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MINUTES OF THE SENATE BUSINESS & LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005, 8:OO A.M.
ROOM W015, WEST OFFICE BUILDING
STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX


Members Present:    Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Chair
        Sen. Thomas V. Hatch
        Sen. John W. Hickman
        Sen. Sheldon L. Killpack
        Sen. Ed Mayne
        Sen. Michael Waddoups

Members Excused:    Sen. Gene Davis
        Sen. Parley G. Hellewell
        Sen. L. Alma Mansell

Staff Present:    Mark Steinagel, Policy Analyst
        Karen Allred, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Dana Farmer, Chairman, Utah Construction Suppliers Association
        Representative Mike Morely
        Darrel Bostwick, Attorney, Bostwick and Price
        Debie Wangsgard, Credit Manager, BMC West
        Taz Biesinger, Utah Home Builders Association
        Russell Skousen, Executive Director, Department of Commerce

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

Sen. Killpack assumed the Chair and called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.

     MOTION: Sen. Hickman moved to approve the minutes of February 15, 2005.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hatch absent for the vote.

1.    S.B. 168 Construction Trade Amendments (S. Jenkins)

    
MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to adopt 1st Sub. S.B. 168.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hatch absent for the vote.

    Sen. Jenkins explained the bill assisted by Dana Farmer, Chairman, Utah Construction     Suppliers Association.


    Darrel Bostwick, Attorney, Bostwick and Price, spoke to the bill.

    Debie Wangsgard, Credit Manager, BMC West, spoke in support of the bill.         
    Representative Mike Morely and Taz Biesinger, Utah Home Builders Association spoke in     opposition to the bill.
        
     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed with Sen. Jenkins, Sen. Hatch, Sen. Hickman and Sen. Killpack voting in     favor of the bill and Sen. Waddoups and Sen. Mayne voting in opposition.

Sen. Jenkins resumed the Chair.

2.    H.B. 283 Real Estate Amendments (G. Snow)

    
Rep. Snow explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.

     MOTION: Sen. Hatch moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Hatch moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar.

            The motion passed unanimously.

3.    1st Sub. H.B. 200 Insurance Law Revisions (J. Dunnigan)

    Rep. Dunnigan explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.

4.    H.B. 236 Health Insurance Law Amendments (J. Dunnigan)

    
Rep. Dunnigan explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to pass the bill out favorably.


    The motion passed unanimously.


5.    S.B. 96 Commerce Service Fund Amendments (G. Bell)

    Russell Skousen, Executive Director, Department of Commerce, explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Killpack moved to pass the bill out favorably and place it on the Consent     Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Killpack moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously at 8:55 a.m.
    



    

         Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Chair