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MINUTES OF THE SENATE BUSINESS & LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008, 8:30 A.M.
ROOM W015, WEST OFFICE BUILDING
STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX


Members Present:    Sen. Kevin VanTassell, Chair
        Sen. Gene Davis
        Sen. Dan Eastman
        Sen. Bill Hickman
        Sen. Karen Mayne         Sen. Wayne Niederhauser
        Sen. Carlene Walker
    
Staff Present:    Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
        Karen Allred, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Michael Blackburn, attorney, Utah State Board of Accountancy
        Steven Johnson, attorney, Co-operatives
        Randon Wilson, attorney, Utah Co-op Council
        Jacob Garn, chief examiner, Utah Insurance Department
        Mark Lundgren, Utah Resident-Owned Communities Project
        Fransisca Blanc, Salt Lake Community Action Program
        Tara Rollins, Utah Housing Coalition
        Richard McMullin, Kingsley Management Corporation

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.

Approval of Minutes

    MOTION:
Sen. Mayne moved to approve the minutes of the January 29, 2008 meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Davis, Eastman, Hickman, and Walker absent     for the vote.

1.    S.B. 163 Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act Amendments
(C. Bramble)

    Sen. Bramble introduced the bill.

    Mike Blackburn, attorney, Utah State Board of Accountancy, further explained the bill.



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

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Davis, Eastman, and Walker absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Niederhauser moved that the bill be placed on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Davis, Eastman, and Walker absent for the vote.

2.    S.B. 69 Uniform Limited Cooperative Association Act (L. Hillyard)

    Sen. Hillyard introduced the bill and the following amendments were distributed:


1.    Page 14, Lines 408 through 410 :    

             408          (2)
{   The   }        Notwithstanding Section 48-2a-102, the       name of a limited cooperative association must contain the words "limited

             409      cooperative association" or "limited cooperative" or the abbreviation "L.C.A." or "LCA".
             410      "Limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd.". "Cooperative" may be abbreviated as "Co-op" or

2.    Page 25, Line 771 through Page 26, Line 775 :    

             771          (3) The first annual report must be delivered to the division between January 1 and
             772      April 1 of the year following the calendar year in which the limited cooperative association is
             773      formed or the foreign cooperative is authorized to transact business in this state.
{   An   }        For subsequent years, an       annual

             774      report must be delivered to the division
{   between January 1 and April 1 of each subsequent

             775      calendar year  
}
  during the month in which falls the anniversary of the limited cooperative association's organization or the foreign cooperative's authorization to transact business       .

    
     MOTION: Sen. Hickman moved to adopt the amendments.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Davis, Eastman, and Walker absent for the vote.


    Steven Johnson, attorney, Co-operatives, and Randon Wilson, attorney, Utah Co-op     Council, further explained and spoke in support of the bill.

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

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

3.    S.B. 165 Alcoholic Beverage Single Event Permits (S. McCoy)

    
Sen. McCoy introduced the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Niederhauser assumed the Committee Chair.

4.    S.B. 143 Insurance Financial Requirements (K. VanTassell)

    
Sen. VanTassell introduced the bill.

    Jacob Garn, chief examiner, Utah Insurance Department, further explained the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair VanTassell resumed the Committee Chair.

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

    Rep. Hendrickson introduced the resolution.

    Mark Lundgren, Utah Resident-Owned Communities Project, further explained and spoke in     support of the resolution.

    Fransisca Blanc, Salt Lake Community Action Program; Tara Rollins, Utah Housing     Coalition; and Richard McMullin, Kingsley Management Corporation; spoke in support of     the resolution.





     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to pass the resolution out favorably.

    The motion passed with Sens. Davis, Mayne, Niederhauser, VanTassell, and Walker voting     in favor of the resolution, and Sens. Eastman and Hickman voting in opposition.
    
    MOTION:
Sen. Davis moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair VanTassell adjourned the meeting at 9:55 a.m.

    




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                Sen. Kevin VanTassell, Committee Chair