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February 23, 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. Greg Hughes
Rep. Eric Hutchings
Rep. Christine Johnson
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold
Rep. Stephen Sandstrom
Rep. Jennifer Seelig
Rep. Evan Vickers
STAFF PRESENT: Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
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 8:14 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Allen moved to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Moss, Rep. Seelig and Rep. Froerer absent for the vote.
H.B. 380 Tourism, Recreation, Cultural, Convention, and Airport Facilities Tax Amendments (Rep. C. Frank)
Rep. Frank, assisted by Melva Sine, Utah Restaurant Association, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. The following individuals spoke in favor of the bill:
Jason Kassing Kassing Andrews Advertising
Neil Wilkinson Utah Restaurant Association
Greg Gruber Utah Restaurant Association
Mont Evans Utah Restaurant Association
Kelly Christensen Utah Restaurant Association
The following individuals spoke against the bill:
Darrin Casper Salt Lake County Government
Jim Olsen Utah Food Industry Association
Wayne Jones Salt Lake Valley Lodging Association
Barbara Riddle Davis Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bill Malone Park City Chamber of Commerce
Louenda Downs Davis County Commission
MOTION: Rep. Harper moved to substitute H.B. 380 with 1st Substitute H.B. 380 and briefly explained the substitute bill.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. Hutchings moved to transmit H.B. 380 with a favorable recommendation. The motion failed with Rep. Hughes, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Kiser voting in favor and Rep. Allen and Rep. Moss absent for the vote.
The original motion to substitute H.B. 380 with 1st Sub. H.B. 380 failed with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Fisher, Rep. Harper, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Newbold, and Rep. Froerer voting in favor and Rep. Allen, Rep. Moss, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to proceed to item 5 on the agenda. The motion passed with Rep. Newbold voting in opposition and Rep. Allen, Rep. Moss, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.
H.B. 418 Delinquent Property Tax Amendments (Rep. G. Froerer)
Rep. Froerer introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Royce Van Tassell, Utah Taxpayers Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to transmit H.B. 418 with a favorable recommendation.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. Harper moved to amend H.B. 418 as follows and transmit it with a favorable recommendation:
1. Page 1, Lines 13 through 15 :
13 . increases the penalty imposed on delinquent property taxes from 2% to
14 . provides that the penalty is only 2.5% if the delinquent property taxes and the
15 penalty are paid within
days of the delinquency;
2. Page 2, Lines 43 through 45 :
43 (2) (a) [
44 taxes on each separately assessed parcel are subject to a penalty of [
of the amount of
45 the delinquent taxes or $10, whichever is greater.
3. Page 2, Line 58 through Page 3, Line 60 :
58 (e) The penalty described in Subsection (2)(a) shall be 2.5% of the amount of the
59 delinquent taxes or $10, whichever is greater, if all delinquent taxes and the penalty are paid on
60 or before the January
immediately following the delinquency date.
The motion to amend and transmit with a favorable recommendation passed with Rep. Hughes, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Kiser voting in opposition and Rep. Allen, Rep. Moss, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.
The following bills were not considered in this meeting:
1st Sub. S.B. 23 Income Taxation of Pass-through Entities and Pass-through Entity Taxpayers (Sen. W. Niederhauser) (Rep. J. Dougall)
S.B. 141 Aviation Fuel Tax Amendments (Sen. W. Niederhauser) (Rep. J. Dougall)
H.B. 199 Statewide Equalization of School Funding (Rep. W. Harper)
H.B. 193 Property Tax - Greenbelt Rollback (Rep. R. Menlove)
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Allen, Rep. Moss, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.
Rep. Kiser adjourned the meeting at 10:00.
Rep. Todd E. Kiser, Chair