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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room W010, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 7, 2005

Members Present:    Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair
            Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Vice Chair            
            Rep. J. Stuart Adams
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski
            Rep. David Clark            
            Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
            Rep. Craig A. Frank
            Rep. Neil A Hansen
            Rep. Todd E. Kiser
            Rep. Michael T. Morley
            Rep. Curtis Oda
            Rep. Gordon E. Snow            

Members Absent:
     Rep. Scott L. Wyatt
    
Staff Present:    Mark Steinagel, Policy Analyst            
            Linda Error, Committee Secretary

Note:        List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .


Rep. S. Clark called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2005 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Morley and Rep. S. Clark absent for the vote.

Rep. S. Clark relinquished the chair to Rep. Dunnigan.

S.B. 4    Uninsured Motorist Property Damage Coverage Amendments (Sen. D. Eastman)

Sen. Eastman explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Mike Sontagg, Bear River Insurance

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Adams and Rep. Biskupski absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to place S.B. 4 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Adams and Rep. Biskupski absent for the vote.



H.B. 105    Construction Filing Amendments (Rep. M. Morley)

Rep. Morley explained the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Adams moved to delete in title and body H.B. 105 and replace it with 1st Substitute H.B. 105. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Biskupski absent for the vote.

Spoke against the bill:    John Young, Utan Subcontractors Council

Spoke for the bill:        Ray Walker, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

MOTION:    Rep. Adams moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Biskupski voting in opposition and Rep. S. Clark absent for the vote.

Rep. Dunnigan relinquished the chair to Rep. Snow.

H.B. 121    Property Exempt from Execution (Rep. J. Dunnigan)

Rep. Dunnigan explained the bill. (handout)

Spoke for the bill:    Mike Stevens, Utah Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Spoke to the bill:    Jim Olson, Utah Retail Merchants Association

MOTION:    Rep. D. Clark moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 3, line 86    After "the" delete "24" and insert "36"

The motion to amend failed, with Rep. D. Clark voting in favor and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Dunnigan resumed the chair.

S.B. 47    Wrongful Lien Offenses (Sen. B. Evans)

Sen. Evans explained the bill with the assistance of Ken Wallentine, Utah Law Enforcement Legislative Committee.


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

S.B. 115    Permanent Total Disability Amendments (Sen. E. Mayne)

Sen. Mayne explained the bill with the assistance of Alan Hennebold, Deputy Commissioner, Utah Labor Commission.

Spoke for the bill:    Jim Olson, Utah Retail Merchants and Utah Food Industry

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

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

Rep. Dunnigan adjourned the meeting at 9:25 a.m.














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                     Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair