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MINUTES OF THE SENATE BUSINESS & LABOR STANDING COMMITTEE

        WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010, 8 A.M.
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING

STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX



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

Members Excused:    Sen. Dan Liljenquist

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

Public Speakers Present: JoAnn Seghini, Midvale Mayor, Midvale City
        Wayne Jones, citizen
        Ron Mortensen, citizen

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

Sen. VanTassell assumed the Committee Chair and called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m., and announced that HCR 7- Credit Scores Concurrent Resolution (D. Aagard) would not be heard today.

Approval of Minutes

    MOTION:
Sen. Mayne moved to approve the minutes of March 1, 2010.

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

1.     S.B. 215 Highway Project Funding - Salt Lake County (W. Niederhauser)

    
Sen. Niederhauser explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.

    JoAnn Seghini, Midvale Mayor and Wayne Jones, citizen, spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to transmit S.B. 215 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.


2.    S.B. 279 Identity Fraud and Related Amendments (S. Urquhart)

    
Sen. Valentine presented the bill and proposed the following amendments.


1.    Page 1, Line 9 :    

             9          This bill modifies
{   the Utah Workforce Services Code and   } the Utah Criminal Code to


2.    Page 1, Line 13 :    

             13          
{   .    addresses the new hire registry;   }


3.    Page 1, Line 24 :    

             24          
{   35A-7-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382   }


4.    Page 2, Lines 28 through 50 :    

            
{   28
         Section 1. Section 35A-7-107 is amended to read:
             29          35A-7-107. Use and access to the registry records.
             30          (1) (a) The records of the registry shall be maintained as private records under Section
             31      63G-2-202 .
             32          (b) In addition to those persons granted access to private records under Sections
             33      63G-2-202 and 63G-2-206 , state or federal agencies may access data from the registry for the
             34      following purposes:
             35          (i) the Office of Recovery Services for use related to locating, establishing, and
             36      enforcing child, medical, and spousal support obligations and other services;
             37          (ii) state agencies [which] that use financial information in determining eligibility for
             38      public assistance programs; and
             39          (iii) federal agencies responsible for periodic matches of new hire registry information
             40      with federal data bases.
             41          (2) Information that is received under this chapter shall be kept by the department for at
             42      least six months.
             43          (3) (a) As used in this Subsection (3), "personal identifying information" has the same


             44      meaning as defined in Section 76-6-1102 .
             45          (b) Notwithstanding Section 35A-4-312 and the other provisions of this section, if the
             46      registry records disclose a suspected misuse of personal identifying information by an
             47      individual other than the purported owner of the information, the department may:
             48          (i) inform an employer of the suspected misuse; and
             49          (ii) provide information of the suspected misuse to an appropriate law enforcement
             50      agency responsible for investigating an identity fraud violation.  
}


Renumber remaining sections accordingly
    

     MOTION: Sen. Valentine moved to adopt the amendments.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Valentine explained the bill as amended.

    Ron Mortensen, citizen spoke in support of the bill.
    
    MOTION:
Sen. Valentine moved to transmit S.B. 279, as amended, with a favorable     recommendation.

    
The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Valentine moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously at 8:46 a.m.

    


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Sen. John Valentine, Committee Chair