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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 18, 2009



Members Present:    Rep. Douglas Aagard, Chair
            Rep. Curt Oda, Vice Chair
            Rep. Trisha Beck
            Rep. John Dougall                        
            Rep. Richard Greenwood
            Rep. David Litvak            
            Rep. Becky Lockhart
            Rep. Paul Ray                
            Rep. Carl Wimmer

Members Absent:    Rep. Ben Ferry
            Rep. Jennifer Seelilg
            Rep. Larry Wiley

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 8:10 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Beck moved to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Litvack, Rep. Oda, and Rep. Wimmer absent for the vote.

H.B. 208    Modification of Exemption from Nonresident Tuition (Rep. R. Greenwood)

Rep. Greenwood presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:        Mr. Ronald Mortensen, Citizen Coalition on Illegal Immigration
                Mr. Eli Cawley, Utah Minuteman Project

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Patrick Reimherr, President, Associated Students of The University of Utah
                Mr. Jonathon Hayes,Vice President, Associated Students of The                 University of Utah

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably.


SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion failed, with Rep. Beck and Rep. Litvack voting in favor.

The original motion to pass the bill out favorably passed, with Rep. Litvack voting in opposition.

H.B. 204    Concealed Firearms Instructors Amendments (Rep. C. Oda)

Rep. Oda presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 204. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Beck, Rep. Litvack, and Rep. Lockhart absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Wimmer moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Lockhart absent for the vote.
    
H.B. 314    Dna Sample for Criminal Offenses - Amendments (Rep. R. Greenwood)

Rep. Greenwood presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Jay Henry, Lab Director, Department of Public Safety.

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

1.    Page 1, Lines 14 through 15 :    

             14          .    requires that a DNA specimen shall be obtained from a person convicted of
{   an

             15      assault  
}
  an offense of class B misdemeanor domestic violence assault       ,      {   which is a class B misdemeanor,   } in addition to current requirements for


2.    Page 1, Lines 17 through 19 :    

             17          .    provides that a DNA specimen is not to be taken from a minor who commits
{   an

             18      assault  
}
  a class B misdemeanor domestic violence assault offense       ;

             19          .    requires a person convicted of
{   an assault   }        a class B misdemeanor domestic violence assault offense       to also pay the fee of $100 for the costs of


3.    Page 2, Lines 47 through 48 :    

             47          (ii) on and after May 12, 2009,
{   assault,   } a class B misdemeanor        offense of

domestic violence assault       ,      {   under   }        as defined            {   Section


             48      76-5-102  
}
  in Subsection 77-36-1(4)(b)       , except that a DNA specimen may not be taken from a minor whom the court has


4.    Page 2, Line 50 :    

             50      class B
{   assault   }        misdemeanor domestic violence assault       offense; or


The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Lockhart absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill:    Mr. John Hiskey, Deputy Mayor, Sandy City

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

1.    Page 1, Line 19 :    

             19          .    requires a person convicted of an assault to also pay the fee of
{   $100   }        $200       for the costs of


2.    Page 3, Line 77 :    

             77      the [responsible] agency responsible for obtaining the DNA specimen
{   $100   }        $200       for the cost of


3.    Page 3, Line 83 :    

             83          (ii) An agency's guidelines and procedures may provide for the assessment of
{   $100   }        $200       on


4.    Page 3, Line 85 :    

             85      the
{   $100   }        $200       is paid in full.


5.    Page 3, Line 88 :    

             88      deposit
{   $80   }        $180       of the fee in the DNA Specimen Restricted Account and retain the balance of $20


The motion to amend passed, with Rep. Aagard voting in opposition. Rep. Litvack and Rep. Lockhart were absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Ray and Rep. Wimmer voting in opposition. Rep. Litvack and Rep. Lockhart were absent for the vote.

S.B. 85    Homicide Amendments (Sen. S. Urquhart)

Sen. Urquhart presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Creighton Horton, Office of the Attorney General.

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

S.B. 145    Public Safety Retirees Death Benefit Revisions (Sen. J. Greiner)

Sen. Greiner presented the bill to the committee. (handout)

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Kelly Atkinson, Fraternal Order of Police

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

H.B. 276    Custodial Interference Amendments (Rep. C. Wimmer)

This bill was not heard.

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

Rep. Aagard adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.







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                        Rep. Douglas Aagard, Chair