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MINUTES OF THE
SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
TUESDAY, February 3, 2009
, 8:00 AM
ROOM 250, STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:    Sen. Chris Buttars, Chair
    Sen. Jon J. Greiner
    Sen. Mark B. Madsen
    Sen. Scott D. McCoy
    Sen. Ross I. Romero

Members Excused:    Sen. Michael Waddoups
    Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard    

Staff Present:    Jerry Howe, Policy Analyst
    Allison Volk, Committee Secretary
    
Public Speakers Present:    Dan Motolano, Director, Juvenile Services
    Rick Smith, Director, Guardian Life
    Scott Reid, Criminal Justice Chief, Attorney General's Office
    
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Buttars called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.
    
1.     S.B.51 Restitution Fund Account, Sen. Liljenquist
    
    Sen. Liljenquist presented S.B.51.

    Sen. Buttars spoke to the bill.

    Scott Reid, Criminal Justice Chief, Attorney General's Office, spoke in favor of the bill.

    Sen. Liljenquist summarized the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved to send the S.B.51 out favorably.

    The motion passed with Sen. McCoy absent at the time of voting.

2.     H.B.12 County Sheriff Qualification Amendments, Rep. Greenwood

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved to adopt amendment 2, dated February 2, 2009, on H.B.12.



1.    Page 3, Line 78a
    House Floor Amendments
    1-27-2009 :
    

             78a      H. (3) If a sheriff resigns
  , retires, dies, or otherwise does not complete            {   before the expiration of   } the term of office, the person appointed to

    

    The motion passed with Sen. McCoy absent at the time of voting.

    Rep. Greenwood presented the bill.

    Sens. Greiner and Buttars spoke to the bill.

    Rep. Greenwood gave a summary of the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Romero moved to send H.B.12., as amended, out with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.    H.B.22 Harboring A Runaway, Rep. Fowlke

     MOTION: Sen. Madesen moved to adopt the amendment 1, dated February 2, 2009, of H.B.22.

1.    Page 1, Lines 16 through 18 :    

             16          .    provides that a person who harbors a minor who is a runaway must provide notice
             17      to the parent or legal guardian of the minor,
  a youth services center,       the Division of Child and Family

             18      Services, or, under certain circumstances, a peace officer or a detention center,

2.    Page 3, Lines 77 through 80 :    

             77          (c) except as provided in Subsection (3), fails to promptly notify one of the following,
             78      by telephone or other reasonable means, of the location of the minor:
             79          (i) the parent or legal guardian of the minor;
{   or   }

             80          (ii) the division
{   .   }        ; or

    (iii)    a youth services center.  


3.    Page 4, Lines 93 through 101 :    

             93          [(3)] (5) Upon receipt of a report that a [minor] runaway is being harbored by a person
             94     
{   the division   }        :    (a)    a youth services center       shall:

             95          
{   (a)   }        (i)       notify the parent or legal guardian that a report has been made; and

             96          
{   (b)   }        (ii)       inform the parent or legal guardian of assistance available from the      {   division.   }        youth services center; or      

    
  (b)    the division shall:

    (i)    determine whether the runaway is abused, neglected, or dependent; and
    (ii)    if appropriate, make a referral for services for the runaway.  

             97          [(4)] (6) A parent or legal guardian of a runaway who is aware that [his minor] the
             98      runaway is being harbored may notify
{   the division or   } a law enforcement agency and request

             99      assistance in retrieving the [minor from the place of shelter] runaway. The
{   division or   } local

             100      law enforcement agency may assist the parent or legal guardian in retrieving the [minor]
             101      runaway.


    The motion passed unanimously.

    Rep. Fowlke presented the bill.

    Dan Motolano, Director, Juvenile Services and Rick Smith, Director, Ad Litem, spoke in favor of the bill.

    Sens. Madsen and McCoy spoke to the bill.

    Rep. Fowlke gave summarization of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. McCoy moved to send the H.B.22, as amended, out with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously

4.    H.B.25 Gun Dealer Penalty Amendments, Rep. Oda

    Rep. Oda presented the H.B.25.

     MOTION: Sen. Madsen moved to send the H.B.25 out with a favorable recommendation.



    The motion passed unanimously.    

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved to put the H.B.25 on the consent calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously

5.    H.B.47 Criminal Procedure - Investigation Amendments, Rep. Ray

    Sen. Greiner presented the H.B.47.

     MOTION: Sen. Madsen moved to send H.B.47 out with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved to put the H.B.47 on the consent calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Romero moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously

    The meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.

    Minutes were reported by Allison Volk, Secretary.


        

Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Committee Chair