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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room WO25, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex
January 29,2008



Members Present:    Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman, Chair
            Rep. Curt Oda, Vice Chair
            Rep. David Litvack
            Rep. Becky Lockhart            
            Rep. Michael Morley
            Rep. Paul Ray            
            Rep. Jennifer Seelig
            Rep. Ken Sumsion
            Rep. Larry Wiley
            Rep. Carl Wimmer
Members Absent:    Rep. Brad Dee

Staff Present:    Mr. Stewart Smith, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Linda Black, Committee Secretary

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

Rep. Bowman called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to approve the minutes of January 25, 2008. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Lockhart, Rep. Wimmer, and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.

H.B. 262    Recovery of Federal Reimbursement for Costs Associated with Illegal Immigrants (Rep. K. Morgan)

Rep. Morgan presented the bill.

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


1.    Page 1, Line 11 :    

             11          This bill directs the
{   attorney general   }        Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel       to complete a study of all available remedies the


2.    Page 1, Line 16 :    

             16          .    directs the
{   attorney general   }        Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel       to complete a study of all available remedies to recover


3.    Page 1, Line 19 :    

             19          .    directs the
{   attorney general   }        Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel       to file a written report with the governor, the president


4.    Page 2, Line 44 :    

             44          (2) The
{   attorney general   }        Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel       shall conduct a study and review of all available state


5.    Page 2, Line 47 :    

             47          (3) On or before November 1, 2008, the
{   attorney general   }        Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel       shall file a written report with


The motion to amend passed unanimously with Rep. Lockhart and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Seelig voting in opposition.

H.B. 19    Assault on a Peace Officer Penalty Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)

Rep. Ray presented the bill.

Spoke in favor
of the bill:    Mr. Kelly Atkinson, Fraternal Order of Police

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

H.B. 239    Driver License Qualification Amendments (Rep. G. Donnelson)

Rep. Donnelson presented the bill.

Spoke in
opposition to the bill:        Mr. Lee Gardner, Salt Lake County Assessor, representing self

MOTION:    Rep. Wimmer moved to place H. B. 239 first on the next agenda. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ray absent for the vote.





H.B. 109    Sex Offender Law Amendments
(Rep. G. Hughes)

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to replace H. B. 109 with 1st Substitute H.B. 109. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Hughes presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Mark Gaskill, President, Systemic Parenting, University of Utah.

Spoke to the bill:    Mr. Jerry Buie, LCSW, representing self
            Mr. Tom Patterson, Executive Director, Department of Corrections
            Dr. Larry Bench, Utah Department of Corrections

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to place 1st Substitute H. B. 109 first on the next agenda. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to adjourn. The motion passed with Rep. Wimmer voting in opposition. Rep. Bowman adjourned the meeting at 3:34 p.m.            









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                    Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman, Chair