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HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W010, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 3, 2006
Rep. Craig W. Buttars
Rep. Stephen D. Clark
Rep. Neil B. Hansen
Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
Rep. Eric K. Hutchings
Rep. John G. Mathis
Rep. Aaron Tilton
Rep. Mark Wheatley
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Gregory H. Hughes, Vice Chair
Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman
STAFF PRESENT: Benjamin N. Christensen, Policy Analyst
Carrie Griffith, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Aagard called the meeting to order at 2:11 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Buttars moved to approve the minutes of the February 1, 2006 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hendrickson, Rep. Hutchings and Rep. Tilton absent for the vote.
H.B. 214 Naming State Reptile (Rep. D. Clark)
Rep. D. Clark explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Laura Graf, 4th Grade Teacher, Diamond Valley Elementary, St. George, Utah, and the following 4th Grade Students:
Hadli Gledhill Anthony Wallace
Sadie Foyer Max Wadley
Taylor Meserve Drake Montgomery
Faith Hill Tristan Allred
Kaitlyn Harmon Lauren Dixon
Addyson Smaellre Joel Syphus
Jordan Terry Bennett Olsen
Taylor Williams Lucas Baten
Jenna Anderson Ty Liston
Kody Hutchings Shelbi Holt
The students sang "The Diamond Valley Diamondbacks" to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Hendrickson, Rep. Hutchings and Rep. Tilton absent for the vote.
H.B. 352 State Budget Provisions (Rep. M. Dayton)
Rep. Dayton explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: John Fellows, Associate General Counsel, Legislative Research
Spoke against the bill: Mike Mower, Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor's Office
MOTION: Rep. Hutchings moved pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.
H.B. 133 Commercial Transactions of Personal Property (Rep. R. Lockhart)
MOTION: Rep. Buttars moved to delete in title and body H.B. 133 and replace it with 1st Substitute H.B. 133. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.
Rep. Lockhart explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: Val Schupe, Utah Chief's of Police
Spoke for the bill: Brad Jenkins, Sportsman's Pawnshop
Rob Jolley, Utah Business Lending Corporation
Scott Sabey, Counsel for Ebay
Spoke against the bill: Jim Tracy, Utah County Sheriff
Dennis Harris, Utah County Deputy Sheriff
MOTION: Rep. Clark moved to passed the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Hutchings voting in opposition. Rep. Buttars was absent for the vote.
H.B. 75 Unclaimed Property Act Revisions (Rep. F. Hunsaker)
Rep. Hunsaker, assisted by Ed Alter, State Treasurer, explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Wheatley moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Line 12 :
. modifies the definition of intangible property to include electronic
2. Page 5, Line 149 through Page 6, Line 154 :
149 (14) (a) "Intangible property" includes:
150 (i) monies, checks, drafts, deposits in a financial institution, interest, dividends, and
152 (ii) credit balances, customer overpayments, gift certificates over $25,
153 security deposits, refunds, credit memos, unpaid wages, unused airline tickets, and unidentified
The motion passed, with Rep. Buttars, Rep. Clark, and Rep. Hutchings absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Buttars, Rep. Clark, and Rep. Hutchings absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Hendrickson moved to adjourn.
Rep. Aagard adjourned the meeting at 4:09 p.m.
Rep. Douglas C. Aagard, Chair