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MINUTES OF THE BUSINESS/LABOR
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
STANDING COMMITTEE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2002
Room 403, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING



Members Present:     Sen. Dan Eastman, Chair
         Sen. Parley Hellewell
         Sen. Curtis Bramble
         Sen. Ed Mayne


Member Absent:      Sen. Gene Davis
         Sen. Steve Poulton
        
Staff Present: Mary Catherine Perry, Research Analyst
        Jeanne Wride, Committee Secretary

        Public Speakers Present: John Young, Utah Subcontractors Council; Taz Biesinger, Utah Home Builders Association; Richard Thorn, Association of General Contractors; Karen Silver, Salty Lake Community Action Program, Robert Bergman, Utah Mechanical Contractors Association..    
    
Visitors list on File

    Sen. Eastman called the meeting to order at 8:08 a.m.
    
1.     MOTION: Sen. Hellewell moved to approve minutes of January 23rd, 2002.
    
    The motion passed unanimously.
        
2.    S.B. 78 AMENDMENTS TO CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS REGARDING UNREASONABLE DELAYS (Sen. S. Jenkins)

    Sen. Jenkins presented the bill to the committee.

    John Young, Utah Subcontractors Council and Robert Bergman, Utah Mechanical Contractors Association, spoke in favor of the bill.     Taz Biesinger, Utah Home Builders Association and Richard Thorn, Association of General Contractors, spoke against the bill.
    
    MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to pass S.B.78 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.


3.     S.B. 115 MOBILE HOME PARK RESIDENCY TECHNICAL REVISIONS
(Sen. D. Eastman)
    
    
Sen. Eastman presented the bill to the committee.

    Karen Silver, Salt Lake Community Action Program, spoke to the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to pass S.B. 115 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

4.     S.B. 123 VENUE FOR CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS
(Sen. J. Valentine)     
    Sen. Valentine presented the bill to the committee.
        
    MOTION: Sen. Hellewell moved to pass S. B. 123 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Hellewell moved to have S. B. 123 placed on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

5.     H.B. 234 MECHANICS' LIEN AMENDMENTS (Rep. K. Garn)
    
    MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to pass H. B. 234 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.
    
    The motion passed unanimously.
    
6.     H. B. 11 REPEAL OF UTAH OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (Rep. D. Bush)
    
    Rep. Bush presented the bill to the committee.

    Committee discussion followed.

    MOTION:
Sen. Bramble moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.


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    Chair Eastman adjourned the meeting at 9:08 a.m.
        
    Minutes recorded by Jeanne Wride, Secretary






        `     Sen. Dan R. Eastman
Sen. Dan Eastman, Chair