threshold requirements of Subsection (4)."

Brent Gardner, Utah Assoc. of Cities and Towns, spoke to the amendment for clarification.
Frederick Van Der Veur, Utah Public Employees Assn., spoke to the amendment.

The motion to amend passed with a vote of 5-1-5, with Reps. Allen, Fife, Hogue, Murray, and Young voting yes, Rep. Peterson voting no, and Reps. Becker, Clark, Cox, Shurtliff and Ure absent for the vote.

Brent Gardner, Utah Assoc. of Cities and Towns, spoke in favor of the bill.
Frederick Van Der Veur, Utah Public Employees Assn., spoke in favor of the bill.

Motion:
    Rep. Young moved that the committee report a favorable recommendation on S.B. 82 as amended. The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 7-0-4, with Reps. Allen, Cox, Fife, Hogue, Murray, Peterson and Young voting yes, and Reps. Becker, Clark, Shurtliff and Ure absent for the vote.

Motion:    Rep. Murray moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 4:36 p.m.





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                    David L. Hogue, Chair