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LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 225 - State Capitol Building
January 23, 2004
Members Present: Rep. DeMar "Bud Bowman, Chair
Rep. Douglas C. Aagard, Vice Chair
Rep. Duane Bourdeaux
Rep. LaVar F. Christensen
Rep. Brad L. Dee
Rep. Wayne A. Harper
Rep. Patricia W. Jones
Rep. Michael T. Morley
Rep. David Litvak
Rep. Patricia W. Jones
Rep. R. Curt Webb
Staff Present: Ms. Jami Momberger, Policy Analyst
Ms. Linda Error, Committee Secretary
note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Rep. Aagard called the meeting to order at 2:20 p.m.
Rep. Morley moved to approved the minutes of the January 21, 2004 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Bowman, Rep. Harper, Rep. Jones, and Rep. Wallace absent for the vote.
H.B. 210 Law Enforcement Employee Background Checks (Rep. L. Pace)
Rep. Pace explained the bill assisted by, Von Williamson, Lieutenant, Cache County Sheriff's Department.
Rep. Aagard relinquished the chair to Rep. Bowman.
Spoke for the bill: Sid Groll, Director, Peace Officer's Standards and Training
MOTION: Rep. Bourdeaux moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.
H.B. 81 Criminal Law Intent Amendment (Rep. T. McCartney)
Rep. McCartney explained the bill, assisted by Chad Platt, Deputy District Attorney, Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office
MOTION: Rep. Wallace moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Aagard absent for the vote.
H.B. 63 Identification of Stolen Firearms (Rep. J. Buffmire)
MOTION: Rep. Jones moved to delete in title and body H.B. 63 and replace it with 1st Substitute H.B. 63. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Aagard absent for the vote.
Rep. Buffmire explained the bill, assisted by Joyce Carter, Section Firearm Supervisor, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and Rep. Ty McCartney.
Spoke for the bill: Dee Rowland, Government Liaison, Catholic Church
Spoke against the bill: Clark Aposhian, National Rifle Association
Bill Clayton, Gun Owners of Utah
John Spangler, Utah Shooting Sports Council
Bill Scott, gun owner
Rep. Bourdeaux moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed , with Rep. Bourdeaux, Rep. Jones, and Rep. Litvak voting in favor.
Rep. Dee moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Aagard, Rep. Bourdeaux, and Rep. Litvak absent for the vote.
Rep. Bowman adjourned the meeting at 3:40 p.m.
Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman, Chair