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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE REVENUE AND TAXATION

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 445 - State Capitol, State Capitol Complex

                     January 28, 2010

MEMBERS PRESENT:     Rep. Todd Kiser, Chair
                Rep. Gage Froerer, Vice Chair
                Rep. Sheryl Allen                
                 Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
                 Rep. John Dougall                      
                 Rep. Susan Duckworth
                 Rep. Wayne Harper                 
                Rep. Eric Hutchings                  
                Rep. Christine Johnson
                 Rep. Julie Fisher
                 Rep. Greg Hughes
                 Rep. Carol Spackman Moss                          
                 Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold                         
                 Rep. Stephen Sandstrom
                 Rep. Evan Vickers
                                 
MEMBERS ABSENT:      Rep. Jennifer Seelig
                         
STAFF PRESENT:        Phil Dean, Policy Analyst
                Kathy Sorg, Secretary
                    
Note:    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Rep. Kiser called the meeting to order at 8:07 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Fisher moved to approve the minutes of the January 26, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Allen, Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Dougall, Rep. Harper, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Moss and Rep. Newbold absent for the vote.

H.J.R. 2    Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Water Facilities (Rep. P. Painter)

Rep. Painter explained the bill to the committee and distributed handouts.

Spoke in support of the bill:    Craig Peterson, CAP Consulting
                Dale F. Pierson, Executive Director, Rural Water Association of Utah
                Fred W. Finlinson, Chairman, Utah Water Coalition
                David A. Gardner, Assistant General Manager, Water Pro Inc.
                Sterling Brown, Vice President, Utah Farm Bureau





MOTION:    Rep. Allen moved to pass H.J.R. 2 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hughes and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

H.B. 54    Property Tax Exemption for Water Facilities (Rep. P. Painter)

Rep. Painter explained the bill to the committee .

MOTION:    Rep. Fisher moved to pass H.B. 54 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hughes and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

H.B. 75    Assessment Area Amendments (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 75. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Moss and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 75 as follows:

1.    Page 6, Line 177 :    

             177          (b)
{   The   }        In addition to the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the       governing body of a local entity shall prepare the assessment list described in


2.    Page 7, Line 194 :    

             194          (ii) the
{   just and equitable   }        reasonable       costs, as determined by the local entity governing body, if the


3.    Page 9, Line 257 :    

             257          (i)
{   [   } need not      {   ]   }      {   may   } describe each tract, block, lot, part of block or lot, or parcel of


4.    Page 9, Line 259 :    

             259          (ii)
{   [   } need not      {   ]   }      {   may   } include the legal description or tax identification number of the


5.    Page 10, Line 276 :    

             276          
{   [   } (b) No other publication or posting of the resolution or ordinance is

required.      {   ]   }



6.    Page 10, Line 284 :    

             284      assessment interest with the
{   county   } recorder      {   [   } of the county      {   ]   } in which the assessed property is


The motion to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 75 passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Moss and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 75 as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hughes, Rep. Moss and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

H.B. 219    Delinquent Property Tax Amendments (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 219. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Moss and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Newbold moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 219 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Moss and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dougall moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Moss and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

Rep. Kiser adjourned the meeting at 9:23 a.m.




                            __________________________
                            Rep. Todd E. Kiser, Chair