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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building, State Capitol Complex
January 27, 2010



Members Present:    Rep. Douglas Aagard, Chair
            Rep. Curt Oda, Vice Chair
            Rep. Trisha Beck            
            Rep. Ben Ferry                        
            Rep. Richard Greenwood
            Rep. David Litvak                
            Rep. Becky Lockhart
            Rep. Paul Ray
            Rep. Jennifer Seelig
            Rep. Larry Wiley
            Rep. Carl Wimmer                 

Staff Present:    Mr. Stewart Smith, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Linda Error, Committee Secretary

note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Rep. Aagard called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.

H.B. 19    Post Conviction Remedies Amendments (Rep. K. McIff)

Rep. McIff presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Lockhart absent for the vote.

H.B. 22    Inmate Health Insurance Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)

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

1.    Page 1, Lines 12 through 14 :    

             12          This bill modifies the Insurance Code by requiring an insurance company providing
             13      health or dental policies to coordinate benefits for an insured individual housed in a
             14      correctional facility
  , county jail,       or who is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.


2.    Page 1, Lines 17 through 20 :    



             17          .    provides that, if an insured is otherwise eligible for health or dental benefits under a
             18      policy, an insurer may not exclude coverage for an insured who:
             19              .    is an inmate housed in a correctional facility;
{   or   }

             20              .    is an offender in the custody of the Department of Corrections;
  or

        .     is an inmate housed in a county jail.  


3.    Page 1, Lines 22 through 23 :    

             22              .    an inmate housed in a correctional facility;
{   or   }

             23              .    an offender in the custody of the Department of Corrections;
  or

        . an inmate housed in a county jail.  


4.    Page 3, Lines 86 through 89 :    

             86          (6) If an insured is otherwise eligible for benefits under a health or dental policy, the
             87      insurer may not exclude coverage if the insured is an:
             88          (a) inmate housed in a correctional facility as defined in Section 64-13-1 ;
{   or   }

             89          (b) offender in the custody of the Department of Corrections
{   .   }        ; or

    (c) inmate housed in a county jail.  


5.    Page 4, Lines 107 through 108 :    

             107          (i) inmate housed in a correctional facility as defined in Section 64-13-1 ;
{   or   }

             108          (ii) offender in the custody of the Department of Corrections
{   .   }        ; or

    (iii) inmate housed in a county jail.  


The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Lockhart and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.

Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Tom Patterson, Director, Department of Corrections.

Spoke for the bill:        Mr. Scott Carver, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Department

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Steve Hunter, Utah Health Plans
                Mr. Chet Loftis, Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance
                Ms. Eliana White, Select Health
                Mr. Jeff Hartley, America's Health Insurance Plans
                


MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Wimmer voting in opposition. Rep. Ferry, Rep. Litvack, Rep. Lockhart, and Rep. Oda were absent for the vote.

H.B. 30    Drug Law Amendments (Rep. T. Beck)

Rep. Beck presented the bill to the committee. (handout)

Spoke for the bill:        Mr. Chad Platt, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office
                Mr. Reid Barker, Utah Pharmacist Association
                Mr. Jeff Jensen, private citizen
                Ms. Sandra Cresser, private citizen
                Mr. Branden Bott, private citizen
                Mr. J. Green, private citizen


Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Sean Hullinger, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

MOTION:    Rep. Beck moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. Litvack, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

H.B. 37    Criminal Background Checks on Motor Vehicle Dealers and Salespersons (Rep. R. Lockhart)

Rep. Willey moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Line 18 :    

             18          .    requires every applicant for a motor vehicle
{   dealer or   } salesperson license to submit


2.    Page 1, Line 20 :    

             20      Division;
    
  .     requires certain persons that renewed a motor vehicle salesperson license to submit fingerprints to the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division;      


3.    Page 1, Lines 24 through 27 :    

             24              .    compare motor vehicle
{   dealer and   } salesperson applicant fingerprints with certain


             25
     criminal databases and inform the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division of its
             26      findings; and
             27              .    maintain a separate file of motor vehicle
{   dealer and   } salesperson fingerprints and


