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January 19, 2005

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Joseph G. Murray, Chair
                    Rep. J. Stuart Adams, Vice-Chair
                    Rep. Jeff Alexander                        
                    Rep. David Clark
                    Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
                    Rep. Bradley M. Daw                    
                    Rep. Jim Dunnigan
                    Rep. Julie Fisher
                    Rep. Kerry W. Gibson                    
                    Rep. Brad King
                    Rep. Ty McCartney
                    Rep. Karen W. Morgan
                    Rep. Peggy Wallace
MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Brad Dee    
                    Rep. John Dougall
STAFF PRESENT:            Benjamin N. Christensen, Policy Analyst
                    Rosemary Young, House Secretary

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

Rep. Murray called the meeting to order at 2:12 pm and welcomed those in attendance. Committee members and staff introduced themselves.

H.B. 48    Motor Vehicle Registration and Safety Inspection Amendments (Rep. B. Daw)

Rep. Daw introduced H.B. 48 and explained it to the committee.

The following people made comments on the bill:

Spoke to the bill:    Col. Scott Duncan, Utah Highway Patrol

Spoke against the bill:    Craig Bickmore, Director, Utah Auto Dealers Assn.
            Wayne Jones, Executive Director, Independent Auto Dealers Assn.
            David Creer, Executive Director, Utah Trucking Assn.

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

1.    Page 1, Lines 13 through 15 :    

             13          .    provides that a motor vehicle safety and emissions inspection certificate is valid for
{   six   }        three       months instead of two months for purposes of registration or renewal of

             15      registration of a motor vehicle; and

2.    Page 2, Lines 34 through 48 :    

             34      registration]
{   Subsection   }        Subsections       (2)(b),        ©, and (d),       for purposes of registration or renewal of registration of a motor

             35      vehicle, a safety inspection certificate is valid for
{   six   }        three       months.

{   [   } (b) (i) If the title of a used motor vehicle is being transferred, a safety inspection

             37      certificate issued for the motor vehicle during the previous
{   two   }        three       months may be used to satisfy

             38      the requirement under Subsection (1).
{   ]   }

{   [   } (ii) If the transferor is a licensed and bonded used motor vehicle dealer, a safety

             40      inspection certificate issued for the motor vehicle in a licensed and bonded motor vehicle
             41      dealer's name during the previous six months may be used to satisfy the requirement under
             42      Subsection (1).
{   ]   }

{   [   } © If the title of a leased vehicle is being transferred to the lessee of the vehicle, a

             44      safety inspection certificate issued during the previous six months may be used to satisfy the
             45      requirement under Subsection (1).
{   ]   }

{   [   } (d)      {   ]   }      {   (b)   } If the motor vehicle is part of a fleet of 101 or more vehicles, [the safety

             47      inspection required under this section may be made no more than 11 months prior to the
             48      renewal of registration] a safety inspection certificate is valid for 11 months.

The motion to amend the bill passed with Rep Murray voting against the motion.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Reps. Murray and Morgan voting against the motion.

H.C.R. 2    Cowboy Hall of Fame Resolution (Rep. L. Shurtliff)

    H.C.R. 2 was not considered at this meeting..

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 2:48 pm.

                        Representative Joseph G. Murray
                        Committee Chair