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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 10, 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. Paul Ray
            Rep. Jennifer Seelig
            Rep. Larry Wiley
            Rep. Carl Wimmer

Members Absent:    Rep. Becky Lockhart
            
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 8:15 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. Litvack, Rep. Oda and Rep. Ray absent for the vote.

H.B. 125    Kidnapping and Sex Offender Registry Amendments (Rep. R. Bigelow)

Rep. Bigelow presented the bill to the committee.

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

1.    Page 1, Lines 14 through 15 :    

             14          
{   .    requires the department to separate kidnapping and sex offenses on the registry by

             15      creating separate portals through which to access information;  
}


2.    Page 13, Lines 375 through 379 :    

             375          (25) The Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification and Registration website
             376      shall
{   :   }


             377
         
{   (a) provide separate portals for access to information regarding sex offenders and

             378      kidnap offenders; and
             379          (b)  
}


The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry absent for the vote

Spoke to the bill:    Ms. Jacey Skinner, Director, Utah Sentencing Commission

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry absent for the vote.

H.J.R. 6    Strangulation and Domestic Violence Joint Resolution (Rep. J. Seelig)

Rep. Seelig presented the resolution to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Paul Boyden, Utah Statewide Association of Prosecutors. (handout)

Spoke for the bill:    Ms. Judy Kastenbell, Utah Domestic Violence Council
            Ms. Alana Kindness, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault
            Ms. Jacey Skinner, Director, Utah Sentencing Commission

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to pass the resolution out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Wimmer moved to place H.J.R. 6 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 190    Disclosure of Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Act Amendments (Rep. S. Mascaro)

Rep. Mascaro presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:        Ms. Jacey Skinner, Director, Utah Sentencing Commission

Spoke for the bill:        Ms. Rachel Spencer, private citizen
                Ms. Francisca Blanc, Utah Housing Coalition

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Kirk Cullimore, attorney, Cullimore and Associates
                Mr. Craig Hawker, Utah Association of Realtors    
                         (handout)


MOTION:    Rep. Wimmer moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion failed, with Rep. Aagard, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Oda, and Rep. Wimmer voting in favor. Rep. Litvack was absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to table the bill.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to place H.B. 190 on a future agenda. The motion passed, with Rep. Ray voting in opposition. Rep. Litvack was absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Litvack absent for the vote.

H.B. 187    Peace Officer Standards and Training Amendments (Rep. C. Wimmer)

This bill was not heard in this meeting.

1st Sub. H.B. 234    Opting Out of the Real Id Act (Rep. S. Sandstrom)

This bill was not heard in this meeting.

Rep. Aagard adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.














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                        Rep. Douglas Aagard, Chair