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MINUTES OF THE
SENATE REVENUE AND TAXATION STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
, 2:00 P.M.
ROOM 250, STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:    Sen. Wayne L. Niederhauser, Chair     Sen. Curtis S. Bramble
    Sen. Howard A. Stephenson
    Sen. Dennis Stowell
    Sen. John Valentine
    Sen. Ross Romero

Members Absent:    Sen. Brent Goodfellow
    
Staff Present:    Bryant Howe, Asst. Dir., Office of Leg. Research & Gen. Counsel
    Lorna Wells, Committee Secretary
    
Public Speakers Present:    Bruce Johnson, Commissioner, Utah State Tax Commission
    Richard VanKomen, CPA, Profit Recovery
        LeGrand Bitter, Executive Director, Utah Association of Special Districts
        Lincoln Shurtz, Legislative Director, Utah League of Cities and Towns    
    Ed Blake, Board President, Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity
`    Stephen Tagliaferri, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity
    
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the Committee minutes.

Chair Niederhauser called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m.
    
MOTION: Sen Valentine moved to approve the minutes of 1/30/2009

The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Romero absent for the vote.

Committee Chair Niederhauser relinquished the chair to Sen. Valentine.

1.     SB0141 Aviation Fuel Tax Amendments

    Sen. Niederhauser introduced and explained the bill.

    Commissioner Johnson spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to adopt S.B. 141 with a favorable recommendation.


    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Romero absent for the vote.

2.     SB0035 Sales and Use Tax Definitions Relating to Property

    Sen. Niederhauser introduced and explained the bill.

    The following individuals spoke in favor of the bill: Commissioner Johnson and Richard VanKomen.

     MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to adopt S.B. 35 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved, at the request of the sponsor, that S.B. 35 be placed on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Valentine relinquished the chair to Chairperson Niederhauser

3.     SB0135 Local District Taxing Authority

    Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.

    Mr. Bitter and Mr. Shurtz spoke to the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Valentine moved to adopt S.B. 135 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

4.     SB0130 Income Tax Credit - Contributions for Which Federal Matching Monies Are Offered

    Senator Scott McCoy introduced and explained the bill.

    Commissioner Johnson spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Valentine moved to refer S.B. 130 to interim study.

    The motion passed unanimously.

5.     SB0132 Individual Income Tax Contribution for Methamphetamine Housing Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Fund

    Senator Karen Mayne introduced and explained the bill.



    Mr. Blake and Mr. Tagliaferri spoke in favor of the bill.


     MOTION: Sen. Valentine moved to adopt S.B. 132 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion failed on a tie vote with Sen Romero, Sen. Valentine, Sen. Stowell voing in favor and Sen. Bramble, Sen. Niederhauser, and Sen. Stephenson voting in opposition

     MOTION: Sen. Romero moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

    Chairperson Niederhauser adjourned the meeting at 3:15 p.m.




        

            Sen. Wayne L. Niederhauser, Committee Chair