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MINUTES OF THE
WORKFORCE SERVICES & COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
STANDING COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005 - 8:00 A.M.
Room W015, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex


Members Present:        Sen. Carlene Walker, Committee Chair
            Sen. Dan Eastman
            Sen. Fred Fife
            Sen. Peter Knudson
            Sen. Mark Madsen
            Sen. Ed Mayne

Members Excused:    Sen. Beverly Evans
                
Staff Present:        Art Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
            Bonnie Brinton, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Meg Holbrook, Chair, Utah Air Travel Commission
            Stephen Seko, Project Coordinator, Mannery Golden Rule
                Foundation, Utah Arts Council
            Gordon Walker, Department of Community and Economic
                Development and Secretary of the Olene Walker Housing
                Loan Fund Board
            JoAnn B. Seghini, Chair, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Board
            Jeff Bennion, Member, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Board
            Dave Johnson, Vice President, Kier Corporation
            Tim Funk, Project Director, Crossroads U. Center
            John Norman, Utah Housing Coalition
            LouAnn Christensen, Past Chair, Olene Walker Housing Loan
                Fund Board
            Marty Henrie, Member, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Board
            Marian Willey, Director, Utah Nonprofit Housing

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


Chair Walker called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.

1.    Approval of Minutes

    
MOTION:
Sen. Fife moved to approve the minutes of the meeting on February 7, 2005.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Knudson and Madsen absent for the vote.


2.    S.C.R. 9    Concurrent Resolution Regarding Delta Airlines (Sen. D. Eastman)

    Sen. Eastman presented the resolution and proposed the following amendment:
         
1.    Page 1, Line 27 through Page 2, Line 33 :    

             27          WHEREAS, Delta Airlines and its
{   affiliated   }        connection       carriers, including Sky West, are

             28      responsible for over
{   250   }        700       airplane arrivals and departures each day to bring over      {   four   }        13       million

             29      passengers
{   in   }        to and from       Utah every year;

             30          WHEREAS, Delta Airlines recently
{   closed its Dallas/Fort Worth hub, bringing many of   }        expanded its Salt Lake City hub resulting in 750 additional jobs in Utah;      

             31     
{   those jobs to Utah;   }

             32          WHEREAS, the Salt Lake City Airport will gain 58 new flights each day and 13 new
             33      destinations
  at Salt Lake International Airport       as a result of Delta's realignment;


    Meg Holbrook, Chair, Utah Air Travel Commission, spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Eastman moved to pass SCR 9, as amended, out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Knudson and Madsen absent for the vote.

3.    S.C.R. 6 Resolution Supporting the Golden Rule Project (Sen. F. Fife)

    Sen. Fife presented the resolution and distributed a Fact Sheet and a folder with information regarding the Golden Rule Project.

    Stephen Seko, Project Coordinator, Mannery Golden Rule Foundation, Utah Arts Council, assisted in the presentation of the resolution and displayed an example of Golden Rule diptychs.

     MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to pass SCR 6 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

4.    S.B. 234 Amendments to Department of Community and Economic Development (Sen. P. Knudson)


    Sen. Knudson presented the bill and responded to questions from committee members.

    Gordon Walker, Department of Community and Economic Development and Secretary of the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Board, clarified the bill and responded to questions from committee members.

    JoAnn B. Seghini, Chair, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Board, spoke to the bill.

    Speaking against the bill were: Jeff Bennion, Member, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Board; Dave Johnson, Vice President, Kier Corp.; Tim Funk, Project Director, Crossroads U. Center; John Norman, Utah Housing Coalition; LouAnn Christensen, Past Chair, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Board; Marty Henrie, Member, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Board; and Marian Willey, Director, Utah Nonprofit Housing.

     MOTION: Sen. Fife moved that the bill be submitted for interim study.

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

5.    S.J.R. 17 Resolution Recognizing Huntsman Cancer Institute (Sen. P. Knudson)

    The bill was not considered.

     MOTION: Sen. Fife moved to adjourn the meeting.

    Chair Walker adjourned the meeting at 9:23 a.m.

    Minutes were reported by Bonnie Brinton, Secretary.



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Sen. Carlene Walker, Committee Chair