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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
March 2, 2009

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Julie Fisher, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Steven D. Clark
                    Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
                    Rep. Wayne A. Harper                
                    Rep. Lynn N. Hemingway
                    Rep. Kory M. Holdaway
                    Rep. Bradley G. Last
                    Rep. Steven R. Mascaro
                    Rep. Ronda R. Menlove
                    Rep. Michael T. Morley
                    Rep. F. Jay Seegmiller
                    Rep. C. Brent Wallis

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair
                    Rep. Janice M. Fisher
                    
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 8:06 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Seegmiller moved to approve the minutes of February 26, 2009. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.

H.B. 185    Transportation 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 15 through 16 :    

             15              .    
{   to Cottonwood Heights shall be provided   } to Murray City for improvements

             16      between Cottonwood Street and 4500 South; and

2.    Page 3, Lines 84 through 87 :    



             84          (viii) $1,000,000 to Murray City for highway improvements
{   for   }        between       Cottonwood Street        and 4500 South       ;

             85          (ix) $1,000,000 to
{   [   } Cottonwood Heights for Fort Union Boulevard between 1300 East

             86      and Highland Drive
{   ]   }      {   Murray City for improvements between Cottonwood Street and 4500

             87      South  
}
;

The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Menlove and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Holdaway moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 98    Motor Fuel Theft Penalties (Sen. J. Greiner) (Rep. M. Noel)

Sen. Greiner introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    John Hill, Utah Petroleum Marketers & Retailers Association

MOTION:    Rep. Wallis moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Seegmiller voting in opposition. Rep. Harper was absent for the vote.

S.B. 102    Share the Road Special Group License Plate (Sen. W. Niederhauser) (Rep. T. Kiser)

Sen. Niederhauser introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Ken Johnson, Utah Bicycle Coalition

MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Harper voting in opposition. Rep. Mascaro was absent for the vote.

1st Sub. S.B. 116    Criminal Penalty Amendments (Sen. D. Liljenquist) (Rep. C. Oda)

Sen Liljenquist introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Jacey Skinner, Utah Sentencing Commission


MOTION:    Rep. Holdaway moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 134    Transportation Funding Amendments (Sen. S. Urquhart) (Rep. J. Dougall)

Sen. Urquhart introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Sam Klemm, Wasatch Front Regional Council

MOTION:    Rep. Holdaway moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Seegmiller moved to have H.B. 284 Smoking Ban in Motor Vehicle placed on the next agenda. The motion passed with Rep. Clark, Rep. Julie Fisher, Rep. Harper, Rep. Last, and Rep. Morley voting in opposition.

H.B. 359    Information for Temporary License Plates (Rep. E. Hutchings)

This bill was not heard.

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

Vice Chair Fisher adjourned the meeting at 9:33 a.m.











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                             Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair