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                    MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
Room W025, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex

February 22, 2005

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. David N. Cox, Chair
                    Rep. Steven R. Mascaro, Vice Chair         
Rep. Roger E. Barrus
                    Rep. Brent H. Goodfellow
                    Rep. Karen W. Morgan
                    Rep. Mark W. Walker
                    Rep. Peggy Wallace                              
STAFF PRESENT:            Arthur L. Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
                    Linda Error, Committee Secretary

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

Rep. Mascaro called the meeting to order at 4:33 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Cox moved to approve the minutes of the February 21, 2005 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Morgan and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.

H.B. 318    Community and Economic Development Restructuring (Rep. C. Buttars)

Rep. Buttars explained the bill with the assistance of Chris Roybal, Senior Advisor for Economic Development, Governors Office. (handout)

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

1.    Page 3, Lines 75 through 77 :    

             75      Governor's Office of Economic Development whose positions are designated as
             76      schedule AM are not considered "state employees"
  for the purpose of overtime policies       by the Department of Human

             77      Resource Management and are exempt from classified service and career service

2.    Page 14, Lines 403 through 405 :    

             403          9-2-1706, as enacted by Chapter 159, Laws of Utah 2001

    9-3-205, as last amended by Chapter 109, Laws of Utah 1994

    9-3-208, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 1992  

             404      Uncodified Material Affected:
             405      ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL

3.    Page 173, Lines 5357 through 5359 :    

             5357          Executive Director, Department of
             5358              Community and [Economic]
             5359              [Development] Culture        
{   [   } $70,600 - $95,200      {   ] $65,200 - $88,400   }

4.    Page 181, Lines 5585 through 5586 :    

             5585          Section 9-2-1706, Duties of Tourism Marketing Performance Fund Committee.

    Section 9-3-205, Director of division.
    Section 9-3-208, Offices in Salt Lake City.  

             5586          Section 168. Study on the implementation of the restructuring of the Department

The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Walker absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:    Nan Anderson, Executive Director, Utah Tourism Industry Coalition

Spoke to the bill:    Al Mansell, Utah State Senator
            Jerry Oldroyd, attorney, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

Rep. Ben Ferry asked questions to the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Cox moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 159    Assessment Offset for Donations Promoting Occupational Health and Safety (Sen. E. Mayne)

Rep. Barrus explained the bill, with the assistance of Dennis Lloyd, Senior Vice President, Worker's Compensation Fund.

Spoke for the bill:        Dr. Kurt Hegmann, Director, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
                Richard Johns, Medical Director, Thiokol
                Taz Biesinger, Utah Home Builders Association

Spoke against the bill:    Larry Bunkall, citizen
                Jim Olson, President, Utah Food Industry Council

MOTION:    Rep. Barrus moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Cox voting in opposition.

S.B. 173    Brownfields Revision (Sen. L. A. Mansell)

Sen. Mansell explained bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Shelly Teushcer, Utah Industry Environmental Coalition
            Diane Nielson, Executive Director, Department of Environment Quality

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

S.B. 180    Workers Compensation - Competitive Bid Requirements (Sen. M. Waddoups)

This bill was not considered in this meeting.

MOTION:    Rep. Morgan moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Mascaro adjourned the meeting at 5:59 p.m.

                                Rep. David N. Cox, Chair