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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 26, 2010



MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Craig Frank, Chair
        Rep. Keith Grover, Vice Chair
        Rep. Douglas C. Aagard
        Rep. Jim Bird
        Rep. Ben Ferry
        Rep. Neil A. Hansen
        Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
        Rep. John Mathis
        Rep. Larry B. Wiley                    
        
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Ron Bigelow
        
STAFF PRESENT:    Benjamin N. Christensen, Policy Analyst
        Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary

Note:    A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.

Rep. Frank called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. Committee members and staff were welcomed and asked to introduce themselves.


H.B. 79    Valid Voter Identification Amendments (Rep. M. Poulson)

Rep. Poulson explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Jason Yocom, Chief Deputy Clerk, Salt Lake County
                Laura Polacheck, AARP Utah
                Marina Lowe, ACLU of Utah
                Ruby Hammel, AARP Utah

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Maryann Christensen, Utah Eagle Forum

Spoke to the bill:    Scott Hogensen, Chief Deputy Clerk Auditor, Utah County
            Mark Thomas, Lieutenant Governor's Office

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass H.B. 79 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Mathis, Rep. Grover, and Rep. Frank voting in opposition to the motion. Rep. Ferry was absent for the vote.





H.B. 221    Sunset Act and Repealers Reauthorization (Rep. K. Garn)


Rep. Garn explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to pass H.B. 221 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ferry absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to place H.B. 221 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ferry absent for the vote.


H.B. 208    Disposition of the Remains of a Deceased Military Service Member (Rep. J. Seelig)

This bill was not heard.


H.B. 56    Amended Campaign Financial Statements (Rep. S. Allen)

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Line 22 through Page 2, Line 28 :    

             22          .    provides that an amended financial statement
{   whether filed separately or with the

             23      next scheduled report  
}
must:
             24              .    include a brief statement summarizing the amendments;
             25              .    explain the reason for filing an amended financial statement; and
             26              .    clearly show the amendments being made with the amended financial statement;
             27     
{   and   }       

        . be filed with the next scheduled report, unless the chief election officer requires an earlier filing; and  

             28          .    makes technical changes.

2.    Page 2, Line 57 through Page 3, Line 64 :    

             57          (3) An amended financial statement filed under this section
{   whether filed in a separate

             58      amended report or filed with the next scheduled report  
}
shall:
             59          (a) include a brief statement summarizing the amendments to the original financial


             60      statement made by the amended financial statement;
             61          (b) explain in detail the reason for filing an amended financial statement;
{   and   }

             62          (c) clearly show the financial statement as originally submitted and the amendments
             63      made by the amended financial statement
{   .   }        and

    (d) be filed with the next scheduled report, unless the chief election officer requires the filing entity to file an amended financial statement before the next scheduled report under this chapter or Section 20A-12-306.  

             64          (4) This section does not affect a filing entity's responsibility to file a timely, completed

3.    Page 3, Line 89 through Page 4, Line 90 :    

             89          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in accordance with Section
             90      20A-11-104
{   in an amended report or in the next scheduled report   } .


4.    Page 5, Lines 131 through 132 :    

             131          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in accordance with Section
             132      20A-11-104
{   in an amended report or in the next scheduled report   } .


5.    Page 6, Lines 174 through 175 :    

             174          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in accordance with Section
             175      20A-11-104
{   in an amended report or in the next scheduled report   } .


6.    Page 8, Lines 233 through 234 :    

             233          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in accordance with Section
             234      20A-11-104
{   in an amended report or in the next scheduled report   } .


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

Rep. Allen explained the amended bill to the committee and provided a handout regarding campaign finance reports.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass H.B. 56 as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Grover voting in opposition to the motion.




MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Frank adjourned the meeting at 9:59 a.m.






                    __________________________
                    Rep. Craig A. Frank, Chair