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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W010, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 29, 2008


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Glenn A. Donnelson, Chair
        Rep. John G. Mathis, Vice Chair
        Rep. Douglas C. Aagard
        Rep. Ron Bigelow
        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    
    
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 3:35 p.m.

S.B. 18    Public Safety Retirement Death Benefit Modifications (Sen. J. Greiner) (Rep. R. Bigelow)

Sen. Greiner explained the bill to the committee.

Rep. Bowman and Rep. Fowlke declared a conflict of interest.

Spoke for the bill:    Kelly Atkinson, Fraternal Order of Police
            Terry Keefe, Utah Police Chiefs Assn.
            Ken Wallentine, ULELC
            Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns

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

H.J.R. 3    Resolution Reaffirming the Words, Under God, in the Pledge of Allegiance (Rep. K. Gibson)

Rep. Gibson explained the bill to the committee.

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



H.C.R. 2    Concurrent Resolution Declaring February 6, 2008 Ronald Reagan Day (Rep. M. Morley)

Rep. Morley explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Bowman moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed                  unanimously with Rep. Aagard absent for the vote.

H.B. 296    Voting Machines Used by Municipalities (Rep. N. Hansen)

Rep. Hansen explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Arie Van DeGraaff, Utah Assn. Counties
            Kathy Dopp, Citizen

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

H.B. 283    Compact Agreement among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote (Rep. N. Hansen)

Rep. Hansen explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Jim Schnitter, National Public Vote
            Maryann Christensen, Eagle Forum
            Kathy Dopp, Citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to adjourn. The motion failed with Rep. Bowman, Rep. Grover,         Rep. Mathis, and Rep. Donnelson voting in favor. Rep. Fowlke was absent for the vote.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Bigelow motioned to table the bill. The motion passed with Rep. Hansen,
        Rep. Hendrickson, Rep. Hutchings, and Rep. Wiley voting in opposition to the              substitute motion. Rep. Fowlke was absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Aagard moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Donnelson adjourned the meeting at 5:00 p.m.


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                    Rep. Glenn Donnelson, Chair