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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W010, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 19, 2008



MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Glenn A. Donnelson, Chair
        Rep. John G. Mathis, Vice Chair
        Rep. Douglas C. Aagard        
        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
        Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman
        
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 8:33 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Fowlke moved to approve the minutes of the February 14, 2008 meeting.
        The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, Rep. Hendrickson, Rep. Hutchings, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

S.B. 126    Filing Fee for Write-in Candidates (Sen. P. Knudson) (Rep. G. Donnelson)

Sen. Knudson explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Aagard moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, Rep. Hutchings, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to place the bill on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, Rep. Hutchings, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

S.B. 147    Candidate Filing Requirements (Sen. P. Knudson) (Rep. G. Donnelson)

Sen. Knudson explained the bill to the committee.



MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

S.B. 113    Access to Research Workers' Personal Information (Sen. G. Bell) (Rep. D. Aagard)

MOTION:    Rep. Aagard moved to adopt 1st Sub. S.B. 133. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

Rep. Aagard explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Phyllis Vetter, University of Utah

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Aagard moved to place the bill on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

H.B. 198    State Agency Energy Efficiency (Rep. F. Hunsaker)

Rep. Hunsaker explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

S.J.R. 5    Joint Resolution Amending Legislative Apportionment (Sen. C. Bramble) (Rep. D. Clark)

Sen. Bramble explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Fowlke moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

Rep. Donnelson relinquished the chair to Rep. Mathis .

H.B. 449    Implementation of Federal Real Id Act (Rep. G. Donnelson)

Rep. Donnelson explained the bill to the committee.





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


1.    Page 1, Lines 19 through 20 :    

             19          .    requires the Driver License Division to report any attempts to implement the
             20      provisions of the REAL ID Act of 2005 to the governor
  and the Legislature's Government Operations Interim Committee       .


2.    Page 2, Lines 44 through 46 :    

             44          (ii) shall report to the governor
  and the Legislature's Government Operations Interim Committee,       any attempt by an agency or an agent of the United

             45      States Department of Homeland Security to secure the implementation of the REAL ID Act
             46      through the operations of the division.

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Aagard absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill:    Bill Lloyd, Driver License Supervisor

Spoke for the bill:    Dalane England, Eagle Forum
            Karen McCreary, ACLU
            Jay Lutz, Citizen

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

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

Rep. Mathis adjourned the meeting at 9:49.







                    __________________________
                    Rep. Glenn Donnelson, Chair