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CORRECTED MINUTES OF THE
SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDING COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 21, 2005

Room W130, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex



Members Present:    Sen. D. Chris Butters, Chair
    Sen. Patrice M. Arent
    Sen. Gregory Bell
    Sen. Mike Dmitrich
    Sen. L. Alma Mansell
    Sen. David L. Thomas
    
Members Excused:    Sen. Dave Thomas
    Sen. Lyle Hillyard
    
Staff Present:    Jerry Howe, Policy Analyst
    Jeanne Wride, Committee Secretary
    
Public Speakers Present:    Blake Chard, Juvenile Justice Services
    Kathy Dupont, Legislative General Council
    Michael Jensen, Chairman, Salt Lake City Council
    Mike Moffitt, Gold Cross Ambulance
    Scott Freitag, Salt Lake City Fire Department     Don Berry, Chief, Unified Fire Association
    Dan Halacy, Corrections Officer
    Wayne Shepherd, Utah Chief of Police
    Wallace McCormick, Citizen
    Judy Hamaker-Mann, Department of Public Safety
    Thomas Clark, Save America
    Joyce Carter, DPS/BCI
    W. Clark Aposhian, US-DIN

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

Chairman Butters called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.
    
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

    MOTION:
Sen. Arent moved to approve the minutes of February 17, 2005.

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

1.     H.B. 95 SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AMENDMENTS (Rep. M. S. Lawrence)



    
Rep. Lawrence presented the bill to the committee.

    Blake Chard, Juvenile Justice Services, spoke to the bill
    
    MOTION: Sen. Arent moved to pass H. B. 95 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Dmitrich absent at the time of the vote.

2.     S.B. 216 AMENDMENTS TO UTAH EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACT (Sen. C. Bramble)

    
Sen. Bramble presented the bill to the committee assisted by Cathy Dupont, Legislative     General Council.

    Michael Jensen, Chairman, Salt Lake City; Council; Scott Freitag, Salt Lake City Fire     Department, and Don Berry, Chief, Unified Fire Association, spoke in favor of the bill.

    Mike Moffitt, Gold Cross Ambulance, spoke in opposition to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Arent moved to pass S.B. 216 out of committee with a favorable     recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.    H.B. 98 OFFENSES COMMITTEE AGAINST CORRECTIONAL AND PEACE     OFFICERS (Rep. C. Oda)

    
Rep. Oda presented the bill to the committee.

    Dan Halacy, Corrections Officer; Wayne Shepherd, Utah Chief of Police, and
    Wallace McCormick, Citizen, spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to pass H.B. 98 out of committee with a favorable     recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

4.    H,B, 223 AMENDMENTS TO DRIVER LICENSE AND INDENTIFICATION     CARDS ( Rep. C. Oda)



    MOTION:
Sen. Arent moved to amend H.B. 223 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Line 39
    House Committee Amendments
    2-11-2005 :
    

             39          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.
 

    This bill provides a coordination clause.  

2.    Page 5, Line 143 :    

             143          (c)
{   A   }        Except as provided under Subsection (8)(f), a       duplicate license expires on the same date as the last license certificate issued.

3.    Page 12, Lines 338 through 339 :    

             338          Section 6. Effective date.
             339          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.
 

    Section 7. Co-ordinating H.B. 223 with H.B. 227.
    If this H.B. 223 and S.B. 227, Public Safety Driving Privilege and Identification Card Amendments, both pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall prepare the Utah Code database for publication as follows:
    (1) the amendments to Sections 53-3-804 and 53-3-807 in S.B. 227 supersede the amendments to Sections 53-3-804 and 53-3-807 in this bill; and
    (2) in Section 53-3-205:
    (a) renumber Subsection (8)(f) in S.B. 227 to (8)(g) and change the references from "Subsection (8)(f)" to "Subsections (8)(f) and (g)"; and
    (b) after Subsection (8)(g)(ii) insert the following:
    "(iii) The expiration dates provided under Subsections (8)(g)(i) and (ii) do not apply to an original license or driving privilege card or to the renewal of an original license or driving privilege card with an expiration date provided under Subsection (8)(f)."  


    The motion passed unanimously.

    Rep. Oda presented the bill to the committee.

    Thom Clark, Save America, spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Bell moved to pass H.B. 223, as amended, out of committee with a

    favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

5.    H.B. 276 DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND TECHNICAL     SERVICES ACT (Rep. C. Oda)

    
Rep. Oda presented the bill to the committee.

    W. Clark Aposhian, US-DIN, and Joyce Carter, DPS/BCI, spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Arent moved to pass H.B. 276 out of committee with a favorable     recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

. 6.      S.J.R. 18 JOINT RESOLUTION APPROVING CONSOLIDATION OF WEST     VALLEY AND SANDY DISTRICT COURTS ( Sen. P. Knudson)

    
Sen. Knudson presented the bill to the committee.

     MOTION: Sen. Bell moved to pass S.J.R. 18 out of committee with a favorable     recommendation.

    
The motion passed unanimously .

    MOTION: Sen. Dmitrich moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Butters adjourned the meeting at 9:35 a.m.

    Minutes recorded by Jeanne Wride, Committee Secretary

        

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            Sen. D. Chris Butters, Committee Chair