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Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 6, 2008
Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Vice-Chair
Rep. Steven D. Clark
Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
Rep. Ben C. Ferry
Rep. Julie Fisher
Rep. Lynn N. Hemingway
Rep. Kory M. Holdaway
Rep. Brad King
Rep. Karen W. Morgan
Rep. Gordon E. Snow
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Christopher N. Herrod
Rep. Ronda R. Menlove
Rep. Paul Neuenschwander
Rep. Mark W. Walker
STAFF PRESENT: Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
Linda Error, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes .
Vice Chair Daw called the meeting to order at 8:40 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Fisher moved to approve the minutes of the February 4, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Holdaway and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.
S.B. 44 Penalties for Failing to Secure a Load or Littering on a Highway (Sen. P. Jones)
Sen. Jones introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Linda Hull, Utah Department of Transportation. (handout)
MOTION: Rep. Kiser moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 5, Line 133 through Page 6, Line 153 :
133 (2) A vehicle may not be operated or moved on any highway unless the vehicle is
134 constructed or loaded to prevent its contents from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise
136 (3) (a) In addition to the requirements under Subsection (2), a vehicle carrying dirt,
137 sand, gravel, rock fragments, pebbles, crushed base, aggregate,
trash or garbage,
138 similar material, or scrap metal shall have a covering over the entire load unless:
139 (i) the highest point of the load does not extend above the top of any exterior wall or
140 sideboard of the cargo compartment of the vehicle; and
141 (ii) the outer edges of the load are at least six inches below the top inside edges of the
142 exterior walls or sideboards of the cargo compartment of the vehicle.
In addition to the requirements under Subsection (2), a vehicle carrying trash or garbage shall have a covering over the entire load.
The following material is exempt from the provisions of Subsection (3)(a):
144 (i) hot mix asphalt;
145 (ii) [
146 form not susceptible to being blown out of the vehicle;
147 (iii) material being transported across a highway between two parcels of property that
148 would be contiguous but for the highway that is being crossed; and
149 (iv) material listed under Subsection (3)(a) that is enclosed on all sides by containers,
150 bags, or packaging.
A chemical substance capable of coating or bonding a load so
that the load is
152 confined on a vehicle, may be considered a covering for purposes of Subsection (3)(a) so long
153 as the chemical substance remains effective at confining the load.
The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Holdaway, Rep. King, and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.
Spoke for the bill: Shawn Judd, Utah Highway Patrol
MOTION: Rep. Ferry moved to amend the bill as follows:
Page 1, Delete line 20
Page 6, Delete lines 171-183
Page 9, line 260, line 265, line 288, and line 293 after the delete State Highway Litter Control Restricted Account created by Section 72-2-126; and insert General Fund;
MOTION: Rep. S. Clark moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. King and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.
S.B. 115 Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Advisory Council Amendments (Sen. D. Eastman)
Sen. Eastman introduced the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Holdaway moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. King, and Rep. Snow absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. S. Clark moved to place S.B. 115 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. King, and Rep. Snow absent for the vote.
H.B. 307 Cancer Screening and Mortality Reduction Special Group License Plate (Rep. C. Moss)
Rep. Moss introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Michael Siler, American Cancer Society. (handout)
Spoke for the bill: Kathryn Rowley, Utah Cancer Action Network
Crista Casper, American Cancer Society
David Koehler, American Cancer Society
Spoke to the bill: Rod Marelli, Utah Tax Commission
MOTION: Rep. S. Clark moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Snow absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Fisher moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Snow absent for the vote.
Vice Chair Daw adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
Rep. Todd E. Kiser