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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 5, 2009

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair
                    Rep. Julie Fisher, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Steven D. Clark
                    Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
                    Rep. Janice M. Fisher
                    Rep. Wayne A. Harper                
                    Rep. Lynn N. Hemingway
                    Rep. Kory M. Holdaway                
                    Rep. Steven R. Mascaro
                    Rep. F. Jay Seegmiller
                    Rep. C. Brent Wallis

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Rep. Bradley G. Last

MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Ronda R. Menlove
                    Rep. Michael T. Morley                
                        
STAFF PRESENT:            Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
                    Karen Mitchell, Committee Secretary

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

Vice Chair Fisher called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Holdaway moved to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Janice Fisher, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.

H.B. 112    Vehicle Towing Amendments (Rep. T. Kiser)

Rep. Kiser introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Chris Purcell, State Farm Insurance
            Clay Atkinson, State Farm Insurance
            Wayne Jones, Independent Auto Dealers Association

Spoke against the bill:    Steve Russell, Salt Lake Valley Towing
                Barbara Turnbow, Utah Professional Towing Association    



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MOTION:     Rep. Mascaro moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion         passed, with Rep. Holdaway absent for the vote.

H.B. 261    Aviation Amendments (Rep. W. Harper)

Rep. Harper introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Harper moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 13 through 16 :    

             13          .    reduces the aviation fuel tax rate that a federally certificated air carrier pays on
             14      aviation fuel purchased at an international airport located within a county of the first
             15      class that has a United States customs office on its premises from $.04 to
{   $.026   }        $.025       on

             16      each gallon of aviation fuel;

2.    Page 1, Lines 24 through 25 :    

             24          .    provides that
  until July 1, 2014       the Department of Transportation may        not       use funds in the Aeronautics

             25      Restricted Account to purchase and operate aircraft for statewide aviation purposes;

3.    Page 2, Lines 55 through 57 :    

             55          (b)
{   2.6   }        2.5       cents per gallon on aviation fuel purchased at an international airport:

             56          (i) located within a county of the first class; and
             57          (ii) that has a United States customs office on its premises.

4.    Page 4, Lines 93 through 100 :    

             93          (b) Tax, [less a refund or credit]
             94          [claimed under Section 59-13-404 ,]
             95          on Each Gallon of Aviation
             96          Fuel Purchased for Use by a Certificated
             97          Air Carrier at [the Salt Lake International]
             98          [Airport] an International Airport Located Within
             99          a County of the First Class that has a United
             100          States Customs Office on its Premises     
{   [   } $.025          {   ]   }      {   $.026   }     $.015          {   [   } $.01      {   ]   }      {   $.011   }


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5.    Page 6, Line 165 :    

             165          (c)
{   the purchase and operation of aircraft by the department for statewide purposes   }        operation of the division of aeronautics       ;


6.    Page 6, Line 169 :    

             169      the duty of regulating and supervising aeronautics in this state.
    
  (5) Until July 1, 2014, monies in the account may not be used by the department for the purchase or operation of aircraft for statewide purposes.      


The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Holdaway absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:    Leonard Wojcik, Utah General Aviation
            Rob Jolley, Delta Air Lines
            Dave Haymond, Utah General Aviation

MOTION:    Rep. Mascaro moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed, with Rep. Holdaway absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Mascaro moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep.         Holdaway absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Fisher adjourned the meeting at 9:57 a.m.








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                             Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair