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Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 11, 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. Christopher N. Herrod
Rep. Kory M. Holdaway
Rep. Brad King
Rep. Ronda R. Menlove
Rep. Karen W. Morgan
Rep. Paul Neuenschwander
Rep. Gordon E. Snow
MEMBERS ABSENT: 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 .
Chair Kiser called the meeting to order at 8:12 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Herrod moved to approve the minutes of the February 6, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Daw, Rep. Hemingway, Rep. King, Rep. Menlove, and Rep. Neuenschwander absent for the vote.
H.B. 348 Zion National Park Special Group License Plate (Rep. B. Last)
Rep. Last introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Jock Whitworth, Zion's National Park. (handout)
Spoke to the bill: Rod Marelli, Utah State Tax Commission
Mark Forbes, Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
MOTION: Rep. Daw moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Herrod, and Rep. King absent for the vote.
H.B. 347 Motor Vehicle Business Regulation Amendments (Rep. S. Andersen)
Rep. Andersen introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Wayne Jones, Utah Powersport Dealers Association and Independent Auto Dealers.
Spoke for the bill: Rod Marelli, Utah State Tax Commission
Spoke against the bill: Sonja Jorgensen, citizen, former car dealer
MOTION: Rep. Ferry moved to pass the bill out favorably.
MOTION: Rep. Holdaway moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed, with Rep. Daw, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Morgan, Rep. Neuenschwander, and Rep. Snow voting in opposition. Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Cosgrove, and Rep. Herrod were absent for the vote.
S.B. 44 Penalties for Failing to Secure a Load or Littering on a Highway (Sen. P. Jones)
MOTION: Rep. Kiser moved to delete in title and body S.B. 44 and replace it with 1st Substitute S.B. 44. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Cosgrove and Rep. Herrod absent for the vote.
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. S. Clark, Rep. Cosgrove, and Rep. Herrod absent for the vote.
Sen Jones introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Linda Hull, Utah Department of Transportation.
Spoke for the bill: Rich Thorn, Associated General Contractors
MOTION: Rep. Morgan moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed, with Rep. Kiser and Rep. Snow voting in opposition. Rep. Cosgrove and Rep. Herrod were absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Neuenschwander moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Cosgrove and Rep. Herrod absent for the vote.
Chair Kiser adjourned the meeting at 9:53 a.m.
Rep. Todd E. Kiser