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Room 405 State Capitol
February 7, 2003

Members Present:    Rep. Katherine M. Bryson, Chair
            Rep. Brent D. Parker, Vice Chair
            Rep. J. Stuart Adams
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski
            Rep. Craig W. Buttars
            Rep. David Clark        
            Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
            Rep. Jim Dunnigan
            Rep. Ben C. Ferry
            Rep. Neil A Hansen
            Rep. Todd E. Kiser
            Rep. Mike Morley

Members Absent:    
Rep. S. Clark
Staff Present:    Ms. Mary Catherine Perry, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Linda Error, Committee Secretary

Visitors:        List of visitors filed with committee minutes

Vice Chair Parker called the meeting to order at 8:09 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to approve the minutes of the February 5, 2003 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Buttars, Rep. D. Clark, Rep Duckworth, Rep. Dunnigan, and Rep. Ferry absent for the vote.

H.B. 217    Private Investigator Licensure Amendments (M. Dayton)

Rep. Dayton explained the bill with the assistance of John Tinsley, owner, Tinsley Investigative Services.

Spoke against the bill:    Dennis William, Pres., Private Investigators of Utah
                Kal Farr, Exec. Dir., Utah Chiefs of Police Association
                Mel Ashton, private investigator
                Ron Probert, Chairman, Private Investigators Licensure Board

Spoke for the bill:        Joel Campbell, Manager, Investigative Services, Workers Compensation Fund
                Karolee Hatcher, Human Resource Director,Tinsley Investigative Services
                Daniel Asay, employee, Tinsley Investigative Services
                Tom Bingham, Pres., Utah Manufacturers Association
                Ron Casper, National Federation of Independent Business
                Todd Barnett, private investigator
                Destin Swartz, President, West Professional Investigations

MOTION:    Rep. Ferry moved to amend the bill as follows:        

1.     Page 1, Lines 6-7        After “ that” delete “ Bureau of Criminal Identification” and insert “Commissioner” after “ days” delete “ ,” and insert “ .

2.     Page 1, Line 8            Delete line 8

3.     Page 1, Line 9            Delete “ the bureau's decision, rather than issuing the licenses.

4.     Page 1, Lines 10-11        Delete “ The act also allows the bureau to consider mitigating circumstances when reviewing the applicant's good moral character.

5.     Page 2, Lines 42-43        Delete lines 42-43

6.     Page 4, Line 116        Delete “bureau,

7.     Page 5, Lines 122-124    Delete lines 122-124

8.     Page 5, Line 125         Delete "(b) The bureau” and insert “The commissioner” and delete “three” and insert “thirty

9.     Page 5, Line 127        Delete “bureau” and reinstate “commissioner”

10.     Page 5, Line 135        Delete “bureau” reinstate “commissioner”

11.     Page 5, Lines 143-145    Reinstate lines 143-145

12.     Page 6, Lines 156-157    After “meet” delete “quarterly, unless the board has no business to conduct during that quarter, and shall also

meet” and after “chair” reinstate “,but not less than once each quarter.”

13.     Page 6, Lines 177-179    Delete lines 177-179

14.     Page 7, Line 191        After “the” delete “bureau” and reinstate “board”

15.     Page 7, Line 193        After “of the” delete “bureau” and reinstate “board” and after “and the” delete “bureau” and reinstate “board”

16.     Page 8, Line 220        Delete “bureau” and reinstate “board”

17.     Page 8, Line 224        Delete “bureau” and reinstate “board”

18.     Page 8, Line 234        Delete “bureau” and reinstate “board”

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Ferry, and Rep. Hansen voting in opposition.

H.B. 219    Wages for Tipped Employees (D. Ure)

Rep. Ure explained the bill with the assistance of Joseph Gallegos Jr., Division Director, Utah Anti-discrimination Labor Division, Utah Labor Commission.

Spoke for the bill:    Linda Hilton, Director, Coalition of Religious Communities

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 189    Lending Law Amendments (W. Harper)

Rep. Harper explained the bill

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to delete in title and body H.B. 189 and replace it with 2nd Sub. H.B. 189. The motion passed unanimously.

Spoke for the bill:    Richard Rawle, Pres., Utah Consumers Lending Association
            Kip Cashmore, Utah Consumers Lending Association

            Edward Leary, Department of Financial Institutions

Spoke to the bill:    Wayne Palmer, owner, mobile home park

MOTION:    Rep. Ferry moved to pass the bill out favorably.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to amend the bill as follows

1.     Page 10, Lines 290-299    Delete lines 290-299

Rep. Biskupski withdrew the motion.

MOTION:    Rep. Adams moved to go to the next item on the agenda. The motion failed with Rep. Adams, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Morley voting in favor.

        The original motion to pass 2nd Sub. H. B. 189 out favorably passed unanimously.

H.C.R. 9    Resolution Recognizing Positive Influence of Local Businesses on State Economy (J. Dougall)

Rep. Dougall explained the resolution.

MOTION:    Rep. Adams moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan absent for the vote.     

H.B. 146    Nontraditional Insurers (J. Ferrin)

This bill was not discussed at the meeting.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dunnigan absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Parker adjourned the meeting at 9:55 a.m.

Rep. Katherine Bryson, Chair