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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 450 Utah State Capitol

Friday, February 27, 2009


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Fred R Hunsaker, Chair
            Rep. R. Curt Webb, Vice Chair
            Rep. Laura Black
            Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
            Rep. Jack R. Draxler
            Rep. Becky Edwards
            Rep. Janice M. Fisher
            Rep. Kerry W. Gibson
            Rep. Richard Greenwood
            Rep. Curtis Oda
            Rep. Marie H. Poulson

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. James A. Dunnigan

STAFF PRESENT:        Joseph Wade, Policy Analyst
            Doris Donat, Committee Secretary

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

Rep. Webb called the meeting to order at 8:09 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Fisher moved to approve the minutes of February 25, 2009. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Fisher, and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.

H.B. 201    Municipal Disincorporation Amendments (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer introduced and explained the bill to the Committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Draxler moved to amend H.B. 201 as follows:

1.    Page 1, Line 16 :    

             16          .    provides an exception to that provision if the municipality was incorporated
  on or after January 1, 2009       without


2.    Page 2, Line 43 :    

             43          (a) the municipality was incorporated
  on or after January 1, 2009       without an election to approve the incorporation;


The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Dunnigan, and Rep. Gibson absent for the vote.


Spoke to the bill: Darla L. VanZeben, Citizen of Eden, Utah
     Roger Tew, Utah League of Cities and Towns
     Mike Kohler, Wasatch County Commissioner

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to recommend H.B. 201 favorably as amended. The motion passed, with Rep. Black and Rep. Greenwood voting in opposition and Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Gibson, and Rep. Poulson absent for the vote.

H.B. 449    Veterans Nursing Home Amendments (Rep. G. Hughes)

Rep. Hughes introduced and explained the bill to the Committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to recommend H.B. 449 favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Gibson, and Rep. Poulson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to place H.B. 449 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Gibson, and Rep. Poulson absent for the vote.

H.B. 274    Local Government Fees and Charges to State Agencies (Rep. C. B. Wallis)

Rep. Wallis introduced and explained the bill to the Committee, with the help of Jodi Hoffman, Utah League of Cities and Towns; Alan Bachman, Assistant Attorney General; LeGrand Bitter, Executive Director, Utah Association of Special Districts.

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 274 and amend as follows:

1.    Page 18, Line 549 :    

             549          (a) a land use application fee that exceeds the
  reasonable       cost of processing the application; or


2.    Page 31, Line 926 :    

             926      development activity
{   ;   }        .      


3.    Page 35, Line 1062 :    

             1062      in mediation of any
{   appealable   }        applicable       fee.



4.    Page 52, Line 1576 :    

             1576          (a) a land use application fee that exceeds the
  reasonable       cost of processing the application; or


The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Gibson, and Rep. Poulson absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill: Greg Buxton, Director, Division Facilities Construction and Management;
     Adam Trupp, Utah Association of Counties

MOTION:    Rep. Draxler moved to recommend 1st Substitute H.B. 274 favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dunnigan and Rep. Poulson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Hunsaker moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dunnigan and Rep. Poulson absent for the vote.

Rep. Webb adjourned the meeting at 9:10 a.m.





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                    Rep. Fred R Hunsaker, Chair