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February 22, 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. Julie Fisher
Rep. Wayne Harper
Rep. Greg Hughes
Rep. Eric Hutchings
Rep. Christine Johnson
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold
Rep. Stephen Sandstrom
Rep. Jennifer Seelig
Rep. Evan Vickers
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 8:11 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Fisher moved to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Allen, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Newbold and Rep. Froerer absent for the vote.
H.B. 90 Income Tax Amendments (Rep. B. King)
Rep. King explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Gigi Brandt, Utah League of Women Voters
Allison Rowland, Voices for Utah Children
Kory Holdaway, Utah Education Association
Spoke against the bill: Peter Cannon, Davis Co. 9/12 Project
Ronald Mortensen, Utah Coalition for Tax Fairness
Spoke to the bill: Kevin Cromar, Canyons School District Board
Matt Frandsen, Rings True Coalition
Handouts were distributed to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Hughes moved to refer the bill to the Rules Committee with no action. The motion passed with Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Moss and Rep. Seelig voting in opposition to the motion, and with Rep. Fisher, Rep. Johnson and Rep. Newbold absent for the vote.
Rep. Kiser relinquished the chair to Rep. Froerer.
H.B. 349 Sales and Use Tax Amendments (Rep. W. Harper)
Rep. Harper explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Bruce Johnson, Utah State Tax Commission
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to pass H.B. 349 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher, Rep. Newbold and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to place H.B. 349 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher, Rep. Newbold and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher, Rep. Newbold and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.
Rep. Froerer adjourned the meeting at 9:58 a.m.
Rep. Todd E. Kiser, Chair