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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE ETHICS STANDING COMMITTEE

TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010

ROOM 445, STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:        Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart, Chair
                Sen. Patricia W. Jones, Co-Chair
                Sen. Gene Davis
                Sen. Brent H. Goodfellow
                Sen. Scott K. Jenkins
                Sen. Karen Mayne
                Sen. Dennis E. Stowell
                Sen. John L. Valentine
                    
Staff Present:            Michael E. Christensen, Director, Office of Legislative Research
                     and General Counsel
                John Fellows, General Counsel
                Karen C. Allred, Committee Secretary
                                
Public Speakers Present:    Eric Weeks, Deputy General Counsel, Office of Legislative
                    Research and General Counsel
                
                    
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Committee Chair Urquhart called the meeting to order at 12:29 P.M.

MOTION: Sen. Valentine moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2010 meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Jenkins and Stowell absent for the vote.

1.          H.B. 270 -- Financial Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Amendments

         MOTION: Sen. Valentine moved to substitute H.B. 270 with 1st Sub. H.B. 270.

        The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Jenkins and Stowell absent for the vote.

        Rep. Hughes introduced and explained the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. Valentine moved to pass 1st Sub. H.B. 270 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

        The motion passed unanimously.        


2.     HJR 14 -- Joint Rules Resolution on Financial Disclosures

        Rep. Hughes introduced and explained the bill.

        Eric Weeks, Deputy General Counsel, Legislative Research and General Counsel, spoke to the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to pass HJR 14 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

        The motion passed unanimously.

Committee Chair Urquhart adjourned the meeting at 12:52.

Minutes were reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.





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Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart