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MINUTES OF THE
SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDING COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 15, 2005

Room W130, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex




Members Present:    Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Chair
    Sen. Patrice M. Arent
    Sen. Gregory Bell
    Sen. Mark B. Madsen
    
    
Members Excused:    Sen. Dmitrich
    Sen. Thomas
    Sen. Hillyard
    Sen. Mansell
    
Staff Present:    Jerry Howe, Policy Analyst
    Jeanne Wride, Committee Secretary
    
Public Speakers Present:    Paul Boyden, Statewide Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
    Mark May, Attorney General's Office
    Paul Miero, Southerland Institute
    Gayle Ruzika, Eagle Forum
    Adam Tripp, Utah Family Services
    Pat Nolan, Attorney General's Office


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

Chairman Buttars called the meeting to order at 8:18 a.m.
    
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

    MOTION:
Sen. Bell moved to approve the minutes of February 10, 2005.

    The motion passed unanimously.     

1.     H.B. 218 SECOND DISTRICT JUVENILE JUDGE (Rep. J. S. Adams)

    
Rep. Adams presented the bill to the committee.
    


    MOTION: Sen. Bell moved to pass H.B. 218 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

2.     H.B. 215 PROPERTY TRACKING AMENDMENTS (Rep. P. Ray)

    
Sen. Bell presented the bill to the committee .

    
Paul Boyden, Statewide Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Arent moved to pass H.B. 215 out of committee with a favorable     recommendation.

    
The motion passed unanimously.

    MOTION:
Sen. Arent moved to place H.B.215 on the Consent Calendar.     
    The motion passed unanimously.

3.    H.B. 89 PRESUMPTION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR ABUSE OR NEGLECT (Rep.     L. Christensen)

    Rep. Christensen presented the bill to the committee.

    Mark May, Attorney General's Office, and Adam Tripp, Utah Family Services, spoke to the     bill. Paul Miero, Southerland Institute and Gayle Ruzika, Eagle Forum spoke in favor of the     bill.

    MOTION:
Sen. Bell moved to pass H.B. 89 out of committee with a favorable     recommendation.

    The motion passed with Sen. Arent voting against.

4.    H.B. 208 UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AMENDMENTS (Rep. P. Ray)
    
    
Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee.

     MOTION: Sen. Arent moved to pass H.B. 208 out of committee with a favorable     recommendation.


    
The motion passed unanimously.

    
MOTION: Sen. Arent moved to place H.B. 208 on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

5.    H.B. 76 HABITUAL VIOLENT OFFENDERS AMENDMENTS (Rep. P. Ray)     
    Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee.

    Pat Nolan, Attorney General's Office, spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Arent moved to pass H.B. 76 out of committee with a favorable     recommendation.

    The motion passed
unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Arent moved to place H.B. 76 on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.         
     MOTION: Sen. Arent moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Buttars adjourned the meeting at 9:05 a.m.

    Minutes recorded by Jeanne Wride, Committee Secretary


        
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            Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Committee Chair