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LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room WO25, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 7, 2006
Members Present: Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman, Chair
Rep. Michael T. Morley, Vice Chair
Rep. Duane Bourdeaux
Rep. LaVar F. Christensen
Rep. Wayne A. Harper
Rep. Patricia W. Jones
Rep. Todd E. Kiser
Rep. David Litvack
Rep. Curtis Oda
Rep. Paul Ray
Members Absent: Rep. Stephen H. Urquhart
Staff Present: Mr. Stewart Smith, Policy Analyst
Ms. Linda Black, Committee Secretary
note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Rep. Morley called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Bowman moved to approve the minutes of February 3, 2006. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Bourdeaux and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.
1st Sub. S.B. 103 Prohibition of Contingent Fees for Expert Witnesses (Sen. D. Thomas)
Sen. Thomas introduced the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Harper moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Bourdeaux, Rep. Oda, and Rep. Bowman absent for the vote.
H.B. 149 Law Enforcement Drug Task Force Funding (Rep. E. Hutchings)
Rep. Hutchings introduced the bill.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Mr. David Spatafore, Utah Chiefs' of Police
Mr. Richard Ziebarth, CCJJ
Mr. Mike Ashment, Weber/Morgan Narcotics Strike Force
Mr. Allen Swanson, Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force
MOTION: Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
S.B. 58 Alcoholic Beverage Amendments - Eliminating Alcohol Sales to Youth (Sen. P. Knudson)
Sen. Knudson introduced the bill with the assistance of Mr. Earl Dorius, Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control.
A video, "Underage Drinking", was presented by Mr. Art Brown, President, MADD
Spoke in favor of
the bill: Mr. Art Brown, President, MADD
Ms. Jane Brown, MADD
Ms. Ronda Rose, Utah PTA
Ms. MaryLou Emerson, Director, Utah Substance Abuse and Anti- Violence Coordinating Council
Mr. Jim Olsen, President, Utah Food Industry
MOTION: Rep. Bordeaux moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Christensen, Rep. Oda, and Rep. Ray absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Harper moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep Christensen, Rep. Oda, and Rep. Ray absent for the vote. Rep. Morley adjourned the meeting at 9:40 a.m.
Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman, Chair