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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W010, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 22, 2008
Rep. John G. Mathis, Vice Chair
Rep. Douglas C. Aagard
Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman
Rep. Lorie D. Fowlke
Rep. Keith Grover
Rep. Neil A. Hansen
Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
Rep. Eric K. Hutchings
Rep. Curt Oda
Rep. Larry B. Wiley
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Ron Bigelow
STAFF PRESENT: Benjamin N. Christensen, Policy Analyst
Karen Mitchell, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Donnelson called the meeting to order at 8:37 a.m.
H.B. 0126 Election Law - Ballot Proposition Amendments (Rep. C. Johnson)
Rep. Johnson explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fowlke and Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Wiley moved to place the bill on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fowlke and Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote.
H.B. 0129 Appropriation for Construction of a Veterans' Nursing Home in Ogden (Rep. B. Dee)
Rep. Dee explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Terry Schow, Utah Department of Veteran Affairs
Rep. Hansen declared a conflict of interest.
MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Donnelson relinquished the chair to Rep. Mathis.
H.B. 0025 Access to Voter Date of Birth Records (Rep. G. Donnelson)
Rep. Donnelson explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke against the bill: Scott Simpson, citizen
Kate Bradshaw, Lexis Nexis
MOTION: Rep. Hutchings moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Hansen, Rep. Hendrickson and Rep. Wiley voting in opposition.
Rep. Donnelson resumed the chair.
H.B. 0124 Changes to Municipal Annexation Provisions (Rep. L. Shurtliff)
The bill was not heard at this time.
MOTION: Rep. Oda moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Donnelson adjourned the meeting at 9:15 a.m.
Rep. Glenn Donnelson, Chair