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MINUTES OF THE

PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 223 - State Capitol Building

                 February 27, 2002                                                         
MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. John E. Swallow, Chair    
                    Rep. Doug Aagard, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Sheryl L. Allen
                    Rep. Chad E. Bennion                
                    Rep. Brent H. Goodfellow
                    Rep. Eric Hutchings
                    Rep. Ty McCartney
                    Rep. Gordon E. Snow                 
                     Rep. Stephen H. Urquhart
                
MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Ralph Becker
                    
Rep. Martin R. Stephens
                    
Rep. David Ure

STAFF PRESENT:
            Richard North, Research Analyst
                    Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
        

VISITORS:    List of visitors on file

Vice Chair Aagard called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. McCartney moved to approve the minutes of February 25, 2002. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Allen, Rep. Bennion, and Rep. Snow, and Rep. Swallow absent for the vote.


H.B. 308    Renewable Energy Amendments (J. Gowans)

MOTION:    Rep. Goodfellow moved to return H.B. 308 to the Rules Committee with a recommendation that it be referred to interim study. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Allen, Rep. Bennion, Rep. Snow, and Rep. Swallow absent for the vote.


S.B. 152    Electric Energy Efficiency and Conservation Tariff (L. Blackham)

Sen. Blackham introduced S.B. 152 and explained it to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Jeff Burks, Department of Natural Resources
                Kathy VanDame, League of Women Voters




MOTION:    Rep. McCartney moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Allen and Rep. Bennion absent for the vote.


S.B. 153    Taxes or Charges on Telecommunications Service (C. Bramble)

Sen. Bramble introduced S.B. 153 and explained it to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Bruce Johnson, State Tax Commission

MOTION:    Rep. Swallow moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Allen and Rep. Bennion absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Swallow moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Allen and Rep. Bennion absent for the vote.

Representative Swallow thanked committee members and staff for their efforts during the session.


SB104S1    Sale of Municipal Power Systems (J. Hickman)

Sen. Hickman introduced S.B.104S1 and explained it to the committee.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Bennion moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Swallow absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Aagard adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m.


                        

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                 Rep. John E. Swallow, Chair