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         THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009


Members Present:    Sen. John Valentine, Chair
        Sen. Gene Davis
        Sen. Dan Liljenquist
        Sen. Karen Mayne
        Sen. Wayne Niederhauser
        Sen. Steve Urquhart
        Sen. Kevin Van Tassell
Staff Present:    Phil Dean, Policy Analyst
        Jean Butler, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:     John Morris, Community Association Institute (CAI)
        Mike Ostermiller, Utah Association of Realtors (UAR)
        Renee McDonough, Director, Utah Plumbing and Heating Contractors
        Association (UPHCA) and the Independent Electrical Association         (IEC)
        Larry Frazer, Plumbers Group #140
        Dirk Burton, Able Electric Co.
        Gary Glass, Director, American Home Brewers Assoc. (AHBA)
        Mark Alston, Owner, Beer Nut, Inc.
        Nicole Salazar, U of U Law Student

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

Chair Valentine called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.

1.     HB0243 Rental Restrictions on Condominiums and Common Interest Communities
(G. Froerer)

    Rep. Froerer introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved that HB 243 be replaced with 1st Sub. HB 243.

    The motion passed with a vote of 4 - 0 vote. Sens. Niederhauser, Davis, and Urquhart were
    absent for the vote.

    Rep. Froerer explained the substitute bill.

    John Morris, CAI, spoke for the bill.

    Mike Ostermiller, UAR, spoke for the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved that 1st Sub HB 234 be passed out favorably.

    The motion passed 7 - 0.

2.      SB0163 Construction Trade Exemption (S. Urquhart)

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to amend SB 163 as follows:
0.    Page 1, Lines 14 through 19 :    

             14          .    provides that electrical and plumbing work done
  within a six month period       on a building project with a value

             15      of less than $3,000 must be done by a licensed electrical or plumbing contractor if
             16      the project involves an electrical or plumbing system; and
             17          .    provides that the electrical or plumbing work may be done by a licensed
             18      journeyman electrician or plumber if the project involves a
{   single item   }        component of an electrical or plumbing system       such as a

             19      faucet, toilet, fixture,
{   plug,   }        device, outlet,       or electrical switch.

0.    Page 3, Lines 80 through 88 :    

             80          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (1)(h)(i) and except as otherwise provided in this
             81      section:
             82          (A) work in the plumbing and electrical trades on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project
  within any six month period of time:


             83      be performed by [a licensed journeyman electrician or journeyman plumber except as
             84      otherwise provided in this section;]:
{   (I)   } a licensed electrical or plumbing contractor, if the project involves an electrical or

             86      plumbing system; and
             87          (II)
  may be performed by       a licensed journeyman electrician or plumber, if the project involves a      {   single item   }        component of the system      

             88      such as a faucet, toilet, fixture,
{   plug   }        device, outlet       , or electrical switch;

    The motion passed 7 - 0.

    Renee McDonough, Director, UPHCA and IEC, spoke for the bill.

    Larry Frazer, Plumbers Group #140, spoke for the bill.

    Dirk Burton, Able Electric, spoke for the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Niederhauser moved to pass out the amended bill with a favorable     recommendation.

    The motion passed 7 - 0.

3.     HB0051 Exemption for Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing License (C. Johnson)

    Rep. Johnson presented the bill.

    Gary Glass, American Home Brewers Assoc., spoke for the bill.

    Mark Alston, The Beer Nut Inc., spoke for the bill.

    Nicole Salazar, Law Student, spoke for the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to pass the bill out favorably to the Senate floor.

    The motion passed 5 - 0 with Sens. Van Tassell and Mayne absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Niederhauser moved the meeting be adjourned.

    The motion passed unanimously with a 5 - 0 vote. Sens. Van Tassell and Mayne were absent     for the vote.

    Chair Valentine adjourned the meeting at 9:30 a.m.

    Minutes were prepared by Jean Butler, Committee Secretary

             Senator John Valentine, Committee Chair