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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
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.



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                        Rep. DeMar "Bud" Bowman, Chair