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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 3, 2009



Members Present:    Rep. Douglas Aagard, Chair
            Rep. Curt Oda, Vice Chair
            Rep. Trisha Beck
            Rep. Ben Ferry            
            Rep. Richard Greenwood
            Rep. David Litvak            
            Rep. Becky Lockhart
            Rep. Paul Ray
            Rep. Jennifer Seelig
            Rep. Larry Wiley
            Rep. Carl Wimmer

Members Absent:    Rep. John Dougall

Staff Present:    Mr. Stewart Smith, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Linda Error, Committee Secretary

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

Rep. Aagard called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to approve the minutes of the January 30, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. Litvack, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Wimmer absent for the vote.

H.B. 29    Sex Offenders' Contact with Children (Rep. R. Greenwood)

Rep. Greenwood reviewed the bill which was previously presented in the January 28, 2009 meeting.

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Wimmer absent for the vote.

Rep. Aagard relinquished the chair to Rep. Oda.

H.B. 108    Hormone Restoration Amendments (Rep. D. Aagard)

Rep. Aagard presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Dr. Benton Bramwell, Utah Association of Naturopathic Physicians.




Spoke to the bill:        Mr. Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance                         
                Association

Spoke for the bill:        Mr. Matthew Burnett, President, Utah Association of Naturopathic                                                                  Physicians
                Ms. Maryann Christensen, Utah Eagle Forum

Spoke against the bill:    Ms. Michelle McOmber, Utah Medical Association    

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

Rep. Aagard resumed the chair.

H.B. 123    Retail and Library Theft Amendments (Rep. F. Gibson)

Rep. Gibson presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Chad Platt, Statewide Association of Prosecutors.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Dave Davis, Utah Retail Merchants Association

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Ferry moved to place H.B. 123 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

Rep. Aagard adjourned the meeting at 3:10 p.m.





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                        Rep. Douglas Aagard, Chair