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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE REVENUE AND TAXATION

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room W135 - West Office Building, State Capitol Complex


                     February 15, 2005


MEMBERS PRESENT:     Rep. Wayne A. Harper, Chair
                Rep. Glen A. Donnelson, Vice Chair
                Rep. Sheryl L. Allen     
                Rep. Craig A. Frank     
                 Rep. Fred R. Hunsaker
                Rep. Bradley G. Last                 
                Rep. Joseph G. Murray
                 Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold
                Rep. Patrick L. Painter             
                 Rep. Gordon E. Snow
                Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
                Rep. Roz McGee                 
                Rep. Ross I. Romero

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Rebecca Lockhart
                Rep. Carol Spackman Moss

STAFF:            Bryant Howe, Assistant Director
                Crystal Hermanson, Secretary
                    
Note:    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Rep. Harper called the meeting to order at 9:16 a.m.

MOTION:     Rep. Snow moved to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2005 meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 96    Amendments Relating to Clean Fuels and Vehicles Using Clean Fuels (Rep. F. Hunsaker)

Rep. Hunsaker introduced the bill and explained its intent. Chaz Blakemore, Nicholas Ange, Annaka Selk, Lara Taranova, and Christopher Gordon from Morningside Elementary, and Kelly Hammerer, Utah Clean Cities, spoke for the bill. Craig Bickmore, Utah Auto Dealers Association, and Joe Thomas, Mobile Source Manager, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, spoke to the bill.

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

1.    Page 14, Lines 400 through 405 :    



             400          (2) The HOV lane exception [for clean fuel special group license plate vehicles] in
             401      Subsection
{   41-6-53.5 (5)   }        41-6a-702(5)       is repealed December 31, [2005] 2010.

             402          Section 8. Effective date -- Retrospective operation.
             403          (1) Except as provided in Subsections (2) and (3), this bill takes effect on May 2, 2005.
             404          (2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), the amendments to Section
{   41-6-53.5   }        41-6a-702(5)       take effect

             405      on July 1, 2005.

        The motion passed unanimously with Rep. McGee absent for the vote.

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

S.B. 53    Land Value Property Tax Study (Sen. H. Stephenson)

Sen. Stephenson introduced the bill and explained its intent.

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

S.B. 121    Property Tax Exemption Amendments (Sen. C. Bramble)

Sen. Bramble introduced the bill and explained its intent.

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

S.B. 125    Amendments to Individual Income Tax Credit for Special Needs Adoptions (Sen. P. Hellewell)

Sen. Hellewell introduced the bill and explained its intent.

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

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

Rep. Harper adjourned the meeting at 10:15 a.m.



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                            Rep. Wayne A. Harper, Chair