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MINUTES OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY
STANDING COMMITTEE
Thursday, January 24, 2002
Room 414, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING



Members Present:        Sen. David L. Gladwell, Chair
            Sen. D. Chris Buttars
            Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
            Sen. Millie M. Peterson
            Sen. Alicia Suazo
            Sen. John L. Valentine
        
Staff Present:        Jerry D. Howe, Research Analyst
            Saundra Maeser, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Paul Hess, Legislative Research and General Counsel
            John Nielson, Utah State Bar
            Chris Tyler, General Counsel, Utah Association of Realtors
            Michelle Heward, Assoc. Professor, Weber State University
            Lori Silcox, Director, Midvale Youth Court
            Scott Plohavz, Senior Judge, Layton Youth Court
            Rod Morelli, Exec. Director, State Tax Commission
            Cindy Crass, Attorney, Callister, Nebeker and McCullough
            Doug Fox, Utah Association of Financial Services
            Roger Tidwell, Vice Pres. and Trust Officer, Bank of Utah
            David Macbeth, Vice Pres. and Trust Officer, Central Bank
            Crawford Cragun, President, Franklin Templeton Bank and Trust

Visitor list on file.

Chair Gladwell called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m.

1.     S.B. 103 Termination of Joint Tenancy in Real Property (L. Hillyard)    

    Sen. Lyle Hillyard introduced the bill, assisted by Paul Hess, Legislative Research and     General Counsel.

    John Nielson, Utah State Bar, and Chris Tyler, General Counsel, Utah Association of     Realtors, spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Buttars moved to pass S.B. 103 out with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine absent for the vote.


    

    Sen. Peterson assumed the chair.

2.     S.B. 130 Youth Court Amendments (D. Gladwell)

    Sen. David Gladwell introduced the bill.

    Michelle Heward, Assoc. Professor, Weber State University, clarified issues and spoke in support of the bill.     

    Lori Silcox, Director, Midvale Youth Court, and Scott Plohavz, Senior Judge, Layton     Youth Court, spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Buttars moved to pass S.B. 130 out with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine absent for the vote.

    Chair Gladwell assumed the chair.

3.     S.B. 62 Tax Commission Criminal Investigators Designation as Special Function Officers (C. Bramble)

    Sen. Curtis Bramble introduced the bill.

    Rod Morelli, Exec. Director, State Tax     Commission, assisted in the presentation.
    
     MOTION: Sen. Peterson moved to pass S.B. 62 out with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

4.     S.B. 117 Trust Amendments (J. Valentine)

    Sen. John Valentine introduced the bill.

    Cindy Crass, Attorney, Callister,     Nebeker and McCullough, answered questions, clarified issues and spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Valentine made a motion to amend S.B. 117 as follows:

    1. Page 5, Line 124: After “any act” delete “taken or

    The motion passed unanimously.


    The following spoke in favor of the bill:
    Doug Fox, Utah Association of Financial Services
    Roger Tidwell, Vice President and Trust Officer, Bank of Utah
    David Macbeth, Vice President and Trust Officer, Central Bank
    Crawford Cragun, President, Franklin Templeton Bank and Trust

     MOTION: Sen. Peterson moved to pass S.B. 117 out with a favorable recommendation, as     amended.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Peterson moved to adjourn the meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously.
    
    Sen. Gladwell adjourned the meeting at 10:04 a.m.

    Minutes recorded by Saundra Maeser, Secretary




Sen. David L. Gladwell, Chair