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MINUTES OF THE SENATE
TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY
STANDING COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009, 3:10 A.M.
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX


Members Present:     Sen. Steve Urquhart, Chair
            Sen. David Hinkins
            Sen. Sheldon Killpack
            Sen. Kevin VanTassell
            Sen. Brent Goodfellow
            Sen. Karen Mayne

Members Excused:    Sen. Peter Knudson
            
Staff Present:        Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
            Cami Deavila, Secretary
            
Public Speakers Present:     Rolayne Fairclough, AAA Utah
            Craig Bickmore, New Car Dealer Association
            Frank Pignanelli, Attorney, Auto Alliance
            Landon Wilson, Attorney, General Motors
            Steve Sullivan, Utah Association for Justice
            
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Sen. Van Tassell assumed the chair.

Sen. Van Tassell called the meeting to order at 3:25 p.m.

1.    SB0179, Safety Belt Enforcement Amendments (C. Bramble)

    Sen. Bramble introduced the bill.

    Ms. Fairclough spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to pass S.B. 179, Safety Belt Enforcement Amendments, out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

2.    SB0052, New Motor Vehicle Franchise Amendments (S. Killpack)

    Sen. Killpack introduced the bill.


    Mr. Bickmore spoke for the bill. Mr. Pignanelli spoke to the bill. Mr. Wilson spoke against the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to pass S.B. 52, New Motor Vehicle Franchise Amendments, out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

3.    SB0172, Underinsured Motorist Coverage Amendments (S. Urquhart)

    Sen. Urquhart introduced the bill.

    Mr. Sullivan spoke for the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to pass S.B. 172, Underinsured Motorist Coverage Amendments, out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Hinkins and Killpack absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Hinkins and Killpack absent for the vote.

    Sen. Van Tassell adjourned the meeting at 3:55 p.m.

    Minutes reported by Cami Deavila, Secretary

    






Sen. Steve Urquhart, Committee Chair