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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING

Room W010 - State Capitol Complex

January 31, 2008


MEMBERS PRESENT:
    Rep. Douglas C. Aagard, Chair
        Rep. Lorie D. Fowlke, Vice Chair
        Rep. Jim Bird
        Rep. Jackie Biskupski
        Rep. Keith Grover
        Rep. Eric K. Hutchings
        Rep. Christine A. Johnson
        Rep. Rosalind J. McGee
        Rep. R. Curt Webb
        Rep. Mark A. Wheatley
        
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Sheryl L. Allen
        Rep. Kevin S. Garn
        Rep. Kay L. McIff    
        
STAFF PRESENT:    Jerry D. Howe, Policy Analyst
        Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary    

NOTE:    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.             


Representative Fowlke called the meeting to order at 8:34 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to approve the corrected minutes of the January 25, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Johnson, and Rep. Wheatley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Aagard moved to approve the minutes of the January 29, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Johnson, and Rep. Wheatley absent for the vote.


H.B. 289    Adoption - Investigation and Release of Information (Rep. K. Sumsion)

Rep. Sumsion explained H.B. 289 to the committee, assisted by Tom Vaughn, Office of Legislative Research and Counsel.

Spoke to the bill:    Barry Nangle, Department of Health
            Rick Schwermer, Administrative Office of the Courts


MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved to pass H.B. 289 out favorably.

SUBSTITUE
MOTION:    Rep. McGee moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion failed with Rep. Johnson, Rep. McGee, and Rep. Wheatley voting in favor of the motion.

The motion to pass the bill out favorably passed with Rep. Johnson, Rep. McGee, and Rep. Wheatley voting in opposition to the motion.


S.B. 10    Search Warrant Procedure Amendments (Sen. J. Greiner)

Sen. Greiner explained S.B. 10 to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Tom Patterson, Department of Corrections

MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved to pass S.B. 10 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.


S.B. 16    Exoneration and Innocence Assistance (Sen. G. Bell)

Sen. Bell explained S.B. 16 to the committee, assisted by Creighton Horton, Attorney General's Office.

MOTION:    Rep. Johnson moved to pass S.B. 16 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 90    Expungement Amendments (Rep. R. C. Webb)

MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to amend H.B. 90 as follows:

1.    Page 1, Line 10 :    

             10      period for multiple
{   class A misdemeanors   }        misdemeanor offenses       .


2.    Page 1, Lines 14 through 16 :    

             14      case of
{   multiple   }        :

    .     multiple  
class A misdemeanors,      {   20   }        15       years must elapse before the offenses


             15
     may be expunged
  ;

    .     multiple class B misdemeanors, 12 years must elapse; and
    .     multiple class C misdemeanors, six years must elapse  
.

             16      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:

3.    Page 3, Lines 74 through 75 :    

             74      Criminal Code; [or]
 

    (e) six years in the case of multiple class C misdemeanors;  

             75          
{   (e) 15   }        (f) 12       years in the case of multiple class B      {   or class C   } misdemeanors[.];


4.    Page 3, Line 76 :    

             76          
{   (f) 20   }        (g) 15       years in the case of multiple class A misdemeanors.


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

Rep. Webb explained the amended bill, assisted by James Swink, Cache County Attorney's Office.

Spoke to the bill:    Steve Erickson, Citizens Education Project

MOTION:    Rep. McGee moved to pass H.B. 90 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

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

Rep. Fowlke adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.






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                        Rep. Douglas C. Aagard, Chair