! The Capitol Complex is open to the public with some limitations. All meetings are still available virtually online. Please visit the Capitol Information page for details.

Link to Zipped WordPerfect Minutes 6K bytes

MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W010, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
FEBRUARY 8, 2005



MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Douglas C. Aagard, Chair
        Rep. Gregory H. Hughes, Vice Chair
        Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman
        Rep. Craig W. Buttars
        Rep. Neil A. Hansen
        Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
        Rep. Eric K. Hutchings
        Rep. John G. Mathis
        Rep. Aaron Tilton
        Rep. Mark Wheatley                        
        
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Stephen D. Clark
        
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. Bowman called the meeting to order at 8:13 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to approve the minutes of the February 4, 2005 meeting.
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Hughes, and Rep. Aagard absent for the vote.


H.B. 211    Integrity of Election Results Amendments (Rep. J. Dougall)

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to delete in title and body H.B. 211 and replace it with 1st Substitute H.B. 211. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Hughes, and Rep. Aagard absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to amend the substitute bill as follows:

1.    Page 6, Lines 173 through 175 :    

             173          (viii) ensure that all voting equipment purchased by the state complies with the
             174      requirements of Subsection 20A-5-302 (2) and
{   Title 20A, Chapter 5, Part 4, Election Officer's

             175      Duties  
}
  Sections 20A-5-402.5 and 20A-5-402.7       ; and




The motion to amend the substitute bill passed unanimously with Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Hughes, and Rep. Aagard absent for the vote.

Rep. Dougall introduced 1st Substitute H.B. 211 and explained the changes in the substitute bill to the committee.

Rep. Bowman relinquished the chair to Rep. Aagard.

Spoke to the bill:    Kim Jackson, Utah County Clerk Auditor
            Wallace McCormick, citizen
            Arie Van De Graaff, Utah Association of Counties
            Brian Watkins, citizen, computer programmer
            Steve McDonald, Deputy Director, State Elections Office

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


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

This bill was not considered at this meeting.


H.B. 128    Compensation of Executive Officers (Rep. L. Christensen)

This bill was not considered at this meeting.


H.B. 281    Task Force on Legislative Reforms (Rep. N. Hansen)

Rep. Hansen introduced H.B. 281 and explained it to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Wallace McCormick, citizen
            Dalane England, citizen

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Sandy Peck, League of Women Voters

MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Butters voting in opposition to the motion and Rep. Tilton absent for the vote.




H.B. 291    Capitol Preservation Board Modifications (Rep. J. Alexander)


Rep. Alexander introduced H.B. 291 and explained it to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Wallace McCormick, citizen

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


H.B. 142    Issues Submitted to Voters (Rep. G. Hughes)

Rep. Hughes introduced H.B. 142 and explained it to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Mike Jerman, Utah Taxpayers Association
                Todd Bingham, Utah Farm Bureau

Spoke to the bill:    Kim Jackson, Utah County Clerk Auditor
            Wallace McCormick, citizen

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


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

Rep. Aagard adjourned the meeting at 9:42 a.m.




                        __________________________
                        Rep. Douglas C. Aagard, Chair