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    MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room WO25, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 10, 2005



Members Present:    Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman, Chair
            Rep. Michael T. Morley, Vice Chair
            Rep. Duane Bourdeaux
            Rep. LaVar F. Christensen
            Rep. Wayne A. Harper            
            Rep. Patricia W. Jones
            Rep. Todd E. Kiser            
            Rep. David Litvack
            Rep. Curtis Oda
            Rep. Paul Ray
            Rep. Stephen H. Urquhart

Staff Present:    
Mr. Stewart Smith, Policy Analyst
            Ms.Linda Black, Committee Secretary

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

Rep. Morley called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to approve the minutes of February 8, 2005. The motion         passed unanimously with Rep. Christensen, Rep. Harper, Rep. Ray, and Rep.         Urquhart absent for the vote.

S.B. 73    Tampering with Evidence
(Sen. D. C. Buttars)

Sen. Buttars presented the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Jones moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously         with Rep. Christensen, Rep. Harper, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Urquhart absent for the         vote.

H.B. 223    Amendments to Driver License and Identification Cards (Rep. C. Oda)

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 13 through 15 :    

             13          .    requires the Driver License Division to make rules for acceptable documentation of
             14      an applicant's identity, Utah residence address, proof of legal presence, and proof of


             15     
{   United States Citizenship   }        citizenship of a country other than the United States       ;


2.    Page 2, Lines 56 through 58 :    

             56          (b) for acceptable documentation of an applicant's identity, Utah residence address,
             57      proof of legal presence, proof of
{   United States   } citizenship        of a country other than the United States       , and other proof or documentation

             58      required under this chapter;

The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Harper, Rep. Ray and Rep. Urquahrt absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill:    Ms. Luz Robles, Co-chair, Utah Hispanic Legislative Task Force    
            Mr. Miguel Rovira, Vice-Chair, Utah Republican Committee
            Mr. Steve Rush, Utah Defense Alliance
            Ms. Karen Clark, Vice President, Utah Eagle Forum

MOTION:    Rep. Harper moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion         passed unanimously, with Rep. Ray absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to place H.B. 223 on the Consent Calendar. The motion              passed unanimously, with Rep. Ray absent for the vote.

H.B. 276    Division of Criminal Investigation and Technical Services Amendments
(Rep. C. Oda)

Rep. Oda presented the bill.

Spoke to the bill:    Mr. Clark Aposhian, Chair, Utah Self Defense Instructors' Network
            Mr. Mark Shurtliff, Attorney General, State of Utah

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

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to place H.B. 276 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ray absent for the vote.

1st Sub. H.B. 202    Revisions to Child Welfare (Rep. W. Harper

Rep. Harper presented the bill.



MOTION:    Rep. Bowman moved to delete in title and body 1st Sub. H.B. 202 and
replace it with 2nd Substitute H.B. 202. The motion passed unanimously with Rep.Ray absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill:    Mr. Mark May, Ass't . Attorney General
            Mr. Adam Trupp, Division of Child and Family Services
            Ms. Ann Freemuth, Prevent Child Abuse, Utah

MOTION:    Rep. Bourdeaux moved to amend 2nd Substitute H.B. 202 a follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 19 through 21 :    

             19          .    lists the training that a child welfare caseworker is required to receive;
    
  .    provides for the removal of a person's name and information from the Licensing                 

Information System, created in Section 62A-4a-116.2, when a court finds that an allegation against that person of severe child abuse or neglect is unsubstantiated or without merit or when a court finds that the allegation is substantiated, but the finding is overturned on appeal;  

             20          .    deletes and repeals the provisions relating to the pilot program for differentiated
             21      responses to child abuse and neglect reports;

2.    Page 18, Lines 535 through 551 :    

             535          (b)
{   The   }        Except as provided in Subsection (3)(e), the       alleged perpetrator's name and the information described in Subsection (1)(b)

             536      shall remain in the Licensing Information System:
             537          [(b) If] (i) if the alleged perpetrator fails to take action as described in Subsection [(6)]
             538      (3)(a) within one year after service of the notice described in [Subsection (5), the alleged
             539      perpetrator's name and the notation described in Subsection (1)(a) shall remain in the Licensing
             540      Information System. This information shall also remain in the Licensing Information System
             541      while] Subsections (1)(a) and (2);
             542          (ii) during the time that the division awaits a response from the alleged perpetrator
             543      pursuant to Subsection [(6)] (3)(a); and
             544          (iii) during the pendency of any proceeding
{   , including an appeal of a finding of


             545
     unsubstantiated or without merit, under Section 78-3a-320   }
.
             546          (c) The alleged perpetrator [shall have] has no right to petition the juvenile court under
             547      Subsection [(6)(b)] (3)(a)(ii) if the court [has] previously held a hearing on the same alleged
             548      incident of abuse or neglect pursuant to the filing of a petition under Section 78-3a-305 by
             549      some other party.
             550          (d) Consent under Subsection [(6)] (3)(a)(iii) by a minor [shall] may only be given by
             551      the minor's parent or guardian.
    
  (e)    (i)    Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(b), the alleged perpetrator's name and the information described in Subsection (1)(b) shall be removed from the Licensing Information System if the severe child abuse or neglect upon which the Licensing Information System entry was made:

    (A)    is found to be unsubstantiated or without merit by the juvenile court under Section 79-3a-320; or
    (B)    is found to be substantiated, but is subsequently reversed on appeal.
    (ii)    An alleged perpetrator's name and information that is removed from the Licensing Information System under Subsection (3)(e)(i), may be placed back on the Licensing Information System if the court action that was the basis for removing the alleged perpetrator's name and information is subsequently reversed on appeal.  


3.    Page 19, Lines 574 through 576 :    

             574          (3) [The division shall promptly amend the Licensing Information System,] Except as
             575      provided in
{   Subsection   }        Subsections       62A-4a-116.1 (3)(b)(iii)        and (e)       , upon receipt of a finding from the juvenile

             576      court under Section 78-3a-320 , the division shall:

The motion to amend passed unanimously with Rep. Ray and Rep. Urquhart absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Jones moved to hold 2nd Substitute H.B. 202 for discussion during interim.

The motion failed with Rep. Christensen, Rep. Harper, Rep. Kiser, Rep. Oda, Rep. Uruhart, Rep. Morely, and Rep. Bowman voting in opposition to the motion.

MOTION:    Rep. Urquhart moved to amend 2nd Substitute H.B. 202 as follows:

1.    Page 54, Lines 1652 through 1654 :    

             1652          (c) "Mental cruelty" means conduct that

  is reasonably likely to cause            {   causes   } a child to suffer:

             1653          (i) mental anguish; or
             1654          (ii) serious emotional injury.

The motion to amend passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Christensen moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion
            passed with Rep. Bourdeaux, Rep. Jones, Rep. Litvack, and Rep. Ray voting in opposition.

MOTION:    Rep. Urquhart moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Morley adjourned the meeting at 5:54 p.m.





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                                        Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman,Chair