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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W010, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
FEBRUARY 4, 2005



MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Douglas C. Aagard, Chair
        Rep. Gregory H. Hughes, Vice Chair
        Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman
        Rep. Craig W. Buttars
        Rep. Stephen D. Clark
        Rep. Neil A. Hansen
        Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
        Rep. Eric K. Hutchings
        Rep. John G. Mathis
        Rep. Aaron Tilton
        Rep. Mark Wheatley                        
        
STAFF PRESENT:    John Cannon, Managing Policy Analyst
        Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary

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

Rep. Aagard called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to approve the minutes of the January 28, 2005 meeting.
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Hendrickson, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Mathis, and Rep. Tilton absent for the vote.


S.B. 43S2    Penalty for Providing False Information to State Agency (Sen. P. Hellewell)

Sen. Hellewell introduced 2nd Substitute S.B. 43 and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Bowman moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Hendrickson, Rep. Mathis, Rep. Tilton, and Rep. Hughes absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to place 2nd Substitute S.B. 43 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Hendrickson, Rep. Mathis, Rep. Tilton, and Rep. Hughes absent for the vote.


S.B. 44S1    Government Records Amendments (Sen. C. Walker)

Sen. Walker introduced 1st Substitute S.B. 44 and explained it to the committee.




Spoke in favor of the bill:    Kevin Carter, State & Institutional Trust Lands Administration
                Paul Thompson, Attorney, Town of Alta

MOTION:    Rep. Buttars moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Mathis and Rep. Hughes absent for the vote.


H.B. 99    State Fleet Vehicle Classification (Rep. E. Hutchings)

MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved to hold the bill in committee. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Mathis and Rep. Hughes absent for the vote.


H.B. 154    School and Institutional Trust Lands Amendments (Rep. E. Hutchings)

Rep. Hutchings introduced H.B. 154 and explained it to the committee.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to place H.B. 154 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Mathis and Rep. Hughes absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Clark moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion failed unanimously with Rep. Hughes absent for the vote.


S.B. 86    2004 General Obligation Bond Amendments (Sen. P. Knudson)

Sen. Knudson introduced S.B. 86 and explained it to the committee. He was assisted by Richard Maughan, president of Bridgerland Applied Technology Center.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Darrell White, President, Utah College of Applied Technology

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







S.B. 117    Repeal of Utah Tomorrow Strategic Planning Committee (Sen. M. Waddoups)
Rep. Hutchings introduced S.B. 117. Sen. Waddoups further explained the bill.

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


S.B. 123    Governmental Immunity Act - Technical Amendments (Sen. G. Bell)

Sen. Bell introduced S.B. 123 and explained it to the committee.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Buttars moved to place S.B. 123 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.


MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Aagard adjourned the meeting at 8:45 a.m.

    



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                        Rep. Douglas C. Aagard, Chair