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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 24, 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. Francis Gibson
            
Rep. Neil Hansen
            
Rep. Brian King
            
Rep. Todd Kiser
            Rep. Michael Morley    
            Rep. Brent Wallis
            Rep. Curt Webb

Members Absent:    
Rep. Kevin Garn
             
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 4:20 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Painter moved to approve the minutes of the Feb. 22, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Gibson, Rep. Morley, and Rep. Wallis absent for the vote.

H.B. 145    Renewable Energy Financing Provisions (Rep. B. Last)

MOTION:    Rep. Painter moved to replace H.B. 145 with 1st Substitute H.B. 145. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Gibson absent for the vote.

Rep. Last, assisted by Jerry Oldroyd, attorney, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Carol Hunter, Rocky Mountain Power, spoke to the bill. The following spoke in favor of the bill:

    Orrin Farnsworth        Utah Solar Energy Association
    Richard Nelson        Utah Technology Council - handout
    Todd Stevens            Utah Technology Council
    Alan Westenskow        Zions Bank    
    Ron Barness            Bella Energy



MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.B. 145 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 223    Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and Restaurant Licenses (Rep. G. Froerer)

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to replace H.B. 223 with 1st Substitute H.B. 223. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Froerer, accompanied by John Freeman, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, distributed a handout, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. The following individuals spoke in favor of the bill:

    Russ Wall            Mayor of Taylorsville
    Steve Bogden            Coldwell Bankers - handout
    Kris Longson            General Growth Properties
    Tai Biesinger            Pentad Properties
    Chris Hatch            International Council of Shopping Centers

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.B. 223 with a favorable recommendation.

SUBSTITUTE MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to refer 1st Sub. H.B. 223 to interim study. The motion failed with Rep. Webb voting in favor and Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Painter absent for the vote.

The original motion passed with Rep. Webb voting in opposition and Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Painter absent for the vote.

H.B. 431    Identity Verification by Department of Commerce (Rep. M. Morley)

Rep. Morley, accompanied by Francine Giani, Department of Commerce, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Juan Manuel Ruiz, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to transmit H.B. 431 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Clark, Rep. Hansen, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Painter absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to place H.B. 431 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Clark, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Painter absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Rep. Wallis moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Clark, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Painter absent for the vote.

Rep. Dunnigan adjourned the meeting at 5:51 p.m.








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                         Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair