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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 8, 2008

Members Present:    Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair
            Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Vice Chair
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski            
            Rep. Carl W. Duckworth            
            Rep. Gage Froerer
            Rep. Kevin Garn
            Rep. Neil A Hansen
            Rep. Todd E. Kiser
            Rep. Michael T. Morley
            Rep. Paul Neuenschwander
            Rep. Mark Walker

Members Absent:    Rep. David Clark    
             Rep. Ben Ferry

Staff Present:    Allison Nicholson, 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 8:07 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. S. Clark moved to approve the minutes of the February 5, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

H.R. 3    House Resolution Recognizing Utah's Asthma Open Airways Program
    (Rep. T. Kiser)


Rep. Kiser introduced the resolution to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Sue Carey, citizen of Utah County

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to place H.R. 3 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.




S.B. 68    Workers' Compensation - Death Benefits (Sen. K. Mayne)


Sen. Mayne introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Dennis Lloyd, Workers' Compensation Fund

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Garn, and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.

S.B. 100    Motor Vehicle Dealer Disclosure Requirements Amendments
        (Sen. D. Eastman)


Sen. Eastman introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to place S.B. 100 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.

S.B. 144 1st Sub    Parameters on Governor's Ability to Enter Agreements Binding the State (Sen. S. Jenkins)

Sen. Jenkins introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Garn moved to delete in title and body 1st Substitute S.B. 144 and replace it with 2nd Substitute S.B. 144. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Froerer and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill:    Kathy VanDame, Wasatch Clean Air Coalition
            Kevin Carter, School and Institutional Trust Land Administration
            Eric Weeks, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

MOTION:    Rep. Garn moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Duckworth, and Rep. Hansen voting in opposition. Rep. Froerer and Rep. Kiser were absent for the vote.


            


H.B. 92    Garnishment Amendments (Rep. J. Draxler)

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to delete in title and body H.B. 92 and replace it with 1st Substitute H.B. 92. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.

Rep. Draxler introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Garn moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 2, Lines 52 through 55 :    

             52          (5) An employer who receives a written request for verification of employment, which
             53      includes a copy of the judgment and judgment information statement, shall
{   respond to the

             54      request  
}
  provide verification       within      {   five   }        ten       days. The response shall indicate whether or not the defendant identified in

             55      the documentation is a current employee.

The motion to amend passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 13 through 14 :    

             13          .    allows a person wrongfully served with a writ of garnishment to ask the court for
             14      redress from the plaintiff in an amount up to
{   $500   }        $1,000       ; and


2.    Page 2, Lines 33 through 36 :    

             33          (3) If a plaintiff attempts to garnish the property of a person other than the defendant by
             34      serving a garnishment on a garnishee, that person may recover from the plaintiff an amount not
             35      to exceed
{   $500   }        $1,000       if the person demonstrates to the court that the plaintiff failed to exercise

             36      reasonable diligence in determining that the person and defendant were the same individual.


The motion to amend passed, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Kiser voting in opposition.

MOTION:    Rep. Garn moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

H.B. 184    Construction Amendments (Rep. M. Morley)

Rep. Morley introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke against the bill:    Roger Evans, Park City Municipal Plans Examiner

Spoke for the bill:        Craig Moody, Utah Construction Suppliers Association

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 17 through 18 :    

             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          
{   None   }        This bill takes effect on January 1, 2009.      


2.    Page 2, Lines 47 through 48 :    

             47          [(c)] (d) A compliance agency may require additional information for the issuance of a
             48      permit for construction.

  Section 2. Effective Date

    This bill takes effect on January 1, 2009.  


The motion to amend passed, with Rep. Froerer, Rep. Garn, and Rep. Morley voting in opposition.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 128    Utah Residential Mortgage Practices Act Amendments (Rep. M. Newbold)

Rep. Newbold introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dunnigan absent for the vote.



MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to place H.B. 184 on the Consent Calendar.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to place H.B. 184 and H.B. 128 on the Consent Calender. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dunnigan absent for the vote.

H.B. 293    Certified Private Building Inspector Authorized (Rep. D. Aagard)

This bill was not heard.

MOTION:    Rep. Neuenschwander moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dunnigan absent for the vote.

Chair Clark adjourned the meeting at 9:42 a.m.











                        
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                    Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair