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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 26, 2009


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

Members Absent:    Rep. Becky Lockhart    

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. Ray called the meeting to order at 8:40 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to approve the minutes of the February 24, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Aagard, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Litvack, Rep. Oda, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

H.B. 64    Deterring Illegal Immigration (Rep. B. Dee)

Rep. Dee reviewed the bill which was presented in the February 24, 2009 meeting with the assistance of Mr. Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General.

MOTION:    Rep. Wimmer moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 64.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Dougall moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 64 and amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 10 through 11 :    

             10      operation of a multi-agency strike force to combat violent and other major
  felony       crimes

             11      within the state associated with illegal immigration and human trafficking.



2.    Page 1, Lines 15 through 16 :    

             15      operations of a multi-agency strike force to deal with major
  felony       crimes committed

             16      within the state related to illegal immigration and human trafficking;

3.    Page 1, Lines 21 through 22 :    

             21      deterring, and eradicating violent and other major
  felony       criminal activity within the state

             22      related to illegal immigration and human trafficking;

4.    Page 2, Lines 39 through 40 :    

             39          67-5-22.7. Multi-agency strike force to combat violent and other major
  felony       crimes

             40      associated with illegal immigration and human trafficking -- Fraudulent Documents

5.    Page 2, Line 43 :    

             43      operation of a multi-agency strike force to combat violent and other major
  felony       crimes committed


6.    Page 2, Line 50 :    

             50      eradicating violent and other major
  felony       criminal activity related to illegal immigration and human


The motion to substitute and amend the bill passed unanimously, with Rep. Aagard, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Litvack, Rep. Oda, and Rep Seelig absent for the vote.

Rep. Ray relinquished the chair to Rep. Oda.

Spoke for the bill:        Mr. Ronald Mortensen, Utah Coalition on Illegal Immigration
                Mr. Marco Diaz, Utah Latino Task Force

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Joscha Clark, University of Utah, Social Justice Scholars
                                (handout)

MOTION:    Rep. Ferry moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.



H.B. 372    Insurance Provisions Regarding Offenders (Rep. P. Ray)

Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Tom Patterson, Utah Department of Corrections.

Spoke against the bill:    Kelly Atkinson, Utah Health Insurance Association

MOTION:    Rep. Wimmer moved to send H.B. 372 to interim study.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Dougall moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Litvack absent for the vote.
    
H.B. 357    Firearms Amendments (Rep. S. Sandstrom)

Rep. Sandstrom presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Wimmer moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 357. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Ray absent for the vote.

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Frank Budd, Utah Chiefs of Police Association
                Chief Val Shupe, Ogden City Police Department

MOTION:    Rep. Wimmer moved to place the bill on the agenda of the next scheduled meeting and to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Ray absent for the vote.

H.B. 384    Public Lewdness Amendments (Rep. D. Ipson)

This bill was not heard.

S.B. 39    Immigration Amendments (Sen. S. Jenkins)

This bill was not heard.

Rep. Oda adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.



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                        Rep. Douglas Aagard, Chair