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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE
Room WO20, House Building, State Capitol Complex
February 10, 2009
Members Present: Rep. Brad Winn, Vice Chair
Rep. Roger Barrus
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Lorie Fowlke
Rep. Jim Gowans
Rep. Lynn Hemingway
Rep. Chris Herrod
Rep. Fred Hunsaker
Rep. Ryan Wilcox
Members Absent: Rep. Michael Noel, Chair
Rep. Mel Brown
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.
Vice Chair Winn called the meeting to order at 3:27 pm and called for a motion to approve the minutes of February 4, 2009.
MOTION: Representative Hemingway moved to approve the minutes of February 4, 2009. The motion passed unanimously with Representatives Brown, Gowans, Herrod, and Noel absent for the vote.
HB0287 Utah Education Network Amendments (Rep. K. Holdaway)
The sponsor indicated that there was an amendment that he would like to committee to adopt.
MOTION : Representative Hunsaker moved to amend:
1. Page 1, Lines 12 through 14 :
12 . modifies UEN's duties and authority related to the provision of telecommunication
13 services in support of
education and government agencies, including
14 government; and
2. Page 3, Lines 74 through 83 :
74 of the educational telecommunications infrastructure;
75 (d) assure that public service entities such as educators, public service providers, and
76 public broadcasters are provided access to the telecommunications infrastructures that are
77 developed in the state
78 (e) provide statewide network infrastructure, connections to the Internet, and
79 interactive video conferencing services in support of public and higher education, state and
80 local government, and public libraries; and
81 (f) provide web services, distance learning, and professional development for public
82 and higher education. }
(3) If the network operated by the Department of Technology Services is not available, UEN may provide network connections to the central administration of counties and municipalities for the sole purpose of transferring data to a secure facility for backup and disaster recovery.
This section neither regulates nor restricts a privately owned
company in the
The motion passed unanimously with Representatives Brown, Gowans, Herrod, and Noel, absent for the vote.
The sponsor introduced the bill and explained its intent. He was assisted in his presentation from Dr. Michael Petersen, Executive Director, Utah Education Network. (See handout on file.)
MOTION: Representative Fowlke moved to pass the bill out as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Representatives Brown and Noel absent for the vote.
MOTION: At the request of the sponsor Representative Fowlke moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Brown and Noel absent for the vote.
Vice Chair Winn indicated that HR0003, Resolution on Energy Policy, Rep. M. Noel would be held until the meeting of Friday, February 13, 2009. Vice Chair Winn then asked the committee hold any motion to adjourn until he presented and read to the committee a memo from Congressman Chaffetz regarding Oil and Gas Leases. (See handout on file.)
MOTION: Representative Hunsaker moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Representatives Brown and Noel absent for the vote. The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 pm.
Michael Noel, Chair