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    MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
State Capitol -- Room 225
February 19, 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. Patricia W. Jones
            Rep. Wayne A Harper            
            Rep. David Litvak
            Rep. Michael T. Morley
            Rep. Peggy Wallace
            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 4:40 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to approve the minutes of the February 17, 2004 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Bourdeaux, Rep. Christensen, Rep. Harper, Rep. Jones, and Rep. Litvak absent for the vote.

H.B. 364    Profits from Sale of Crime Memorabilia (Rep. S. Daniels)

Rep. Daniels explained the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Wallace moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Bourdeaux, Rep. Christensen, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Jones absent for the vote.

S.B. 48    Uniform Firearm Laws (Sen. M. Waddoups)

Sen. Waddoups explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:        John Spangler, Board of Directors, Utah Shooting Sports Council
                Kent Streuling, Director, Society of Human Resource Management
                Clark Aposhian, Chairman, Utah Self Defense Instructors
                Mitch Vilos, attorney
                Elwood Powell, Chairman, Shooting Sports Council
                Curt Oda, President, Concealed Weapon Permit Association


Spoke against the bill:    Bill Clayton, Director of Communications, Gun Owners of Utah
                JoAnn Nielsen, President, Utah PTA

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

    2, Lines 56 through 57
    Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    2-16-2004

             56          (b) "local authority or state entity" includes public school districts, public schools, and
             57      state institutions of higher education.
S (7)
[[  Except as otherwise specifically provided by state law, nothing in this section prohibits an individual from restricting the possession or use of a firearm on private property. s   ]]


SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Christensen moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 2, Lines 56 through 57
    Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    2-16-2004 :
    

             56          (b) "local authority or state entity" includes public school districts, public schools, and
             57      state institutions of higher education.
S (7)
[[  Except as otherwise specifically provided by state law, nothing in this section prohibits an individual from restricting the possession or use of a firearm on private property. s   ]]        Individual private property under state and federal law shall not be restricted by this Section.      


The motion to amend passed, with Rep. Morley voting in opposition.

MOTION:    Rep. Christensen moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed, with Rep. Bouordeaux, Rep. Jones, and Rep. Litvak voting in opposition.     

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

Rep. Aagard adjourned the meeting at 6:05 p.m.            



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                        Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman, Chair-