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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W010, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 21, 2008



MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Glenn A. Donnelson, Chair
        Rep. John G. Mathis, Vice Chair
        Rep. Douglas C. Aagard
        Rep. Lorie D. Fowlke        
        Rep. Neil A. Hansen        
        Rep. Eric K. Hutchings
        Rep. Curt Oda
        Rep. Larry B. Wiley                    
        
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Ron Bigelow
        Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman
        Rep. Keith Grover
        Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson

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 8:38 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2008 meeting.
        The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fowlke absent for the vote.

Rep. Donnelson relinquished the chair to Rep. Mathis.

S.B. 78    County Personnel Management Act Amendments (Sen. W. Niederhauser) (Rep. G. Hughes)

MOTION:    Rep. Aagard moved to adopt 1st Sub. S.B. 78. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fowlke absent for the vote.

Sen. Niederhauser explained the bill to the committee.

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


1.    Page 1, Line 14 :    

             14      persons appointed by an elected county officer to
  be division directors, to       administer division functions in



2.    Page 7, Line 203 :    

             203          (A) appointed by an elected county officer
  to be a division director,       to administer division functions in


3.    Page 10, Line 275 :    

             275          (A) appointed by an elected county officer
  to be a division director,       to administer division functions in


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

Spoke for the bill:    Kelly Wright, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office

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

H.B. 456    Fair Campaign Pledge Amendments (Rep. E. Hutchings)

Rep. Hutchings explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep.
        Hansen voting in opposition. Rep. Fowlke was absent for the vote.

1st Sub. H.B. 425    Exemption for Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing License (Rep. C. Johnson)

Rep. Johnson explained the bill to the committee

Spoke for the bill:    Mark Alston, Owner Beer Nut Inc.
            Allen Sanderson, Citizen
            Gary Glass, American Home Brewers Assn.

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

H.J.R. 11    Joint Resolution Supporting Statewide Government 211 System Information Directory (Rep. E. Hutchings)

Rep. Hutchings explained the bill to the committee.

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



MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved to place the bill on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 162    Utah School Seismic Hazard Inventory (Rep. L. Wiley)

Rep. Wiley moved to amend the bill as follows:


1.    Page 5, Lines 132 through 133 :    

             132      threshold score.
  (8) The state, a school district, a charter school, and their officers and employees are immune from suit for any injury or damage resulting from the exercise or performance or the failure to exercise or perform any action related to seismic safety as a result of the evaluations performed pursuant to this section.      

             133          Section 3. Section 63-55b-153 is amended to read:

The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Wiley explained the bill to the committee and distributed a handout.

Spoke for the bill:    Jake Watson, Utah Seismic Safety Commissioner (distributed a handout)
            Debra Tabor, Utah PTA
            Barry Welliver, Structural Engineer Assn. Utah

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep.
        Donnelson voting in opposition. Rep. Fowlke was absent for the vote.

1st Sub. S.B. 158    Governor's Rural Partnership Board and Rural Coordinating Committee Amendments (Sen. D. Stowell) (Rep. B. Winn)

Sen. Stowell explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Amanda Smith, Governor's Office

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

MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved to place the bill on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fowlke absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fowlke absent for the vote.



Rep. Mathis adjourned the meeting at 9:58 a.m.

    





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                    Rep. Glenn Donnelson, Chair