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February 5,2004

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rep. Joseph G. Murray, Chair
                    Rep. Todd E. Kiser , Vice-Chair                     
                    Rep. Calvin G. Bird
                    Rep. Don E. Bush                     
                    Rep. David Clark
                    Rep. John Dougall
                    Rep. Jim Dunnigan
                    Rep. Craig Frank                    
                    Rep. Ty McCartney
                    Rep. Karen W. Morgan
MEMBERS ABSENT:         Rep. Jeff Alexander     
                     Rep. Brad King
                     Rep. Rebecca Lockhart
STAFF PRESENT:            Benjamin N. Christensen, Policy Analyst
                    Michelle Teerlink, House Secretary

Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Murray called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Clark moved to approve the minutes of January 30, 2004. The motion passed unanimously.

SB0072    Disposition of Fines for Registration Violations (Sen. J. Hickman) (Rep. S. Urquhart)

    Sen. Hickman explained the bill to the committee.

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

HR0007    Driving Under the Influence Resolution (Rep. D. Love)

Rep. Love explained the bill to the committee. Paul Boyden, Executive Director Statewide Association of Prosecutors assisted with the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Clark moved to adopt substitute HR 7. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Dougall moved to amend Sub. HR 7 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Lines 28 through 36 :    

             28          WHEREAS, according to the 2003 DUI Best Sentencing Practices Guidebook,
             29      published by the Utah Sentencing Commission, judges should be aware of the Blood Alcohol
             30      Content (BAC) before imposing sentence;

             31          WHEREAS, The First Annual DUI Report to the Utah Legislature indicates that in
             32      Utah in 2003, 1,850 individuals suspected of driving under the influence refused to submit to a
             33      blood alcohol content level test
[[   ; and   ]]        :      

[[   WHEREAS, Court precedent in California and the United States Supreme Court

             35      affirms the rights of law enforcement officers to require an individual suspected of driving
             36      under the influence to submit to a blood alcohol content level test:  

The motion passed unanimously with Reps. Clark and Dunnigan absent for the vote.

Ron Ostler, Utah Highway Patrol and Ken Wallentine, Utah Peace Officer Association spoke in favor of the bill.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Clark moved to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.

                        Representative Joseph G. Murray
                        Committee Chair