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PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE
Room WO20, House Building, State Capitol Complex
January 27, 2009
Members Present: Rep. Michael Noel, Chair
Rep. Brad Winn, Vice Chair
Rep. Roger Barrus
Rep. Mel Brown
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Lorie Fowlke
Rep. Jim Gowans
Rep. Lynn Hemingway
Rep. Chris Herrod
Rep. Fred Hunsaker
Rep. Ryan Wilcox
Members Absent: None
Staff Present: Richard North, Policy Analyst
Cherri White, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Representative Noel called the meeting to order 2:10 pm and asked that the committee members introduce themselves.
H.B. 75 Utah Communications Agency Network Amendments (Rep. F. Hunsaker)
Representative Hunsaker introduced the bill, and explained its intent.
Steve Proctor, Executive Director, Utah Communications Agency Network, spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Representative Fowlke moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 216 Telecommunication Pricing Flexibility Amendments (Rep. F. Hunsaker)
Representative Hunsaker introduced the bill and explained its intent.
Jerry Finn, President, Qwest - Utah, spoke in favor of the bill
Michelle Beck, Director, Committee of Consumer Services, spoke to the bill, noting some
concerns by some of the members of the board.
Betsy Wolfe, Salt Lake Community Action Program, spoke against the bill, she also indicated that AARP, while not in attendance, also was opposed to the bill.
MOTION: Representative Brown moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed 10-1 with Representative Chavez-Houck voting against the motion..
HB0245 Utah State 911 Committee Amendments (Rep. C. Oda)
The bill was held at the request of the sponsor.
MOTION: Representative Hemingway moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously, and the meeting adjourned at 3:25 pm.
Michael Noel, Chair