4.    Page 2, Lines 30 through 32 :    

             30          .    
{   provides that   }        requires       the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division      {   shall pay the costs incurred

             31      by the Bureau of Criminal Identification from fees paid by those submitting
             32      fingerprints  
}
  to:

        . impose the fees that the Bureau of Criminal Identification is authorized to collect for certain services  
;        and

        . remit the fees collected to the Bureau of Criminal Identification;
    . requires the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division to suspend the salesperson license of a salesperson who fails to submit the fingerprints as required;  


5.    Page 2, Lines 50 through 51 :    

             50          41-3-205.5. Licenses -- Criminal background check required on
{   dealer's and   }

             51      salesperson's licenses -- Payment of cost.


6.    Page 2, Line 52 :    

             52          (1) (a) Every applicant for a
{   dealer's or   } salesperson's license shall submit fingerprints


7.    Page 2, Lines 53 through 55 :    

             53      with a completed application to the division.
    
  (b) A person required to renew a salesperson license on or before June 30, 2010 shall submit fingerprints to the division on or before November 30, 2010.      

             54          
{   (b) For purposes of Subsection (1)(a), an applicant for a dealer's license includes every

             55      owner, partner, officer, or director of the dealer.  
}


8.    Page 3, Lines 74 through 76 :    


             74          
{   (5) The division shall pay the costs incurred by the Bureau of Criminal Identification

             75      under Subsections (3) and (4) from fees charged by the division to those submitting
             76      fingerprints.  
}
 

    (5) In addition to any fees imposed under this chapter, the division shall:
    (a) impose on individuals submitting fingerprints in accordance with this section the fees that the Bureau of Criminal Identification is authorized to collect for the services the Bureau of Criminal Identification provides under Subsections (3) and (4); and
    (b) remit the fees collected under Subsection (5)(a) to the Bureau of Criminal Identification.  


9.    Page 3, Line 84 :    

             84          (2) (a)
  On December 1, 2010, the administrator shall suspend the license of a salesperson who fails to submit to the division fingerprints as required under Subsection 41-3-205.5(1)(b) on or before November 30, 2010.      

    
  (b)       If the administrator finds that there is reasonable cause to deny, suspend, or


10.    Page 3, Line 87 :    

             87          
{   (b)   }        (c)       Reasonable cause for denial, suspension, or revocation of a license includes, in


11.    Page 4, Line 106 :    

             106          
{   (c)   }        (d)       Any action taken by the administrator under Subsection      {   (2)(b)(ix)   }        (2)(c)(ix)       shall remain in


12.    Page 6, Lines 175 through 179 :    

             175          (14) check certain criminal records databases for information regarding motor vehicle
             176     
{   dealer and   } salesperson applicants, maintain a separate file of fingerprints for motor vehicle

             177     
{   dealers and   } salespersons, and inform the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division when new

             178      entries are made for certain criminal offenses for motor vehicle
{   dealers and   } salespersons in


             179
     accordance with the requirements of Section 41-3-205.5 .
The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Beck, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Litvack, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

Rep. Lockhart presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Ms. D'Arcy Dixon, Utah State Tax Commission.

Spoke for the bill:        Mr. Wayne Jones, Independent Auto Dealer's Association
                Mr. Craig Bickmore, New Car Dealer's of Utah

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Shawn Hullinger, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

MOTION:    Rep. Lockhart moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. Litvack, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

H.B. 78    Weapons Revisions (Rep. S. Sandstrom)

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 78. The motion passed with Rep. Greenwood voting in opposition. Rep. Ferry, Rep. Litvack, and Rep. Seelig were absent for the vote.

Rep. Sandstrom presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Clark Aposhian, Utah Shooting Sports Council.

Spoke to the bill:    Mr. Mitch Vilos, firearms instructor

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. Litvack, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

H.B. 197    Custodial Interference Amendments (Rep. C. Wimmer

This bill was not considered.

Rep. Aagard adjourned the meeting at 9:55 a.m.




                        ___________________
                        Rep. Douglas Aagard, Chair