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LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room WO25, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex
January 31, 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. Oda called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Wiley moved to approve the minutes of January 29, 2008. The motion passed unanimously with Rep Lockhart, Rep. Morley, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.
1st Sub. H.B. 109 Sex Offender Law Amendments (Rep. G. Hughes)
Rep. Hughes presented the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Wiley moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Line 28 :
28 This bill appropriates
$495,000 from the General Fund for fiscal year 2008-09 only, to
2. Page 3, Line 61 :
61 (xiii) special population needs
, including :
The motion to amend passed unanimously with Rep. Lockhart and Rep. Morley absent for the vote .
vvMOTION: Rep. Wimmer moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed with Rep. Litvack voting in opposition. Rep. Lockhart and Rep. Morley were absent for the vote.
H.B. 239 Driver License Qualification Amendments (Rep. G. Donnelson)
Rep. Donnelson presented the bill with the assistance of Ms. Shannon Halverson, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel.
Spoke to the bill: Ms. Nanette Rolfe, Drivers License Division
Spoke in favor
of the bill: Mr. Ronald Mortensen, Utah Coalition on Illegal Immigration
Ms. Barbara Whitely, citizen
Mr. Wally McCormick, citizen
Spoke in opposition
of the bill: Mr. Tony Yapias, Projecto Latino of Utah (PLU)
Ms. Dee Rowland, Catholic Diocese of Utah
MOTION: Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Litvack, Rep. Seelig, and Rep. Wiley voting in opposition. Rep. Sumsion was absent for the vote.
Rep. Bowman assumed the Chair from Rep. Oda
H.B. 320 Vehicle Impound Yard Requirements (Rep. C. Oda)
Rep. Oda presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Rick Clasby, Director, Motor Carrier Division, Utah Department of Transportation.
MOTION: Rep. Wiley moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sumsion absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep Lockhart moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sumsion absent for the vote. Rep. Bowman adjourned the meeting at 9:15 a.m.
Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman, Chair