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MINUTES OF THE SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS &

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS STANDING COMMITTEE

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009, 4:00 P.M.

                 ROOM 415 STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:        Sen. Peter C. Knudson, Chair
                Sen. Jon Greiner
                Sen. Scott K. Jenkins
                Sen. Dan Liljenquist
                                
Members Absent:        Sen. McCoy
                Sen. Robles

Members Excused:        Sen. Bell
                
Staff Present:             Rich North, Policy Analyst
                 Jean Butler, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Todd Bingham, V. P., Farm Bureau
                Adam Trupp, U tah Association of Counties
                Mike Mower, Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
                Derek Monson, Policy Analyst, Sutherland Institute
                Mike Hanson, Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
                John Schaff, Director, Director of Legislative Audit
                Legrand Bitter, Executive Director, Utah Association of Special
                 Districts
                Scott Hogensen, Chief Deputy Clerk/Auditor, Utah County
                David Spatafore
                Jodi Hoffman, Utah League of Cities and Towns
                Steven Peterson, Deputy and Executive Director, Utah School                  Board Association
                Royce VanTassell, Vice President, Utah Taxpayers Association     


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

Committee Chair Knudson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
    
    Approval of Minutes

    
Chair Knudson asked for a motion on the Minutes dated March 2, 2009.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved the above minutes be approved with the     

    correction of the spelling of his name.

1.     HB0413S01 County Authority Amendments (R. Menlove)

    Rep. Menlove presented the bill.

    The following individuals from the audience spoke in favor of the bill:

    Adam Trupp, Association of Counties
    Tod Bingham, Utah Farm Bureau

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved HB0413S01 be passed out with a favorable
    recommendation.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for the
    vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved this bill be placed on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for the
    vote.

2.     HJR018 Joint Resolution for Legislative Appropriation Subcommittee Name     Change (N. Hendrickson)

    Rep. Hendrickson presented the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved the bill be passed out with a favorable recommenda-
    tion.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for the
    vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved the bill be placed on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for the
    vote.

3.     HB0310 Authority of Lieutenant Governor to Perform Marriage (C. Wimmer)

    Rep. Wimmer presented the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Liljenquist moved the bill be passed out with a favorable
    recommendation.


    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for
    the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved HB0310 be placed on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent
    for the vote.

4.     HB0156S01 Subdivision Approval Amendments (R.C. Webb)

    Rep. Webb presented the bill.

    Todd Bingham, Utah Farm Bureau, spoke for the bill.

    Adam Trupp, Utah Association of Counties, spoke against the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved the bill be passed out with a favorable recommend-
    ation.

    The motion passed 4 - 0 - 3 with Sens. Bell, McCoy, and Robles absent for the vote.

5.     HB0323 Amendments Regarding Notice on Utah Public Notice Website
    
(B. Winn)

    Rep. Winn presented the bill.

    Mike Mower, Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB), spoke for the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved HB0323 be passed out with a favorable recommend-
    ation.

    The motion passed 4 - 0 - 3 with Sens. Bell, McCoy, and Robles absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved the bill be placed on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed 4 - 0 - 3 with Sens. Bell, McCoy, and Robles absent for the vote.

6.     SJR018 Joint Resolution on Fiscal Note Process (W. Niederhauser)

    Sen. Niederhauser presented the bill.
    
    The following individuals from the audience spoke in favor of the bill:

    Derek Monson, Policy Analyst for Sutherland Institute
    Mike Hanson, G.O.P.B.


    John Schaff, Legislative Auditor General, spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Liljenquist moved SJR018 be passed out with a favorable recommend-
    ation.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for the
    vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Liljenquist moved the bill be placed on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for
    the vote.

7.     HB0390 Absentee Ballot Amendments (J. Mathis)

    Rep. Mathis presented the bill.

    The following individuals from the audience spoke in support of the bill:

    LeGrand Bitter, Utah Association of Special Districts
    Scott Hogensen, Chief Deputy Clerk/Auditor of Utah County

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved HB0390 be passed out with a favorable recommenda-
    tion.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent
    for the vote.

8.     HB0245 Utah State 911 Committee Amendments (C. Oda)

    Rep. Oda gave presented the bill.

    David Spatafore further explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Liljenquist moved HB0245 be passed out with a favorable recommend-
    ation.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for the
    vote.
    
     MOTION: Sen. Liljenquist moved the bill be placed on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed 3 - 4 - 0 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for the
    vote.


9.     HB0259S01 Changes to Impact Fees (S. Sandstrom)

     MOTION: Senator Greiner moved to adopt Amendment 1.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4.

    Rep. Sandstrom presented the bill.

    The following individuals from the audience spoke in favor of the bill:

    Jodi Hoffman, Utah Cities and Leagues
    Steve Peterson, Utah School Board Association
    Royce VanTessell, Tax Payers Association

     MOTION: Sen. Liljenquist moved HB0259S01, as amended, be passed out with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for
    the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed 3 - 0 - 4 with Sens. Bell, Jenkins, McCoy, and Robles absent for
    the vote.

    Chair Knudson adjourned the meeting at 6:03 p.m.


    The minutes were prepared by Jean Butler, Committee Secretary.



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                Sen. P. Knudson, Committee Chair