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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE RETIREMENT AND INDEPENDENT ENTITIES STANDING COMMITTEE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009, 1:00 P.M.

ROOM 30, HOUSE BUILDING



Members Present:    Sen. Dan Liljenquist, Co-Chair
    Sen. Curtis Bramble     Sen. John Greiner     Sen. Gene Davis
    Sen. Brent Goodfellow

Member Excused:    Sen. D. Chris Butters
    
    
Staff Present:    Benjamin N. Christensen, Policy Analyst
    Nicholle Heidrich, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Kelly Atkinson, FOP
    Frank Budd, Utah Chiefs Executive Director

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

Committee Sen. Liljenquist called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.

1. S.B. 127 -- Retirement Amendments

Sen. Liljenquist introduced and explained the bill.

    MOTION: Sen.Greiner moved to pass S.B. 127 out of committee with favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to place S.B.127 on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

2.     S.B.139 Employer Election Retirement Amendments

    
Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.

    Kelly Atkinson spoke in favor of the bill.


    MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to pass S.B.139 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to put S.B. 139 on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.     S.B. 145 Public Safety Retirees Death Benefit Revisions

    Sen. Greiner introduces and explains the bill.

    Frank Budd spoke in favor of the bill.

    Kelly Atkinson spoke in favor of the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to pass S.B.145 out of committee with favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved to put S.B. 145 on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Liljenquist adjourned the meeting at 1:45 p.m.


    Minutes reported by Nicholle Heidrich, Secretary.




Sen. Dan Liljenquist, Committee Chair