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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room W125, West Office Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

Tuesday, January 22, 2008



MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Fred R Hunsaker, Chair
                Rep. Gage Froerer, Vice Chair
                Rep. Sheryl L. Allen                
            Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
            Rep. James A. Dunnigan
            Rep. Kerry W. Gibson
            Rep. Richard A. Greenwood
            Rep. LaWanna Lou Shurtliff                        
            Rep. R. Curt Webb
            
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig
            Rep. Stephen H. Urquhart

STAFF PRESENT:        Joseph Wade, Policy Analyst
            Doris Donat, Committee Secretary

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

Rep. Hunsaker called the meeting to order at 9:07 a.m.

H.B. 29    Election Law - Financial Reporting (Rep. B. Daw)

Rep. Daw introduced and explained the bill to the Committee, with the help of Michael Cragon, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Lt. Governor.

Eric Weeks, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, answered questions regarding the bill.

Spoke to the bill: Brent Gardner, Executive Director, Utah Association of Counties

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved that the Committee recommend H.B. 29 favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Seelig and Rep. Urquhart absent for the vote.


H.B. 272    False Impersonation and Representation (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer introduced and explained the bill to the Committee, with the help of Tom Vaugh, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel.


MOTION: Rep. R. Curt Webb moved to amend H.B. 272 as follows:


1.    Page 1, Lines 19 through 21 :    

             19          .    provides that the criminal provisions described in the preceding paragraph are only
             20      violated if the person engages in the prohibited conduct with the intent to defraud or
  with the intent to      

             21      make a false representation;

2.    Page 2, Lines 41 through 42 :    

             41      unlawful], if the person wears or uses the military medal with the intent to defraud or
  with the intent       to falsely

             42      represent that the person or another person has been awarded a military medal.

3.    Page 2, Lines 46 through 48 :    

             46      of Utah or the United States], if the person uses the name, title, insignia, ritual, or ceremony
             47      with the intent to defraud or
  with the intent       to falsely represent that the person or another person was or is a

             48      member, representative, or officer of the society, order, or organization.

The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Seelig and Rep. Urquhart absent for the vote.

MOTION:     Rep. Allen moved that the Committee recommend H.B. 272 favorably as amended.     The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Seelig and Rep. Urquhart absent for the     vote.

MOTION:    At the request of bill sponsor Rep. Froerer, Rep. Gibson moved that the Committee recommend H.B. 272 as amended to be placed on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Seelig and Rep. Urquhart absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Allen moved to adjourn the meeting. The vote was unanimous with Rep. Seelig and Rep. Urquhart absent for the vote.

Rep. Hunsaker adjourned the meeting at 9:53 a.m.




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                    Rep. Fred R Hunsaker, Chair