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February 6, 2009
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Todd Kiser, Chair
Rep. Gage Froerer, Vice Chair
Rep. Sheryl Allen
Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
Rep. John Dougall
Rep. Susan Duckworth
Rep. Julie Fisher
Rep. Wayne Harper
Rep. Eric Hutchings
Rep. Christine Johnson
Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold
Rep. Stephen Sandstrom
Rep. Jennifer Seelig
Rep. Evan Vickers
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Greg Hughes
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
STAFF: Bryant Howe, Assistant Director
Rosemary Young, Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Rep. Kiser called the meeting to order at 8:34 a.m and relinquished the chair to Rep. Froerer.
MOTION: Rep. Allen moved to approve the minutes of the February 2, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher absent for the vote.
H.B. 149 Forest Reserve Fund Revisions (Rep. M. Noel)
Rep. Noel introduced the bill and explained it to the committee assisted by Mark Walsh, Western Counties Alliance, and Mark Ward, Utah Association of Counties. Brent Thorne, Sevier School District Superintendent; Bruce Adams, San Juan County Commissioner; and Steve Peterson, Utah School Boards Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Seelig moved to transmit H.B. 149 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher absent for the vote.
The following bills were not heard in this meeting:
H.B. 66 Property Tax Amendments (Rep. M. Newbold)
H.B. 246 Property Tax - Residential Exemption (Rep. G. Froerer)
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher absent for the vote.
Rep. Froerer adjourned the meeting at 9:09 a.m.
Rep. Todd E. Kiser, Chair