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MINUTES OF THE SENATE BUSINESS & LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008, 8:3O A.M.
ROOM W015, WEST OFFICE BUILDING
STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX


Members Present:    Sen. Kevin VanTassell, Chair
        Sen. Wayne Niederhauser         Sen. Carlene Walker
        Sen. Gene Davis
        Sen. Karen Mayne
    
Members Excused:    Sen. Dan Eastman
        Sen. Bill Hickman

Staff Present:    Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
        Karen Allred, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Steve Barth, Utah Brewers Co-op
        Paul Rogers, Fidelity Investments
        Sherrie Hayashi, Commissioner, Utah Labor Commission
        Alan Hennebold, Deputy Commissioner, Utah Labor Commission

A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the Committee minutes.

Chair VanTassell called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. and announced that S.B. 57 would not be heard today.

1.    S.B. 95 Markup on Alcoholic Beverages (M. Dmitrich)         
    Sen. Dmitrich introduced the bill and proposed the following amendments:


1.    Page 2, Lines 32 through 33 :    

             32          (b) "Proof gallon" has the same meaning as in 26 U.S.C. Sec. 5002.
  (c) Notwithstanding Section 32A-1-105, "small brewer" means a brewer who manufactures less than 40,000 barrels of beer and heavy beer per year.      

             33          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (2)(b) and [(c)] (4), [all] spirituous liquor and
    
     MOTION: Sen. Walker moved to adopt the amendments.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.



    Steve Barth, Utah Brewers Co-op, answered questions from the Committee.

     MOTION: Sen. Walker moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

2.     S.B. 131 Wage Withholding for Employee Contributions (W. Niederhauser)

    
Sen Niederhauser introduced the bill.

    Paul Rogers, Fidelity Investments, spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Niederhauser moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

3.    S.B. 60 Repealing Labor Commission Responsibilities to Oversee Employment     Agencies (R. Romero)

    Sen. Romero introduced the bill.

    Sherrie Hayashi, Commissioner, Utah Labor Commission, and Alan Hennebold, Deputy     Commissioner, Utah Labor Commission, answered questions from the Committee.

     MOTION: Sen. Walker moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

    Sen. Niederhauser assumed the Committee Chair.

4.    S.B. 110 Foreign Business Entities and Tribal Law (K. VanTassell)

    
Sen. VanTassell introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. VanTassell moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.


    


    MOTION:
Sen. Walker moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair VanTassell adjourned the meeting at 9:00 a.m.



    


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                Sen. Kevin VanTassell, Committee Chair