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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 20, 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. Ronda R. Menlove
                    Rep. Michael T. Morley
                    Rep. F. Jay Seegmiller
                    Rep. C. Brent Wallis

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Rep. Steven R. Mascaro        
                    Rep. Bradley G. Last
                    
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 .

Chair Daw called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Wallis moved to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark, Rep. Janice Fisher, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Holdaway absent for the vote.

H.B. 284    Smoking Ban in Motor Vehicle (Rep. F.J. Seegmiller)

Rep. Seegmiller explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Dr. Jennifer Brinton , Intermountain Pediatric Society.

Spoke for the bill:    Chris Burbank, Police Chief, Salt Lake City Police Department
            Liz Zentner, Utah PTA Health Commissioner
            Michael Syler, American Cancer Society

Spoke against the bill:    Terry Twyford, Citizen
                Gayle Ruzicka, Eagle Forum




MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Menlove, and Rep. Seegmiller voting in favor. Rep. Clark, Rep. Janice Fisher, and Rep. Julie Fisher were absent for the vote.

S.B. 50    Restricting the Movement of a Motor Vehicle (Sen. B. Goodfellow) (Rep. B. Daw)

Sen. Goodfellow introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Wallis moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Janice Fisher, and Rep. Julie Fisher absent for the vote.

S.B. 57    Local Option Transportation Corridor Preservation Fund Amendments (Sen. R. Okerlund) (Rep. B. Dee)

Sen. Okerlund introduced the bill to the committee.

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

1.    Page 1, Line 20
    Senate Committee Amendments
    2-10-2009 :
    

             20      allocation of funds on an average monthly balance basis;
{   and   }

    
  .     provides that the initial allocation of fund interest shall include all interest earned on fund monies since the creation of the fund; and      


2.    Page 3, Line 67
    Senate Committee Amendments
    2-10-2009 :
    

             67          (e)
  (i)       The department shall S. annually .S allocate the interest earned on fund monies to


3.    Page 3, Line 69
    Senate Committee Amendments
    2-10-2009 :
    

             69      Subsection (4)(d) on an average monthly balance basis.
    
  (ii) The initial annual allocation of fund interest shall include all interest earned on fund monies since the creation of the fund.      



The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark, Rep. Janice Fisher, and Rep. Julie Fisher absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:    Brent Gardner, Utah Association of Counties

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Janice Fisher, and Rep. Julie Fisher absent for the vote.

H.B. 387    Motorcycle Helmet Amendments (Rep. R. Menlove)

Rep. Menlove introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Doug Crossen, EMT
            Bonni Crossen, EMT
            Kris Fawson, Coalition for People with Disabilities
            Chris Bojanower, ABATE of Utah
            Chris Purcell, State Farm Insurance

MOTION:    Rep. Harper moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Julie Fisher absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Holdaway moved to place H.B. 387 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Julie Fisher absent for the vote.

H.B. 158    Motorcycle Helmet Law Amendments (Rep. N. Hansen)

Rep. Hansen explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Ray Kimber, Utah Motorcycle Association. (handout)

MOTION:    Rep. Holdaway moved to hold public comment to 2 minutes each.

The motion passed unanimously.

Spoke against the bill:    Eric Stine, ABATE of Utah
                Chris Bojanower, ABATE of Utah
                Brian Hepworth, ABATE of Utah
                 Paul Massicotte, Citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Harper moved to table the bill.


The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 337    Choose Life Special Group License Plate (Rep. C. Herrod)

Rep. Herrod introduced the bill to the committee.

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


1.    Page 7, Lines 198 through 200 :    

             198      and
             199          (b)
{   have as part of their   }        licensed adoption agencies whose       primary mission        is       the support, promotion, and education of

             200      adoption programs.


The motion failed with Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Janice Fisher, Rep. Seegmiller, and Rep. Wallis voting in favor of the amendment.

MOTION:    Rep. Clark moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with Rep. Clark, Rep. Holdaway, Rep. Menlove, Rep. Morley, Rep. Wallis, and Rep. Daw voting in favor.

MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Daw adjourned the meeting at 4:33 p.m.









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                             Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair