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Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 5, 2008
Members Present: Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair
Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Vice Chair
Rep. Jackie Biskupski
Rep. David Clark
Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
Rep. Ben Ferry
Rep. Gage Froerer
Rep. Kevin Garn
Rep. Neil A Hansen
Rep. Todd E. Kiser
Rep. Michael T. Morley
Rep. Paul Neuenschwander
Rep. Mark Walker
Staff Present: Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
Linda Error, Committee Secretary
Note: List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .
Vice Chair Dunnigan called the meeting to order at 3:19 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Duckworth moved to approve the minutes of the February 1, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.
1st Sub S.B. 144 Parameters on Governor's Ability to Enter Agreements Binding the State (Sen. S. Jenkins)
This bill was not heard.
H.B. 92 Garnishment Amendments (Rep. J. Draxler)
Rep. Draxler introduced the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Neuenschwander moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Lines 40 through 41 :
40 (2) An employer who is served with a garnishment may
41 Rule of Civil Procedure 64D have been met } :
2. Page 2, Lines 46 through 47 :
46 (3) An employer who is served with a continuing garnishment may deduct a processing
47 fee of up to $25
The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Lines 48 through 53 :
48 (a) If the employer has 100 employees or less on the business' payroll, the employer
50 continuing garnishment from the same creditor.
51 (b) If the employer has 101 or more employees on the business' payroll, the employer
53 continuing garnishment from the same creditor.
The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Walker absent for the vote.
Spoke for the bill: Mark Olson, Utah Collectors Association
Lacy Cherrington, Utah Collectors Association
MOTION: Rep. Garn moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 157 Alcoholic Beverage Control Violations Amendments (Rep. C. Oda)
Rep. Oda introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Ken Wynn, former director, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
MOTION: Rep. Biskupski moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 22, Lines 650 through 652 :
650 (3) (a) A nondepartment enforcement agency or nondepartment enforcement officer
651 may not report a violation of this title to the department more than
652 day on which a nondepartment enforcement officer finds a violation of the title.
2. Page 22, Lines 657 through 658 :
657 (i) by no later than
658 report described in Subsection (3)(a); and
3. Page 22, Lines 665 through 666 :
665 (a) by no later than
666 officer finds a violation of this title; and
The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Morley and Rep. Froerer absent for the vote.
Spoke for the bill: Arnie Mehr, Utah Hospitality Association
Spoke against the bill: Gordon Strachan, Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
Earl Dorius, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
MOTION: Rep. Garn moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda and requested that H.B. 157 be placed as the first item on the next agenda. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark, Rep. S. Clark, and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.
H.B. 346 Division of Real Estate Related Amendments (Rep. G. Froerer)
Rep. Froerer introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mark Steinagel, Utah Division of Real Estate.
MOTION: Rep. Froerer moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Lines 13 through 14 :
13 . addresses fines that may be imposed;
14 . addresses disciplinary actions that may be imposed under provisions related to real
2. Page 2, Lines 36 through 39 :
37 61-2-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 165
38 61-2-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 325
39 61-2b-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 199
3. Page 3, Line 62 :
62 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
61-2-5.5 . Real Estate Commission.
(1) There is created within the division a Real Estate Commission. The commission shall:
(a) make rules for the administration of this chapter that are not inconsistent with this chapter, including:
(i) licensing of:
(A) principal brokers;
(B) associate brokers;
(C) sales agents;
(D) real estate companies; and
(E) branch offices;
(ii) prelicensing and postlicensing education curricula;
(iii) examination procedures;
(iv) the certification and conduct of:
(A) real estate schools;
(B) course providers; and
(v) proper handling of funds received by real estate licensees;
(vi) brokerage office procedures and recordkeeping requirements;
(vii) property management;
(viii) standards of conduct for real estate licensees;
(ix) rules made under Section 61-2-26 regarding an undivided fractionalized long-term estate;
(x) if the commission deterimines necessary, rules as provided in Subsection 61-2-20(3) regarding legal forms;
(b) establish, with the concurrence of the division, all fees as provided in this chapter and Title 61, Chapter 2a, Real Estate Recovery Fund Act;
(c) conduct all administrative hearings not delegated by the commission to an administrative law judge or the division relating to the:
(i) licensing of any applicant;
(ii) conduct of any licensee;
(iii) the certification or conduct of any real estate school, course provider, or instructor regulated under this chapter; or
(iv) violation of this chapter by any person;
(d) with the concurrence of the director, impose sanctions as provided in Section
(e) advise the director on the administration and enforcement of any matters
affecting the division and the real estate sales and property management industries;
(f) advise the director on matters affecting the division budget;
(g) advise and assist the director in conducting real estate seminars; and
(h) perform other duties as provided by:
(i) this chapter; and
(ii) Title 61, Chapter 2a, Real Estate Recovery Fund Act.
(2) (a) The commission shall be comprised of five members appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate.
(b) Four of the commission members shall:
(i) have at least five years' experience in the real estate business; and
(ii) hold an active principal broker, associate broker, or sales agent license.
(c) One commission member shall be a member of the general public.
(d) No more than one commission member described in Subsection (2)(b) shall at the time of appointment reside in any given county in the state.
(e) At least one commission member described in Subsection (2)(b) shall at the time of an appointment reside in a county that is not a county of the first or second class.
(3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), as terms of current commission members expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year term ending June 30.
(b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the governor shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of commission members are staggered so that approximately half of the commission is appointed every two years.
(c) Upon the expiration of the term of a member of the commission, the member of the commission shall continue to hold office until a successor is appointed and qualified.
(d) A commission member may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
(e) Members of the commission shall annually select one member to serve as chair.
(4) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be appointed for the unexpired term.
(5) (a) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
(b) A member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the member's service.
(6) (a) The commission shall meet at least monthly.
(b) The director may call additional meetings:
(i) at the director's discretion;
(ii) upon the request of the chair; or
(iii) upon the written request of three or more commission members.
(7) Three members of the commission constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
4. Page 3, Line 85 :
61-2-20 . Rights and privileges of real estate licensees to fill out forms or documents.
licensee may fill out only those legal forms approved by the commission and the attorney
general, and those forms provided by statute
, with the following exceptions:
(a) provides for the involvement of the commission and attorney general in the creation of a legal form; and
(b) protects the interest of the general public.
Renumber remaining sections accordingly.
The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Garn, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.
Spoke for the bill: Mark Fagergren, Utah Division of Real Estate
Chris Kyler, Utah Association of Realtors
MOTION: Rep. D. Clark moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.
H.B. 298 Transit Fare Reduction (Rep. W. Harper)
Rep. Harper introduced the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Garn moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Line 30 :
2. Page 10, Line 284 :
284 (b) yellow air quality action day.
This bill takes effect on July 1, 2008.
The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.
Spoke against the bill: Bruce Jones, Utah Transit Authority
MOTION: Rep. Biskupski moved to place H.B. 298 on a future agenda.
MOTION: Rep. Ferry moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed, with Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.
Vice Chair Dunnigan adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m.
Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair