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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 16, 2010

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Craig Frank, Chair
Rep. Keith Grover, Vice Chair
Rep. Douglas C. Aagard
Rep. Ron Bigelow
Rep. Jim Bird
Rep. Neil A. Hansen
Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
Rep. John Mathis
Rep. Larry B. Wiley

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Ben Ferry

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 8:07 a.m.
MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow and Rep. Grover absent for the vote.
Rep. Frank relinquished the chair to Rep. Aagard.
H.J.R. 23    Joint Resolution Approving the Sale of Real Property At the Utah State Developmental Center (Rep. C. Frank)
Rep. Frank explained the resolution to the committee.
MOTION:    Rep. Frank moved to pass the resolution with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to place H.J.R. 23 on the Consent Calendar. The motion failed with Rep. Wiley voting in opposition to the motion.
Rep. Frank resumed the chair.
H.B. 287    Legislator Salary Amendments (Rep. D. Litvack)
Rep. Litvack explained the bill to the committee.


MOTION:    Rep. Bigelow moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Hansen voting in opposition to the motion.
H.B. 288    Daylight Saving Time (Rep. K. Sumsion)
Rep. Sumsion explained the bill to the committee and provided handouts to help explain the effects of the bill.
Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Nathan Flynn, student
Spoke in favor of the bill:    Dalane England, citizen
MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Lines 9 through 15:

1     This bill exempts the state from observance of daylight saving time requirements .
    Highlighted Provisions:    This bill:
2      ? defines terms;
3      ? exempts the state from federal law requiring observance of daylight saving time;
4     and
5      ? provides that the state will observe { Mountain Standard }     Daylight Savings Time throughout each year.
2. Page 2, Lines 38 through 39:
38     (b) The entire state, and all of its political subdivisions, shall observe { mountain
39     standard }     daylight savings time at all times during each year.
The motion to amend the bill failed unanimously.
MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion failed with Rep. Hansen, Rep. Grover, and Rep. Frank voting in favor of the motion.
H.J.R. 20    Green Schools Joint Resolution (Rep. M. Wheatley)
Rep. Wheatley explained the resolution to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill:    Susan Kuziak, Utah Education Association


Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Sherry Brophy, citizen
MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to amend the resolution as follows:
1. Page 2, Lines 30 through 31:

30      { WHEREAS, current climate and energy challenges compound the structural and
31     resource deficiencies in many school districts in the state;
}
The motion to amend the resolution passed with Rep. Hansen and Rep. Wiley voting in opposition to the motion.
MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to pass H.J.R. 20 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Aagard, Rep. Grover, and Rep. Frank voting in opposition to the motion. Rep. Bird was absent for the vote.
H.B. 304    Lieutenant Governor Amendments (Rep. E. Hutchings)
MOTION:    Rep. Aagard moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 304, Lieutenant Governor Amendments. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.
Rep. Hutchings explained the substitute bill, assisted by Spencer Hadley of the Lieutenant Governor's Office.
MOTION:    Rep. Bigelow moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 304 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.
S.B. 53    Voter Challenge Revisions (Sen. P. Knudson)
Sen Knudson explained the bill to the committee, assisted by Scott Hogensen, Chief Deputy Clerk Auditor, Utah County.
MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 4, Line 117:

117     (a) Section 20A-3-202.3, for challenges issued in writing more than { 15 }     21
days before the


2. Page 5, Line 125:

125     than { 15 }     21 days before the date that early voting commences, a written
statement that:
3. Page 5, Line 146:

146     section, the election officer shall, at least { 12 }     14 days before the day on which early voting
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.
Spoke in favor of the bill:    Marina Lowe, ACLU of Utah
MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass S.B. 53 as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird
absent for the vote.

H.C.R. 2    Concurrent Resolution on States' Rights (Rep. Julie Fisher)
MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.C.R. 2. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.
Rep. Fisher explained the substitute resolution to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the resolution:    Peter Cannon, Davis County 9/12 Project
MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to pass 1st Substitute H.C.R 2 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.
MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird
absent for the vote.
Rep. Frank adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.
_________________________ Rep. Craig A. Frank, Chair