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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 25, 2008

Members Present:    Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair
            Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Vice Chair
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski                        
            Rep. Ben Ferry
            Rep. Gage Froerer            
            Rep. Neil A Hansen
            Rep. Todd E. Kiser            
            Rep. Paul Neuenschwander
            Rep. Mark Walker

Members Absent:    Rep. David Clark     
             Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
            Rep. Kevin Garn
            Rep. Michael T. Morley

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 4:14 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. S. Clark moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Walker and Rep. Dunnigan absent for the vote.

S.B. 88    Uniform Model Registered Agent Act (Sen. L. Hillyard)

Sen. Hillyard introduced the bill to the committee with assistance of Garth Jacobsen, CT Corporation, Seattle Washington. (handout)

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

1st Sub S.B. 79    Small Business Access Amendments (Sen. R. Romero)

Sen. Romero introduced the bill to the committee.

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


1st Sub S.B. 57    Franchise Law Amendments (Sen. D. Eastman)

Sen. Eastman introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Craig Bickmore, Utah Auto Dealers Association.

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

MOTION:    Rep. S. Clark moved to place 1st Sub S.B. 57 on the Consent Calendar with the approval of the sponsor. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dunnigan absent for the vote.

S.B. 174    Dentist and Dental Hygienist Practice Act Amendments (Sen. P. Knudson)

Sen. Knudson introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Daniel Jones, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Spoke for the bill:    Frank Pignanelli, Utah Association of Dental Hygienists

MOTION:    Rep. Ferry moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Biskupski voting in opposition. Rep. Dunnigan was absent for the vote.


S.B. 176    Unemployment Insurance Contribution Rates Amendments (Sen. H. Stephenson)

Sen. Stephenson introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Bill Starks, Utah Department of Workforce Services.

Spoke for the bill:    Jim Olsen, Utah Food Industry Association

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 486    Wrongful Liens and Wrongful Judgement Liens (Rep. J. Gowans)

Rep. Hansen introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Chad Bennion, citizen.

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

1.    Page 3, Lines 60 through 62 :    

             60          (1) (a) The provisions of Sections 38-9-1 , 38-9-3 , 38-9-4 , and 38-9-6 apply to any


             61      recording or filing or any rejected recording or filing of a lien or notice of interest pursuant to
             62      this chapter on or after May 5,
{   1997   }        2008       .


The motion to amend passed unanimously.

Spoke to the bill:    Linda Hull, Utah Department of Transportation
            Chris Parker, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to place H.B. 486 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair S. Clark adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m.









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Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair