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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE

Room W025, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex

February 16, 2005

                                
MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Sheryl L. Allen, Chair    
                    Rep. Fred R. Hunsaker, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Ralph Becker
                    Rep. Bradley M. Daw
                    Rep. Lorie D. Fowlke                
                    Rep. Brent H. Goodfellow
                    Rep. Michael E. Noel
                     Rep. Aaron Tilton
                    Rep. David Ure
                    Rep. Larry B. Wiley

MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Ben C. Ferry
                    Rep. Richard Wheeler
        
STAFF PRESENT:            Richard North, Policy Analyst
                    Linda Black, Committee Secretary        

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

Representative Hunsaker called the meeting to order at 8:12 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to approve the minutes of February 14, 2005. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Becker, Rep. Tilton, Rep. Ure, and Rep. Allen absent for the vote.

S.B. 127    Tax, Fee, or Charge Amendments (Sen. L. Hillyard)

Sen. Hillyard explained the bill with the assistance of Bruce Johnson, Utah State Tax Commission.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Jim Olsen, President, Utah Food Industry Association
                Ron Casper, National Federation Of Independent Businesses                 Roger Tew, Utah League of Cities and Towns
                Mark Buchi, Attorney, Holmes, Roberts and Owen, LLP

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

1.    Page 41, Line 1266 :    

             1266          (b) sales of an item described in Subsection (12)(c) provided for a patient
{   at   }        by       :


The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Becker, Rep. Tilton, and Rep. Allen absent for the vote.



MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass S.B. 127 out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Tilton, and Rep. Allen absent for the vote.

H.B. 126    Amendments to Facilities with Regional Impact
(Rep. G. Hughes)

At the request of Rep. Hughes, Rep. Becker explained the bill.

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

1.     Page 2, Line 29:        After "means a" insert "specified local entity's"
2.     Page 2, Lines 57-58:    Delete lines 57 through 58
                Renumber Accordingly
3.     Page 3, Line 65:        After "plan;" insert "and"
4.     Page 3, Line 68:        After "land" delete "; and"
                Insert "."
5.     Page 3, Lines 69-70:    Delete lines 69 through 70
                Renumber Accordingly
6.     Page 3, Line 75:        After "means a" insert "specified local entity's"
7.     Page 4, Lines 103-104:    Delete lines 103 through 104
                Renumber Accordingly
8.     Page 4, Line 111:    After "plan;" insert "and"
9.     Page 4, Line 114:    After "land" delete "; and"
                Insert "."
10. Page 4, Lines 115-116:    Delete lines 115 through 116
                        
The motion to amend H.B. 127 passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Goodfellow moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed with Rep. Fowlke voting in opposition.

MOTION:    Rep. Allen moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Hunsaker adjourned the meeting at 9:30 a.m.


                            
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                            Rep. Sheryl L. Allen, Chair