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MINUTES OF THE SENATE BUSINESS & LABOR STANDING COMMITTEE

         FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING

STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX



Members Present:    Sen. John Valentine, Chair
        Sen. Gene Davis
        Sen. Karen Mayne
        Sen. Wayne Niederhauser
        Sen. Steve Urquhart
        Sen. Kevin T. VanTassell

Members Absent:    Sen. Dan Liljenquist     
Staff Present:    Bryant R. Howe, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
        Karen Allred, Committee Secretary
        

Public Speakers Present: John D. Morris, Attorney, Homeowners Association
        Adam Trupp, The Canyons
        Cort Ashton, President, Utah Land Title Association
        Deanna Sabey, Director, Utah Division of Real Estate
        Mike Ostermiller, Utah Association of Realtors
        Ron Mortenson, Utah Coalition on Illegal Immigration
        Cindy Dayton, Assistant Manager, Small Business in Utah
        Marina Lowe, Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Utah
        Gaylan Stewart, citizen, Spanish Fork
        Dave Davis, Utah Retail Merchants, Food Industry
        Peter Cannon,, Davis County, 9/12 Project
        Robin Riggs, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
        Christopher Campbell, citizen, victim of Identity Theft
        Tom Bingham, Utah Manufacturers Association
        Antonella Packard, citizen
        Dirk Burton, Chair, State Electricians Board

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

Chair Valentine called the meeting to order at 8:40 a.m.

Approval of Minutes

    MOTION:
Sen. VanTassell moved to approve the minutes of February 24, 2010.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Urquhart and Davis absent for the vote.


1.     S.B. 224 Construction Contract Amendments (Bramble)

    
Sen. Bramble explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. VanTassell moved that the bill be referred to interim study.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Urquhart and Davis absent for the vote.

2.    S.B. 182 Utah Common Interest Ownership Act (W. Niederhauser)

    Sen. Niederhauser explained the bill.

    John Morris, Attorney, Homowners Association; Adam Trupp, The Canyons and Cort     Ashston, President Utah Land Title Association spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Niederhauser moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda.

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.    1st Sub. H.B. 275 Division of Real Esstate Amendments (G. Froerer)

    
Rep. Froerer explained the bill.

    Deanna Sabey, Director, Utah Division of Real Estate answered questions from the     committee.
    
    Mike Ostermiller, Utah Association of Realtors spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Niederhauser moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.B. 275 with a favorable     recommendation.

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

4.    S.B. 251 Verification of Employment Eligibility (D.C. Buttars)

    
Sen. Buttars explained the bill and handouts were distributed.

    Ron Mortenson, Utah Coalition on Illegal Immigration; Marina Lowe, Legislative Council,     American Civil Liberties Union of Utah; Dave Davis, Utah Retail Merchants, Food Industry;     Robin Riggs, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and Tom Bingham, Utah Manufacturers     Association spoke in opposition to the bill.


     Antonella Packard, citizen, victim of identity theft spoke to the bill.

    Cindy Dayton, Assistant Manager, Small Business in Utah; Galan Stewart, citizen, Spanish     Fork; Peter Cannon, Davis County, 9/12 Project and Christopher Campbell, citizen, victim     of identity theft spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to transmit S.B. 251 wilh a favorable recommendation.

     SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda.

    The substitute motion failed with Sens. Davis and Mayne voting in favor of the motion and     Sens. Valentine, Neiderhauser, Urquhart and VanTassell voting in opposition to the motion.

    Sen. Urquhart requested a vote on his original motion to transmit S.B. 251 with a favorable     recommendation.
    
    The original motion passed with Sens. Valentine, Niederhauser, Urquhart and VanTassell     voting in favor of the motion and Sens. Davis and Mayne voting in opposition.

5.    S.B. 176 Continuing Education Requirements for Electricians and Plumbers
    (W. Harper)

    
Rep. Harper explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.

    Dirk Burton, Chair, State Electricians Board spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to transmit S.B. 176 with a favorable recommendation.

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

     MOTION: Sen. VanTassell moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Valentine adjourned the meeting at 10:55 a.m.

    


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Sen. John Valentine, Committee Chair