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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex

February 16, 2010

Members Present:    Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Chair
            Rep. Patrick Painter, Vice Chair                    
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski            
            Rep. Stephen Clark
            Rep. Susan Duckworth            
            Rep. Gage Froerer         
            Rep. Kevin Garn
            
Rep. Francis Gibson
            
Rep. Neil Hansen
            
Rep. Brian King
            
Rep. Todd Kiser
            Rep. Michael Morley    
            Rep. Brent Wallis
            Rep. Curt Webb
             
Staff Present:    Bryant Howe, Assistant Director            
            Rosemary Young, Committee Secretary

Note:        List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .

Rep. Dunnigan called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.

H.B. 308    State Fire Code Adoption (Rep. T. Kiser)

Rep. Kiser, assisted by Ron Morris, State Fire Marshall, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee.

Rep. Dunnigan relinquished the chair to Rep. Painter.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to amend H.B. 308 as follows:

1.    Page 13, Lines 373 through 375 :    

             373          An ordinance adopted by a legislative body of a political subdivision that is in effect on
             374     
{   July   }        June       30, 2010, and that imposes a requirement related to an automatic sprinkler system for a

             375      structure built in accordance with the requirements of the International Residential Code as


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark and Rep. Duckworth absent for the vote.

Taz Biesinger, Utah Home Builders Association, spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to transmit H.B. 308 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Garn, and Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to place H.B. 308 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Garn, and Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to approve the minutes of the Feb. 12, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Garn, and Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.


H.B. 243    Foreclosure Processes on Residential Rental Properties (Rep. W. Harper)

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to replace H.B. 243 with 1st Substitute H.B. 243. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark and Rep. Garn absent for the vote.

Rep. Harper introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Shawn Teigen, Community Action Partnership of Utah, and Francisca Blanc, Utah Housing Coalition, spoke in favor of the bill. Chris Kyler, Utah Association of Realtors, and Howard Headlee, Utah Bankers Association, spoke to the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to amend 1st Sub. H.B. 243 as follows:

1.    Page 8, Lines 212 through 214 :    

             212      foreclosed rental property following foreclosure.
             213          (f) "Residential rental agreement" means a written
  agreement       or        month to month       oral agreement:

             214          (i) established:

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Garn and Rep. Gibson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. King moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.B. 243 as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion failed with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hansen, Rep. King, Rep. Painter, and Rep. Dunnigan voting in favor and Rep. Clark and Rep. Garn absent for the vote.


H.B. 176    Continuing Education Requirements for Electricians and Plumbers (Rep. W. Harper)



MOTION:    Rep. Wallis moved to amend H.B. 176 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Line 31 :    

             31      apprentice electrician, journeyman electrician,
{   or   } master electrician        , residential journeyman electrician, or residential master electrician       .


2.    Page 2, Lines 33 through 34 :    

             33      apprentice plumber, journeyman plumber,
{   or   } master plumber        , residential journeyman plumber, or residential master plumber       .

             34          (2)
{   During   }        Beginning December 1, 2010, during       each two-year renewal cycle established by rule under Subsection


3.    Page 2, Line 34 :    

             34          (2)
{   During   }        Beginning December 1, 2010, during       each two-year renewal cycle established by rule under Subsection


4.    Page 2, Lines 36 through 37 :    

             36          (a) a licensed electrician shall complete
{   the number of   }        16       hours of continuing education

             37     
{   that the division specifies   } under the continuing education program established under this


5.    Page 2, Lines 39 through 40 :    

             39          (b) a licensed plumber shall complete
{   the number of   }        12       hours of continuing education      {   that

             40      the division specifies  
}
under the continuing education program established under this section.

6.    Page 3, Lines 65 through 67 :    

             65      plumber,
{   or   } master electrician or plumber,        residential journeyman electrician or plumber, or residential master electrician or plumber,       completion of the number of hours of continuing

             66      education
{   that the division specifies under a continuing education program that the division

             67      establishes  
}
  specified       under Section 58-55-302.7 .


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Clark, and Rep. Garn absent for the vote.

Rep. Harper introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Dirk Burton, Utah State Construction Commission, and Jeff Pedersen, Utah Plumbing and Heating Contractors Association, spoke in favor of the bill. Mark Steinagel, Director, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, spoke to the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to transmit H.B. 176 as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Hansen, Rep. Kiser, Rep. Morley, and Rep. Walllis voting in opposition and Rep. Clark and Rep. Garn absent for the vote.


H.B. 307    General County Powers Amendments (Rep. G. Hughes)

Rep. Hughes introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Steve White, Utah County Commission, and Mark Raymond, Uintah County Commission, spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to transmit H.B. 307 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Garn absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to place H.B. 307 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Garn absent for the vote.


S.B. 126    Subdivision Amendments (Sen. J. S. Adams) (Rep. M. Morley )

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to amend S.B. 126 as follows:

1.    Page 10, Line 283 :    

             283      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
{   or   }


2.    Page 10, Line 287 :    

             287          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance
{   .   }        ; or

    (v) a bona fide division or partition of land by deed or other instrument where the land use authority expressly approves in writing the division in anticipation of further land use approvals on the parcel or parcels.  


3.    Page 23, Line 694 :    



             694      utility service regeneration, transformation, retransmission, or amplification facility;
{   or   }


4.    Page 23, Line 698 :    

             698          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance
{   .   }        ; or

    (vi) a bona fide division or partition of land by deed or other instrument where the land use authority expressly approves in writing the division in anticipation of further land use approvals on the parcel or parcels.  


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Garn absent for the vote.

Sen. Adams introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Gary Crane, Utah League of Cities and Towns, and Chris Gamvroulas, Ivory Homes, spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to transmit S.B. 126 as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Garn absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to place S.B. 126 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Garn absent for the vote.


H.B. 306    Terrorism Amendments (Rep. E. Hutchings)

Rep. Hutchings introduced the bill and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to transmit H.B. 306 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Garn, Rep. Gibson, and Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.


H.B. 341
    Uniform Athlete Agents Act (Rep. P. Ray)

Rep. Ray introduced the bill and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to transmit H.B. 341 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Garn absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to place H.B. 341 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Garn absent for the vote.


H.B. 66    Prosthetic Limb Health Insurance Parity (Rep. D. Litvack)

Rep. Litvack, assisted by Tami Stanley, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Tom Bingham, Utah Manufacturers Association, and Steve Hunter, Utah Health Plans, spoke against the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Clark moved to transmit H.B. 66 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Kiser, Rep. Painter, and Rep. Dunnigan voting in opposition and Rep. Garn and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Wallis moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Garn and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Painter adjourned the meeting at 5:05 p.m.









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                         Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair