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HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 6, 2009
Rep. Keith Grover, Vice Chair
Rep. Douglas C. Aagard
Rep. Ron Bigelow
Rep. Jim Bird
Rep. Ben Ferry
Rep. Neil A. Hansen
Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
Rep. John Mathis
Rep. Larry B. Wiley
STAFF PRESENT: Benjamin N. Christensen, Policy Analyst
Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Frank called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Grover moved to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Aagard, Rep. Bigelow, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.
1st Sub. S.B. 18 Utah Transparency Advisory Board Amendments (Sen. W. Niederhauser)
Sen. Niederhauser explained the bill and provided a handout to committee members.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute
Derek Monson, Sutherland Institute
Royce Van Tassell, Utah Taxpayers Association
MOTION: Rep. Bigelow moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 7, Lines 200 through 203
Senate 3rd Reading Amendments
(i) Local government members who do not receive salary, per diem, or expenses from
201 the entity that they represent for their service may receive per diem and expenses incurred in
202 the performance of their official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance under
203 Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
(ii) Local government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Bigelow moved to pass S.B. 18 as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 279 Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (Rep. B. Last)
Rep. Last explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Bigelow moved to pass H.B. 279 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Ferry moved to place H.B. 279 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.
1st Sub. S.B. 27 Election Law Changes (Sen. P. Knudson)
Sen. Knudson explained the bill, assisted by Michael Cragun, Deputy Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Governor's Office.
MOTION: Rep. Ferry moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 27 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
S.B. 88 Administrative Rulemaking Act Amendments (Sen. H. Stephenson)
Rep. Ferry explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Bigelow moved to pass S.B. 88 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Wiley moved to place S.B. 88 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Frank adjourned the meeting at 9:37 a.m.
Rep. Craig A. Frank, Chair