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HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 405, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
February 11, 2003
Rep. Eric K. Hutchings, Vice Chair
Rep. Doug Aagard
Rep. Ron Bigelow
Rep. DeMar Bud Bowman
Rep. Don E. Bush
Rep. Neil A. Hansen
Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
Rep. Roz McGee
Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold
Rep. Loraine T. Pace
STAFF PRESENT: John Cannon, Policy Analyst
Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
VISITORS: List filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Hutchings called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Ferrin moved to approve the minutes of the February 6, 2003 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Aagard and Rep. Bigelow absent for the vote.
H.R. 7 Resolution Urging Congress to Withdraw the United States from the United Nations (D. Bush)
Rep. Bush introduced H.R. 7 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Ann Turner, Get Us Out of the United Nations Committee
Vickie Peterson, Lobbyist
Ed McGarr, Get Us Out of the United Nations Committee
Gayle Ruzicka, Utah Eagle Forum
Camille Crookston, citizen
Dean Lindsay, citizen
MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. McGee and Rep. Pace voting in opposition to the motion.
S.B. 40 Pay Plan - Salary Survey Amendments (M. Dmitrich)
Sen. Dmitrich introduced S.B. 40 and explained it to the committee. He was assisted by Scott Duncan, Utah Highway Patrol, and Dave Rumfield, Utah Highway Patrol Association.
Spoke to the bill: Con Whipple, Department of Human Resource Management
Spoke in favor of the bill: Rex Black, citizen
MOTION: Rep. Pace moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow absent for the vote.
H.B. 81S1 Compensation Study (T. McCartney)
Rep. McCartney introduced 1st Substitute H.B. 81 and explained it to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Hendrickson moved to amend the bill as follows
1. Page 1, Line 6: After " Operations" delete " Labor"
2. Page 1, Line 15: After "included in" insert "a"
3. Page 2, Line 32: Delete "female" and insert "state"
4. Page 2, Line 38: After "men;" insert "and"
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow absent for the vote.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Susan Sparrow, high school student
Anna Marks, high school student
Erin Segal, high school student
Corey Landeen, Utah Public Employees Association
MOTION: Rep. Bowman moved to pass the bill as amended out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow absent for the vote.
H.B. 115 DFCM Contract Claim Resolution Process (S. Clark)
Rep. Clark introduced H.B. 115 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Joe Jenkins, Division of Facilities Construction & Management
MOTION: Rep. Ferrin moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow absent for the vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
Rep. James A. Ferrin, Chair