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MINUTES OF THE SENATE
TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY
STANDING COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008, 8:00 A.M.
ROOM W020, WEST OFFICE BUILDING
STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX


Members Present:     Sen. Carlene Walker, Chair
            Sen. Sheldon Killpack
            Sen. Scott Jenkins
            Sen. Kevin VanTassel
            Sen. Karen Mayne

Members Excused:    Sen. Mike Dmitrich
            
Staff Present:        Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
            Karen Allred, Secretary
            
Public Speakers Present:    Chris Purcell , Attorney, State Farm
            Wayne Jones, Executive Director, Utah Independent Auto Dealers              Association
            Rod Marrelli, Executive Director, Utah State Tax Commission
            Craig Bickmore, Executive Director, Utah Auto Dealers              Association
            Gary R. Thorup, Attorney, Holme, Roberts & Owen
            Tom Bingham, President, Utah Manufacturers Association.

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

Committee Chair Walker called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.

Approval of Minutes

    MOTION:
Sen. VanTassell moved to approve the minutes of February 22 , 2008.

    The motion passed unanimously.

1.     S.B. 286 Transportation and Transit Amendments (S. Killpack)

    
Sen. Killpack explained the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.




2.    H.B. 467 Motor Vehicle Insurance Arbitration Amendments
(S. Urquhart)

    Rep. Urquhart explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.

    Chris Purcell, Attorney, State Farm, spoke in support of the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.    H.B. 347 Motor Vehicle Business Regulation Amendments (S. Andersen)

    
Rep. Andersen explained the bill.

    Wayne Jones, Executive Director, Utah Independent Auto Dealers Association; Rod Marrelli,     Executive Director, Utah State Tax Commission; and Craig Bickmore, Executive Director,     Utah Auto Dealers Association, spoke in support of the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.

4.    H.B. 406 Traffic Code Amendments (J. Dunnigan)

    Rep. Dunnigan explained the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.

5.    1st Sub. H.B. 348 Zion National Park Special Group License Plate (B. Last)

    
Rep. Urquhart presented the bill.

    Rod Marrelli, Executive Director, Utah State Tax Commission, expressed concerns with the     bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.



6.    H.B. 165 Sales and Use Tax Exemptions Relating to Aircraft
(B. Dee)

    
Rep. Dee explained the bill.

    Gary R. Thorup, Attorney, Holme, Roberts & Owen, further explained, answered     questions from the Committee, and spoke in support of the bill.

    Tom Bingham, President, Utah Manufacturers Association, spoke in support of the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen Walker adjourned the meeting at 8:55 a..m.

    





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              Sen. Carlene Walker, Committee Chair