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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 18, 2010


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

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

Rep. Grover called the meeting to order at 8:31 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Frank moved to approve the minutes of the February 16, 2010 meeting.
        The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow, Rep. Ferry, Rep.                  Hendrickson, and Rep. Mathis absent for the vote.

H.B. 315    Utah Public Notice Website Amendments (Rep. K. Powell)

Rep. Powell explained the bill to the committee.

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

1.    Page 1, Line 14 :    

             14      Website to provide a temporary exemption for
  specified       public bodies with an annual budget


2.    Page 3, Line 65 :    

             65      of a notice to the website, a public body
  of a municipality under Title 10, Utah Municipal Code, a local district under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Local Districts, or a special service district under Title 17D, Chapter 1, Special Service District Act,       with an annual budget of less than $1,000,000 is



The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow, Rep. Ferry, and Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:    LeGrand Bitter, Utah Association of Special Districts
            Joel Campbell, Utah Press Association

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

1.    Page 3, Line 64 :    

             64          (7)
{   Notwithstanding   }        Until December 31, 2012 and notwithstanding       any other provision of statute requiring the publishing or posting


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow, Rep. Ferry, and Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen to moved to pass H.B. 315 as amended with a favorable                  recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow, Rep. Ferry,         Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Mathis absent for the vote.

1st Sub. H.B. 266    Government Records Access and Management Act Revisions (Rep. K. Powell)

Rep. Powell explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Frank moved to return 1st Sub. H.B. 266 to the Rules Committee. The              motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bigelow, Rep. Ferry, and Rep. Hendrickson         absent for the vote.

H.B. 139    Emergency and Disaster Management Amendments (Rep. C. Oda)

Rep. Oda explained the bill to the committee and provided a handout.

Spoke for the bill:    Lana Taylor, Office of the Attorney General
            Brian Garrett, Private Sector Emergency

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

1.    Page 2, Lines 48 through 49 :    

             48     
{   ENACTS:

             49          63K-4-406, Utah Code Annotated 1953  
}


2.    Page 17, Line 513 through Page 18, Line 542 :    



             513          
{   (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b) and subject to Subsection (3)(c) and

             514      Section 63K-4-406 , the governor may by executive order suspend the enforcement of a statute
             515      if:
             516          (i) the governor declares a state of emergency in accordance with Section 63K-4-203 ;
             517          (ii) the governor determines that suspending the enforcement of the statute is:
             518          (A) directly related to the state of emergency described in Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             519          (B) necessary to address the state of emergency described in Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             520          (iii) the governor acts in good faith.
             521          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b)(ii), the governor may not suspend the
             522      enforcement of a criminal penalty created in statute.
             523          (ii) The governor may suspend the enforcement of a misdemeanor or infraction if:
             524          (A) the misdemeanor or infraction relates to food, health, or transportation; and
             525          (B) the requirements of Subsection (3)(a) are met.
             526          (c) A suspension described in this Subsection (3) terminates on the date the governor
             527      terminates the state of emergency in accordance with Section 63K-4-203 to which the
             528      suspension relates.
             529          Section 11. Section 63K-4-406 is enacted to read:
             530          63K-4-406. Reporting on the suspension or modification of certain statutes or
             531      rules.
             532          (1) The governor and the Department of Public Safety shall report the following to the
             533      Legislative Management Committee:
             534          (a) a suspension or modification of a statute or rule under Subsection 63K-4-201 (1)(j);
             535      or
             536          (b) a suspension of the enforcement of a statute under Subsection 63K-4-401 (3).
             537          (2) The governor and the Department of Public Safety shall make the report

required
             538      by this section on or before the sooner of:
             539          (a) the day on which the governor calls the Legislature into session in accordance with
             540      Section 63K-1-302 ; or
             541          (b) 15 days after the date the governor declares the state of emergency to which the
             542      suspension or modification relates.  
}


SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Aagard moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The substitute              motion passed with Rep. Wiley voting in opposition. Rep. Hansen was absent for         the vote.

H.B. 265    Real Property Amendments (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer explained the bill to the committee.

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

1.    Page 2, Lines 48 through 51 :    

             48          

{   (A) agricultural land;   }

             49          
{   (B)   }        (A)       a golf course;

             50          
{   (C)   }        (B)       a hunting club; and

             51          
{   (D)   }        (C)       land subject to a conservation easement.


2.    Page 2, Line 53 :    

             53          (A)
  subject to Subsection (1)(d)(iii),       allows open land to be included within the zoning district;


3.    Page 3, Line 60 :    

             60      zoning district.
    
  (iii) Land may not be included in an open space zoning district unless the owner of the land petitions for the land to be included in the open space zoning district.      


4.    Page 3, Lines 85 through 88 :    

             85          
{   (A) agricultural land;   }


             86          
{   (B)   }        (A)       a golf course;

             87          
{   (C)   }        (B)       a hunting club; and

             88          
{   (D)   }        (C)       land subject to a conservation easement.


5.    Page , Line 90 through Page 4, Line 90 :    

             90          (A)
  subject to Subsection (1)(d)(iii),       allows open land to be included within the zoning district;


6.    Page 4, Line 97 :    

             97      zoning district.
    
  (iii) Land may not be included in an open space zoning district unless the owner of the land petitions for the land to be included in the open space zoning district.      


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill:    Bruce Parker, Citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep.
        Ferry absent for the vote.

H.B. 310    Spending Limits Amendments (Rep. R. Bigelow)

This bill was not considered.

Rep. Grover adjourned the meeting at 9:57 a.m.









                    __________________________
                    Rep. Craig A. Frank, Chair