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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 10, 2009


Members Present:    Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Chair
            Rep. Patrick Painter, Vice Chair                    
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski            
            Rep. Stephen Clark
            Rep. Susan Duckworth            
            Rep. Gage Froerer         
            Rep. Kevin Garn
            
Rep. Francis Gibson
            
Rep. Neil Hansen
            
Rep. Brian King
            
Rep. Todd Kiser
            Rep. Michael Morley    
            Rep. Brent Wallis
            Rep. Curt Webb
             
Staff Present:    Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst            
            Linda Error, Committee Secretary

Note:        List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .

Rep. Dunnigan called the meeting to order at 3:25 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Painter moved to approve the minutes of the February 6, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark and Rep. Duckworth absent for the vote.

H.B. 286    Regulation of Lending by the Department of Financial Institutions
        (Rep. K. Garn)


Rep. Garn presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Ed Leary, Commissioner, Department of Financial Institutions. (handout)

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark and Rep. Duckworth absent for the vote.

H.B. 320    Collection Agency Amendments (Rep. R. C. Webb)

Rep. Webb presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark and Rep. Duckworth absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to place H.B. 320 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark and Rep. Duckworth absent for the vote.

H.J.R. 8    Joint Resolution Regarding Secret Ballot (Rep. C. Wimmer)

Rep. Wimmer presented the resolution to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.J.R. 8. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark, Rep. Duckworth, and Rep. Garn absent for the vote.

Spoke against the bill:    Jim Judd, President, Utah AFL-CIO (handout)
                Rep. Jay Seegmiller, Utah House of Representatives, District 49
                Dale Cox, Vice President, Utah AFL-CIO
                Susan Kuziak, Utah Education Association

Spoke for the bill:        Troy Walker, Save Our Secret Ballot Inc. (handout)
                Dirk Burton, Able Electric
                Robin Riggs, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
                Mike Lee, attorney, Save Our Secret Ballot Inc.
                Jonathon Johnson, President, Overstock.com

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to pass the resolution out favorably.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to amend the bill as follows:

Page 2, line 30: After "representation" insert "for collective bargaining"

The motion to amend failed, with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Duckworth, and Rep. Hansen voting in favor. Rep. Garn was absent for the vote.

The original motion to pass the bill out favorably passed, with Rep. Biksupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. King voting in opposition. Rep. Garn was absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Painter moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Garn absent for the vote.

Rep. Dunnigan adjourned the meeting at 4:45 p.m.



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                         Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair