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                    MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
Room W025, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex

February 3, 2009

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Steven Mascaro, Chair
                    Rep. Christopher Herrod, Vice Chair         
Rep. David Litvack
                     Rep. Kay McIff
                    Rep. F. Jay Seegmiller                
                     Rep. Kenneth Sumsion                
                    Rep. Christine Watkins

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Rep. Rebecca Lockhart    
STAFF PRESENT:            Arthur L. Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
                    Karen Mitchell, Committee Secretary

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

Re p. Herrod called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Mascaro moved to approve the minutes of the January 29, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.

S.C.R. 1    Concurrent Resolution Requesting a Federal Waiver to Establish an Employer- sponsored Work Program (Sen. S. Jenkins) (Rep. B. Dee)

Sen. Jenkins explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:        Wesley Smith, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

Spoke against the bill:        Ronald Mortensen, Utah Coalition on Illegal Immigration
                Gaylan Stewart, UFIRE
                Maryann Christensen, Utah Eagle Forum

Committee discussion followed.

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Herrod, Rep. Seegmiller and Rep. Sumsion voting in opposition.

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

Rep. Herrod adjourned the meeting at 4:45 p.m.

                    Steven R. Mascaro, Chair