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                    MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
                WORKFORCE SERVICES AND COMMUNITY
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Room W025, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex

January 22, 2008

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Steven R. Mascaro, Chair
                    Rep. Julie Fisher, Vice Chair         
                    
Rep. Bradley M. Daw
                    Rep. Jack R. Draxler
                    Rep. Janice Fisher
                    Rep. Christopher Herrod
                    Rep. Brad King
                    Rep. Karen W. Morgan                              
STAFF PRESENT:            Arthur L. Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
                    Linda Error, Committee Secretary
                    
Note:     A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.


Rep. Julie Fisher called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.

H.B. 73    Child Care Providers (Rep. K. Morgan)

Rep. Morgan introduced the bill the to committee with the assistance of Lynette Rasmussen, Department of Workforce Services. (handout)

MOTION:     Rep. Morgan moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 20 through 22 :    

             20              .    child care providers who are not required by current law to undergo a check
             21      through the Department of Health, Bureau of
  Child Care       Licensing, and are not a license

             22      exempt child care center or program; and

2.    Page 2, Lines 39 through 41 :    

             39          .    allows
{   three designated   } individuals      {   within   }        designated by       the Department of Workforce Services        and approved by the Department of Human Services       to

             40      have access to the Division of Family and Child Services' Licensing Information
             41      System for the purpose of checking the background of child care providers.



3.    Page 3, Lines 59 through 60 :    

             59          (b) is not required to undergo a criminal background check with the Department of
             60      Health, Bureau of
  Child Care       Licensing;


4.    Page 3, Lines 76 through 82 :    

             76          (c) The Utah Division of Criminal Investigation and Technical Services shall
{   :

             77          (i) (A) process the information required under Subsection (2)(a); or
             78          (B) allow the department or its representative access to the division's data base to
             79      determine whether the individual has been convicted of a crime; and
             80          (ii) submit an individual's set of fingerprints required under Subsection (2)(a) to the
             81      U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history background check of the
             82      individual.  
}
  process and conduct background checks on all individuals as requested by the department, including submitting the fingerprints to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history background check of the individual.

    (d) If the department waives the fingerprint requirement under Subsection (2)(b), the Utah Division of Criminal Investigation and Technical Services may allow the department or its representative access to the division's data base to determine whether the individual has been convicted of a crime.  


5.    Page 3, Lines 83 through 84 :    

             83          
{   (d)   }        (e)       The child care provider shall pay the cost of the history background check provided

             84      under Subsection (2)(c).

6.    Page 4, Lines 90 through 91 :    

             90          (c) The department
  or its representative       shall access juvenile court records to determine whether an

             91      individual described in Subsection (2) or (3)(a) has been adjudicated in juvenile court of

7.    Page 4, Lines 114 through 116 :    



             114          (b) In accordance with criteria established by rule, the executive director
  or the director's designee       may consider

             115      and exempt individual cases
{   involving misdemeanors   } , not otherwise exempt under Subsection

             116      (5)(a), from the restrictions of Subsection (4).

8.    Page 8, Lines 243 through 244 :    

             243          (iii)
{   two   } persons designated by      {   and within   } the Department of Health        and approved by the Department of Human Services       , only for the

             244      following purposes:

9.    Page 9, Lines 249 through 250 :    

             249          (iv)
{   three   } persons designated by      {   and within   } the Department of Workforce Services        and approved by the Department of Human Services       for

             250      the purpose of qualifying child care providers under Section 35A-3-310.5 ; and

10.    Page 9, Lines 252 through 254 :    

             252          (5) The
{   two   } persons designated by the Department of Health under Subsection

             253      (4)(c)(iii) and the
{   three   } persons designated by the Department of Workforce Services under

             254      Subsection (4)(c)(iv) shall adopt measures to:

11.    Page 9, Lines 258 through 259 :    

             258          (6) All persons designated by statute as having access to information contained in the
             259      Licensing Information System shall
  be approved by the Department of Human Services and       receive training from the department with respect to:


The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Daw, Rep. Janice Fisher, Rep. King, and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.

Rep. Fisher relinquished the chair to Rep. Mascaro.



MOTION:    Rep. Julie Fisher moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Daw, Rep. Janice Fisher, and Rep. King absent for the vote.

H.J.R. 2    Resolution Encouraging Manufactured and Mobile Home Parks as Affordable Housing (Rep. N. Hendrickson)

Rep. Hendrickson introduced the resolution to the committee with the assistance of Mark Lundgren, Project Director, Utah Resident Owned Communities. (handout)

Spoke for the bill:    Tara Rollins, Utah Housing Coalition
            Richard McMillin, Kingsley Management Corporation
            Francisca Blanc, Mobile Home Coordinator, Salt Lake Community Action Program

MOTION:    Rep. Julie Fisher moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Morgan moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Mascaro adjourned the meeting at 8:50 a.m.









                            ________________________                                   Rep. Steven Mascaro, Chair