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MINUTES OF THE SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008

ROOM W020, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX



Members Present:        Sen. Peter C. Knudson, Chair
                Sen. D. Chris Buttars
                Sen. John W. Hickman
                Sen. Scott K. Jenkins

Members Absent:        Sen. Scott D. McCoy
                Sen. Ross I. Romero

Staff Present:             Rich North, Policy Analyst
                 Nedra Duzett, Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Blaine Walker, Utah Assn. of Realtors
                Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities & Towns
                Marilyn Gillette, Tooele County Clerk, Legislative Committee
                Michael Kennedy, USU
                Spencer Stokes, Utah League of Credit Unions
                
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.    

Committee Chair Knudson called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m.

1.    S.B. 45 Accounting for Competitive Activities of Local Entities (H. Stephenson)

    The bill was not heard.

2.    S.B. 53 Use of Initiative and Referendum for Administrative Land Use and Zoning Matters (B. Goodfellow)

    
Sen. Goodfellow asked the committee to adopt a substitute bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to delete in title and body S.B. 53 and replace it with S.B. 53 1st Substitute.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Goodfellow explained the substitute bill.

    Blaine Walker, past president, Utah Assn. of Realtors, and Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League
    of Cities & Towns spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Hickman moved to pass S.B. 53 1st Substitute out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.




3.    S.B. 54 Initative and Referendum for Petition Submission Amendments
    (G. Goodfellow)
    
    
Sen. Goodfellow asked the committee to adopt a substitute bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to delete title and body of S.B. 54 and replace it with S.B. 54 1st Substitute.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Goodfellow explained the bill.
    

    The following individuals spoke in support of the bill:

    Marilyn Gillette, Tooele County Clerk, Legislative Committee
    Spencer Stokes, Utah League of Credit Unions

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

    The motion passed with Sen. Romero voting in opposition.

4.    S.B. 113 Access to Research Workers' Personal Information (G. Bell)

    
Sen. Bell explained the bill.

    Michael Kennedy, USU, spoke in support of the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.

5.    H.B. 63 Recodification of Title 63 State Affairs in General (D. Aagard)

    
Rep. Aagard explained the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.

Sen. Knudson adjourned the meeting at 3:00 p.m.

Minutes reported by Nedra Duzett, Secretary



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Sen. Peter C. Knudson, Committee Chair