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Room 225 - State Capitol Building

February 14, 2003

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. David N. Cox, Chair
                    Rep. Peggy Wallace, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Gregory H. Hughes                    
                    Rep. Dana C. Love                    
                    Rep. LaWanna Shurtliff     

MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Jeff Alexander                              
    Rep. Brent H. Goodfellow
                    Rep. Steven R. Mascaro
                    Rep. Karen W. Morgan

STAFF PRESENT:            Ms. Jami Momberger, Policy Analyst
                    Ms. Linda Error, House Secretary

VISITORS:              List of visitors filed with committee report

Chair Cox called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Shurtliff moved to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2003 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Wallace absent for the vote.

H.B. 19    Employment Security Act Modifications (M. Newbold)

Rep. Newbold explained the bill with the assistance of Christopher Love, Director of Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Workforce Services.

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

1.    Page 1, Line 7:    After " unemployment" insert " compensation"

2.    Page 1, Line 20:    After "additional" insert "unemployment compensation"

3.    Page 1, Line 21:    After "benefits," insert "hereafter referred to in this section as "additional benefits,""

4.    Page 3, Line 63:    After "(c)" delete "additional" and insert "extended"

5.    Page 3, Line 64:    After "(d)" delete "extended" and insert "additional"

6.    Page 3, Lines 67-68:    After "(8)(a) delete the rest of lines 67-68 and insert
        "The division may not charge a contributing base employer's account with any portion of additional benefits paid to an individual under this section."

7.    Page 3, Line 77:    After "additional" insert "unemployment compensation"

Spoke for the bill:    Jim Olson, Retail Merchants Association
                Tom Bingham, Utah Manufacturers Association
                Bill Crim, Executive Director, Utah Issues

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

MOTION:        Rep. Shurtliff moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Cox adjourned the meeting at 2:16 p.m.

                             Rep. David N.Cox, Chair