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MINUTES OF THE SENATE BUSINESS & LABOR STANDING COMMITTEE

         MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING

STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX



Members Present:    Sen. John Valentine, Chair
        Sen. Gene Davis
        Sen. Dan Liljenquist
        Sen. Karen Mayne
        Sen. Steve Urquhart
        Sen..Kevin VanTassell

Members Excused:    Sen. Wayne Niederhauser             
Staff Present:    Bryant Howe, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
        Karen Allred, Committee Secretary
        
Public Speakers:    Catherine Bramble, citizen
        David Told, Chair, Construction Services Commission
        Mark Steinagel, Director, Division of Occupational and Professional         Licensing
        Rich Thorn, President/CEO, Association of General Contractors
        Senator Scott Jenkins
        Brian Babcock, Attorney
        Paul Allred, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial         Institutions
        Frank Pignanelli, Utah Consumer Lending Association

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

Committee Chair Valentine called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Approval of Minutes

    MOTION:
Sen. Davis moved to approve the minutes of Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

    The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Valentine announced that, at the request of the sponsor S.B. 45 Utah Fit Premises Act Amendments (W. Niederhauser) would not be heard today.
    
1.     S.B. 107 Lien Amendments (C. Bramble)

     Sen. Bramble introduced the bill.



    

    Catherine Bramble, citizen, explained the reason for, and spoke in support of the bill.

    David Told, Chair Construction Services Commission; Rich Thorn, President/CEO,     Association of General Contractors and Bryan Babcock, Attorney, spoke in opposition to the     bill.

    Mark Steinagel, Director, DOPL and Sen. Scott Jenkins spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to transmit S.B. 107 with a favorable     recommendation.
    
    The motion passed unanimously.

2.    S.B. 85 Utah Construction Trade Licensing Act Amendments (S. Jenkins)

    
Sen. Jenkins explained the bill.

    David Told, Chair, Construction Services Committee, spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to transmit S.B. 85 with a favorable     recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved that S.B. 85 be placed on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.    H.B. 15 Deferred Deposit Lending Amendments (J. Dunnigan)

    
Rep. Dunnigan explained the bill.

    Paul Allred, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Institutions, and Frank     Pignanelli, Utah Consumer Lending Association, spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to transmit H.B. 15 with a favorable     recommendation.     

    
The motion passed unanimously.





     MOTION: Sen. VanTassell moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Valentine adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.





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Sen. John Valentine, Committee Chair