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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
March 2, 2009


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Craig Frank, Chair
        Rep. Keith Grover, Vice Chair
        Rep. Douglas C. Aagard
        Rep. Jim Bird
        Rep. Neil A. Hansen
        Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
        Rep. John Mathis
        Rep. Larry B. Wiley                    
        
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Ron Bigelow
        Rep. Ben Ferry
        
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 4:17 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Aagard, Rep. Bird, and Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote.


2nd Sub. S.B. 56    Military Installation Development Authority Amendments (Sen. S. Killpack)

MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to return 2nd Substitute S.B. 56 to the Rules Committee. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Aagard and Rep. Hendrickson.


S.B. 152    Legislative Management Powers (Sen. M. Waddoups)


Sen. Waddoups explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass S.B. 152 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Frank relinquished the chair to Rep. Grover.




H.B. 414    Eminent Domain Modifications (Rep. C. Frank)


Rep. Frank explained the bill to the committee, assisted by Niel Christensen of American Fork. Rep. Frank provided a handout to committee members.

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Linda Hull, Utah Department of Transportation (handout)
                    Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
                    Rob Hughes, Legal Counsel, Utah Transit Authority
                    LeGrand Bitter, Utah Association of Special Districts

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Allen Christensen, citizen
                Wayne Christensen, citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously.


S.C.R. 2    Concurrent Resolution - a Call to Civility (Sen. J. Valentine)

Sen. Valentine explained the resolution to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the resolution:    John T. Kesler, Executive Director of Salt Lake Center for                          Engaging Community (handout)

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass S.C.R. 2 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.

Rep. Frank resumed the chair.


H.B. 198    Marriage License Fee Amendments (Rep. C. Johnson)

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 13 through 14 :    

             13      transmit that amount to the
  Division of Finance for distribution to the       Division of Child and Family Services for use in the

             14      operation of shelters for victims of domestic violence
{   .   }        ; and


    . allows a marriage license applicant to choose not to pay the additional fee.  
    


2.    Page 2, Line 46 :    

             46          (d)
  (i)       As long as the Division of Child and Family Services, created in Section


3.    Page 2, Lines 49 through 51 :    

             49          
{   (i)   }        (A)       assess $10 in addition to whatever fee for a marriage license is established under

             50      authority of this section, in addition to the amounts described in Subsections (2)(b) and (c)
  , unless an applicant chooses, as provided in Subsection (2)(d)(ii), not to pay the additional $10       ; and

             51          
{   (ii)   }        to the extent actually paid,       transmit $10 from each marriage license        fee       to the        Division of Finance for distribution to the       Division of Child and Family


4.    Page 2, Line 52 :    

             52      Services for the operation of shelters for victims of domestic violence.
    
  (ii)(A) The county clerk shall provide a method for an applicant for a marriage license to choose not to pay the additional $10 assessed under Subsection (2)(d)(i).

    (B) An applicant for a marriage license may choose not to pay the additional $10 assessed under Subsection (2)(d)(i) without affecting the applicant's ability to be issued a marriage license.  


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.

Rep. Johnson explained the amended bill, which was also discussed at the February 17, 2009 committee meeting.

MOTION:    Rep. Aagard moved to pass H.B. 198 as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.


S.B. 150    State Armory Amendments (Sen. S. Jenkins)

Sen. Jenkins explained the bill to the committee, assisted by Col. Scott Olson, Utah National Guard.




MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to pass S.B. 150 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.


H.B. 436    State Prohibition of Sudan Related Contracts (Rep. D. Litvack)

Rep. Litvack explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    David Lindblad, University of Utah STAND Chapter

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass H.B. 436 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.

Rep. Frank adjourned the meeting at 5:50 p.m.





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                    Rep. Craig A. Frank, Chair