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Room W010, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 13, 2006
Members Present: Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair
Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Vice Chair
Rep. J. Stuart Adams
Rep. Jackie Biskupski
Rep. David Clark
Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
Rep. Craig A. Frank
Rep. Neil A Hansen
Rep. Todd E. Kiser
Rep. Michael T. Morley
Rep. Curtis Oda
Rep. Gordon E. Snow
Rep. Scott L. Wyatt
Staff Present: Allison Morgan, Policy Analyst
Linda Error, Committee Secretary
Note: List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .
Chair S. Clark called the meeting to order at 4:13 p.m.
H.B. 371 Transient Room Taxes Amendments (Rep. D. Clark)
Rep. D. Clark continued the explanation of the bill from the meeting of February 10, 2006
Spoke for the bill: Dan McConkie, Davis County Commissioner
Gary Griffiths, Western States Lodging
John Garfield, Provo Valley Marriott Hotel, Hotel Operators
Spoke against the bill: Jim McNeil, President, United Concerts
Steve Lundgren, General Manager, Salt Lake Marriott Hotel Clint Ensign, Senior Vice President, Sinclair Companies
Mark Crockett, Salt Lake County Council
MOTION: Rep. Morley moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Lines 11 through 17 :
11 This bill:
12 . increases the tax rate of the transient room tax for counties from a rate not to exceed
13 3% to a rate not to exceed 4.25%;
14 . addresses the expenditure of revenues generated by the transient room tax for
. prohibits a county legislative body from expending revenues generated by the transient room tax for counties for a sport stadium owned by the county if that sport stadium is used as an outdoor concert arena and there is located within 20 miles of that sport stadium a privately-owned outdoor concert arena that was not built using public funds;
16 . repeals the Transient Room Tax for Convention Facilities part; and
17 . makes technical changes.
2. Page 2, Lines 36 through 37 :
Except as provided in Subsection (5), any
body may impose the transient room tax provided for in
37 Section 59-12-301 for the purposes of:
3. Page 3, Lines 81 through 82 :
81 (b) is not subject to any limits on the amount of revenues that may be expended for a
82 purpose described in Subsection (2).
(5) (a) As used in this Subsection (5):
(i) "Sport stadium" means a facility at which sporting events are held.
(ii) "Sport stadium" includes:
(A) a structure that is adjacent to a sport stadium; or
(B) a parking facility that is adjacent to a sport stadium.
(b) A county legislative body may not expend revenues generated by a tax imposed in accordance with Section 59-12-301 for a sport stadium owned by the county if:
(i) that sport stadium is used as an outdoor concert arena; and
(ii) within 20 miles of that sport stadium there is located an outdoor concert arena that:
(A) is privately-owned; and
(B) was not built using public funds as determined by the county legislative body.
MOTION: Rep. Dunnigan moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 6, Delete lines 159 through 167
2. Page 6, Delete lines 171 through 172
The substitute motion to amend failed, with Rep. Dunnigan and Rep. Hansen voting in favor, and Rep. Wyatt absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Morley voting in opposition, and Rep. Wyatt absent for the vote.
S.B. 94 Amendments to Utah Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool (Sen. G. Davis)
Sen Davis introduced the bill to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Robert H. Parry, Association of Health Underwriters
MOTION: Rep. Biskupski moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark and Rep. Wyatt absent for the vote.
1st Sub. S.B. 165 Corporations - Professional Services Amendment (Sen. L. Hillyard)
Sen. Hillyard introduced the bill to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: Kathy Berg, Director, Division of Corporations and Commercial Code
MOTION: Rep. Morley moved to pass the substitute bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Frank, Rep. Hansen and Rep. Wyatt absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Morley moved that 1st Sub. S.B. 165 be placed on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Adams, Rep. Biskupski, Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Frank, Rep. Hansen and Rep. Wyatt absent for the vote.
S.B. 70 Process for Approval of Waste Disposal Amendments (Sen. H. Stephenson)
Sen. Stephenson introduced the bill to the committee.
Spoke against the bill: Kathy VanDame, League of Women Voters (handout)
Dr. Jane Bowman, physician, Murray, Utah
Claire Geddes, citizen
Reid Jacobs, citizen (handout)
Jennifer Kilpack Knudson, citizen
Stan Harbuck, citizen
MOTION: Rep. Adams moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Biskupski and Rep. Dunnigan voting in opposition.
2nd Sub. S.B. 71 Consumer Credit Protection (Sen. C. Walker)
Sen. Walker explained that some of those speaking for the bill were unable to attend the meeting at this time, and that she would like the committee members to hear from those that were in attendance to speak against the bill. Sen. Walker noted that she would present her introduction in a later meeting.
Spoke against the bill: Craig Moody, Consumer Data Industry Association
Chantele Mack, Consumer Data Industry Association
Murray Johnston, Director of State Government Affairs, Experian
Eric Rosenburg, Transunion
Julie Long, Equifax
Scott W. Lee, General Counsel, NCAM Intermountain
MOTION: Rep. Snow moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Biskupski absent for the vote.
Chair S. Clark adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m.
Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair