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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING

Room W010 - West Office Building, State Capitol Complex

January 27, 2005

MEMBERS PRESENT:
    Rep. James A. Ferrin, Chair
        Rep. Erik K. Hutchings, Vice Chair    
        Rep. Douglas C. Aagard
        Rep. Glenn A. Donnelson        
        Rep. Lorie D. Fowlke
        Rep. Ann W. Hardy
        Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
        Rep. David L. Hogue
        Rep. Susan Lawrence
        Rep. Rosalind J. McGee
        Rep. Ross Romero
        Rep. Scott L. Wyatt        
        
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Ben C. Ferry

STAFF:    Jerry D. Howe, Policy Analyst
        Greta Rodebush, Committee Secretary             

NOTE:    A list of visitors and handouts are filed with the committee minutes.              
Representative Ferrin called the meeting to order at 8:08 a.m.

MOTION:    Representative Hogue moved to approve the minutes of January 25, 2005. The         motion passed unanimously with Representatives Ferry, Fowlke, Hendrickson,         Lawrence, and Hutchings absent for the vote.

H.B. 76    Habitual Violent Offenders Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)

Representative Ray introduced the bill and explained its intent. He was assisted by Pat Nolan, Attorney General's Office.

MOTION:    Representative Wyatt moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed         unanimously 9-0-4, with Representatives Ferry, Fowlke, Lawrence, and
        Hutchings absent for the vote.

MOTION:    
Representative Hogue moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The         motion failed 8-2-3, with Representatives Aagard, Donnelson, Hardy, Hogue,         Lawrence, McGee, Romero, and Wyatt voting in favor of the motion, and              Representatives Hendrickson and Ferrin voting against the motion.         Representatives Ferry, Fowlke, and Hutchings were absent for the vote.



H.B. 222    Pilot Program Repeal Clean-up (Rep. R. Romero)

Representative Romero introduced the bill and explained its intent.

Richard Schwermer, Assistant State Court Administrator, spoke to the bill.

MOTION:    Representative Hendrickson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion         passed unanimously 12-0-1, with Representative Ferry absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Representative Romero moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The         passed unanimously 12-0-1, with Representative Ferry absent for the vote.

H.B. 204    Statute of Limitations Amendments (Rep. D. Clark)

Representative Clark introduced the bill and explained its intent.

MOTION:    Representative Wyatt moved to pass the bill out favorably.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION
:    Representative Hutchings moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The         substitute motion passed unanimously 12-0-1, with Representative Ferry absent         for the vote.

H.B. 218    Second District Juvenile Judge (Rep. J. S. Adams)

Representative Adams introduced the bill and explained its intent. He was assisted by Stephen Van Dyke, Presiding Judge, Second District Juvenile Court.

The following members of the public spoke to the bill:
    Ray Wahl, Juvenile Court Administrator
    Richard Schwermer, Assistant State Court Administrator

MOTION:    Representative Hardy moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed         unanimously 12-0-1, with Representative Ferry absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Representative Hogue moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with
        Representative Ferry absent for the vote.

Representative Ferrin adjourned the meeting at 9:18 a.m.


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                         Rep. James A. Ferrin, Chair