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MINUTES OF THE SENATE BUSINESS & LABOR STANDING COMMITTEE

         FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 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
        Sen. Wayne Niederhauser             
Staff Present:    Bryant R. Howe, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
        Karen Allred, Committee Secretary
        
Public Speakers:    Kirk Cullimore, Attorney, Landlords Association
        Martin S. Blaustein, Attorney, Utah Legal Services
        Mark Johnson, Ogden, Utah League of Cities and Towns
        Steve Erickson, Crossroads Urban Center
        Shawn Teiger, Community Action Partnership of Utah
        Rebecca Hall, Utah Domestic Violence Commission
        Lynn Pace, Salt Lake Citizen, Real Estate
        Sonya Martinez, Salt Lake Community Action Program
        Dan Fazzini, Citizen
        Diane Keay, Supervisor, Salt Lake Valley Health Department
        Gregg Rogers, National Coordinator, Elevator Industry
        Dennis Lloyd, State Vice President, Workers Compensation Fund
        Todd Kodele, Business Owner, Carson Elevator
        Tibby Milne, CEO, Utah Council For Crime Prevention
        
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 February 2, 2010.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine and Sen. Mayne absent for the vote.

Chair Valentine announced that, at the request of the sponsor S.B. 75 Construction Trades License Amendments (D.C. Buttars) would not be heard today.
    



Sen. VanTassell assumed the Committee Chair.

    Acting Committee Chair VanTassell called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.

1.     S.B. 45 Utah Fit Premises Act Amendments (W. Niederhauser)

     Sen. Niederhauser introduced the bill and 1st Sub. S.B. 45 was distributed.

     MOTION: Sen. Niederhauser moved to adopt 1st Sub. S.B. 45.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Valentine and Mayne absent for the vote.
    
    Kirk Cullimore, Attorney, Landlords Association; Mark Johnson, Ogden, Utah League of     Cities and Towns; Shawn Teiger, Community Action Partnership of Utah and Lynn Pace,     Salt Lake Citizen, Real Estate, spoke in support of the bill.

    Martin S. Blaustein, Attorney, Utah Legal Services, spoke to the bill.

    Steve Erickson, Crossroads Urban Center; Rebecca Hall, Utah Domestic Violence     Commission; Sonya Martinez, Salt Lake Community Action Program; Dan Fazzini, Citizen     and Diane Keay, Supervisor, Salt Lake Valley Health Department spoke in opposition to the     bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Niederhauser moved to transmit S.B. 45 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine absent for the vote.

2.     H.B. 11 Licensing of Elevator Contractors and Elevator Mechanics (L. Wiley)

    
Rep. Wiley explained the bill.

    Gregg Rogers, National Coordinator, Elevator Industry and Dennis Lloyd, State Vice     President, Workers Compensation Fund spoke in support of the bill.

    Todd Kodele, Business Owner, Carson Elevator spoke to the bill.

    
MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to transmit H.B. 11 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine absent for the vote.

3.    H. B. 23 Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing (T. Beck)

    Rep. Beck explained the bill.


    Tibby Milne, CEO, Utah Council for Crime Prevention and Dennis Lloyd, State Vice     President, Workers Compensation Fund spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to transmit H.B. 23 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Valentine absent for the vote.

4.    S.B. 76 Trust Deed Amendments (J. Valentine)

    Sen. Valentine explained the bill.

    Sens. Valentine and VanTassell declared conflicts of interest.

     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to transmit S.B. 76 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.
        
    MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously at 9:55 a.m.





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Sen. John Valentine, Committee Chair