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        MINUTES OF THE
SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATION & POLITICAL
SUBDIVISIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010 8:00 A.M.
Room 415 STATE CAPITOL


Members Present:    Sen. Peter C. Knudson, Chair
            Sen. Jon J. Greiner
            Sen. Scott K. Jenkins
            Sen. Luz Robles
            Sen. Daniel R. Liljenquist
            Sen. Benjamin M. McAdams

Staff Present:        Richard North, Policy Analyst
            Henry Liu, Committee Secretary

Speakers Present:    Larry Jensen - Head of Citizen Group
            Peter Cannon - Davis County 912 Project
            Brent Gardner - Utah Association of Counties
            Eric Stucki - Utah State Parks
            Gayle Ruzicka - Eagle Forum
            

Speaker and visitor list in minutes file.

Chair Knudson called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved to approve minutes of 2/8.

    Motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jenkins, Sen. Liljenquist and Sen. Robles absent for the vote.

1.     HB0216S01 Incorporation of a Town Amendments (G. Froerer)
    Rep. Froerer introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved to reconsider H.B. 216.
    
    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jenkins and Sen Robles absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved to pass H.B. 216 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jenkins and Sen Robles absent for the vote.

2.     HB0075S01 Assessment Area Amendments (G. Froerer)
    Rep. Froerer introduced the bill.



     MOTION: Sen. McAdams moved to pass H.B. 27S01 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jenkins and Sen Robles absent for the vote.

3.     SJR006 Joint Resolution - State Sovereignty & Tenth Amendment (H. Stephenson)
    
Sen. Stephenson introduced the bill.

    The following spoke for the bill:
        Larry Jensen
        Peter Cannon

     MOTION: Sen. Greiner moved to pass S.J.R. 6 with a favorable recommendation

    The motion was passed unanimously with Sen. Robles absent for the vote.

4.     HB0211 Improvement District Board Membership (K. Powell)
    Rep. Powell introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. McAdams moved to pass H.B. 211

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

     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to place H.B. 211 on consent.

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

5.     SB0060 Voluntary Search & Rescue Funding Act (R. Okerlund)
    Sen. Okerlund introduced the bill.

    The following spoke for the bill:
        Brent Gardner
        Eric Stucki
        
     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to pass S.B. 60 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Robles absent for vote.

6.     SJR009 Joint Resolution Approving Compensation of In-session Employees (S. Jenkins)
    Sen. Jenkins introduced the bill.


     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to pass S.J.R. 9 with a favorable recommendation

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

7.     SJR005 Joint Resolution on the Spending of Federal Economic Renewal Grants (K.Mayne)
    
Sen. Mayne introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to pass S.J.R. 5 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

8.     HB0236 Statutory Construction Amendments (R. Lockhart)
    
Rep. Lockhart introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Liljenquist moved to pass H.B. 236 with favorable recommendation

    The motion passed unanimously

9.     HB0248 Government Record Amendments (J. Anderson)
    
Rep. Anderson introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Robles moved to pass H.B. 248 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jenkins and Sen. Liljenquist absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Robles moved to adjourn.

    Motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jenkins and Sen Liljenquist.
    
    Chair Knudson adjourned the meeting at 9:36 a.m.

    The minutes were reported by Henry Liu, Committee Secretary.



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Sen. Peter C. Knudson, Committee Chair