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

February 26, 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. Neil Hansen
            
Rep. Brian King
            
Rep. Todd Kiser
            Rep. Michael Morley    
            Rep. Brent Wallis
            Rep. Curt Webb

Members Absent:    
Rep. Kevin Garn
             Rep. Francis Gibson

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. Painter called the meeting to order at 4:23 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to approve the minutes of the Feb. 24, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski and Rep. Clark absent for the vote.

1st Sub. H.B. 243    Foreclosure Processes on Residential Rental Properties (Rep. W. Harper)

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to replace 1st Sub. H.B. 243 with 2nd Sub. H.B. 243. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski and Rep. Clark absent for the vote.

Rep. Harper explained the bill to the committee. Howard Headlee, Utah Bankers Association, spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to transmit 2nd Sub. H.B. 243 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Webb voting in opposition and Rep. Biskupski and Rep. Clark absent for the vote.


H.B. 280    Real Property - Notice of Transfer Fees (Rep. R. Lockhart)

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to replace H.B. 280 with 1st Substitute H.B. 280. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Lockhart introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Michael Miller, Community Association Institute Utah Legislative Action Committee, spoke to the bill. The following individuals spoke in favor of the bill:

    Ty McCutcheon        Kennecott Land
    Chris Gamvroulas        Ivory Homes
    James Seaman        Utah Land Titles Association
    Howard Headlee        Utah Bankers Association
    Mike Ostermiller        Utah Association of Realtors

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.B. 280 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Morley voting in opposition.

H.B. 272    Construction Trades Licensing Act Amendments (Rep. B. King)

MOTION:    Rep. King moved to replace H.B. 272 with 1st Substitute H.B. 272. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. King introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. The following spoke to the bill:

    Stevan Baxter        Attorney
    Rich Thorn        Association of General Contractors
    Terry Wright         Jacobson Construction
    Kenny Shulse        ABC Utah

Spoke for the bill:

    DeAnna Leahy    Sunroc Corp.
    Eric Goodrich        Attorney

Spoke against the bill:

    Taz Biesinger        Utah Homebuilders Association
    John Paulsen        Paulsen Construction

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to hold 1st Sub. H.B. 272 for interim study.


SUBSTITUTE MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.B. 272 with a favorable recommendation. The motion failed with Rep. Duckworth and Rep. King voting in favor and Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

The motion to hold 1st Sub. H.B. 272 for interim study passed unanimously with Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

1st Sub. H.B. 252    Workplace Accommodation of Breast Feeding (Rep. C. Johnson)

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to amend 1st Sub H.B. 252 as follows:


1.    Page 1, Lines 1 through 2 :    

             1     
WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATION OF
{   BREAST

             2     
FEEDING   }
  BREASTFEEDING      


2.    Page 1, Line 11 :    

             11      related to an employer accommodating an employee who chooses to
{   breast feed   }        breastfeed       .


3.    Page 2, Lines 32 through 35 :    

             32     
CHAPTER 47. WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
{   BREAST
FEEDING   }
  A BREASTFEEDING       ACT

             33     
Part 1. General Provisions

             34          34-47-101. Title.
             35          This chapter is known as the "Workplace Accommodations for
{   Breast Feeding   }        a Breastfeeding Parent       Act."


4.    Page 2, Lines 42 through 44 :    

             42          (2) "Employer" means a person employing
{   15   }        50       or more employees within the state for

             43      each working day in each of 20 calendar weeks or more in the current or preceding calendar
             44      year.

5.    Page 2, Lines 49 through 54 :    

             49          (5) "Undue hardship" means an accommodation that
  :


(a) has a significant detrimental impact on the ability of another employee to perform that employee's work duties; or

(b)  
requires significant difficulty or

             50      expense when considered in relation to factors such as:
             51          
{   (a)   }        (i)       size of the employer;

             52          
{   (b)   }        (ii)       the financial resources of the employer;

             53          
{   (c)   }        (iii)       the nature and structure of the employer's operations; and

             54          
{   (d)   }        (iv)       special circumstances of public safety.


6.    Page 3, Lines 58 through 59 :    

             58          (1) Subject to the other requirements of this chapter, if an employee is
{   breast feeding   }        breastfeeding      

             59      the employee's child, an employer shall:

7.    Page 3, Lines 62 through 67 :    

             62          (b) make reasonable efforts to provide a location in close proximity to the employee's
             63      work area
{   , other than a toilet stall,   } where the employee can express breast milk in privacy for

             64      benefit of the employee's child.
             65          (2)
  (a)       An employer may comply with Subsection (1)(a) by:

             66          
{   (a)   }        (i)       providing an employee reasonable unpaid break time; or

             67          
{   (b)   }        (ii)       permitting an employee to use paid break time, meal time, or both.

  (b) An employer is considered to have made reasonable efforts for purposes of Subsection (1)(b):

(i) without providing a separate location from the employee's normal work area, if the employee's normal work area provides sufficient privacy so that the employee may express breast milk without being observed while expressing breast milk; or
(ii) by providing a separate location from the employee's normal work area, if the separate location:
(A) is within:
(I) the same physical structure as is located the employee's normal work area; or
(II) a physical structure in which the employer conducts business that is adjacent to where the employee's normal work area is located;
(B) is in sufficient proximity to the employee's normal work area so that the employee can directly leave the employee's normal work area, express breast milk, and directly

return to the employee's normal work area during the period of time described in Subsection (1)(a);
(C) is sanitary, and not a toilet stall; and
(D) provides sufficient privacy so that the employee can express breast milk without being observed while expressing breast milk.  



8.    Page 3, Lines 72 through 74 :    

             72          (1) An employer shall post a notice that the employer is required to accommodate in
             73      accordance with this chapter an employee who chooses to
{   breast feed   }        breastfeed       the employee's child.

             74          (2) An employer shall post the notice required under this section conspicuously at or
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. King absent for the vote.

Rep. Johnson introduced the bill and explained it to the committee using a handout and a power point presentation. The following individuals spoke in favor of the bill:

    Alan Dayton        Intermountain Health Care
    
Kelly Garrett        La Leche League
    Sarah Crookston    University of Utah
    Monica Whalen    Employers Council of Utah
    Elizabeth Smith    Utah Breastfeeding Coalition

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.B. 252 as amended. The motion failed with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Clark, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. King voting in favor and Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

S.B. 148    Guaranteed Asset Protection Waivers (Sen. J. Stevenson) (Rep. R. Lockhart )

Rep. Kiser, assisted by Craig Bickmore, Utah Automobile Dealers Association, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to transmit S.B. 148 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

S.B. 173    Business Entity Amendments (Sen. L. Hillyard) (Rep. F. Hunsaker )

Sen. Hillyard, assisted by Kathy Berg, Department of Commerce, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee.



MOTION:    Rep. Clark moved to transmit S.B. 173 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to place S.B. 173 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Painter adjourned the meeting at 6:47 p.m.






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                         Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair