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MINUTES OF THE SENATE
TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY
STANDING COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010, 8:00 A.M.
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX


Members Present:     Sen. Steve Urquhart, Chair
            Sen. David Hinkins              Sen. Kevin Van Tassell
            Sen. Brent Goodfellow
            Sen. Jerry Stevenson
            
Members Excused:     Sen. Peter Knudson             Sen. Karen Mayne

Staff Present:        Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
            Karen C. Allred
            
Public Speakers Present:     Debbie Johnson, Legislative Liaison, Department of Public Safety               Jay Magure, Vice President, 1-800 Contacts             Richard Nelson, President and CEO, Utah Technology Council             Gary Thorpe, E-Bay
             Chris Purcell, Attorney, State Farm Insurance             Kevin Carter, SITCA
            Christopher Thomas, Heal Utah
            Mike Mores, Government Affairs Representative, Farmers     
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Committee Chair Urquhart called the meeting to order at 8:15

1. S.B. 114 -- Motor Vehicle Accident Reports

    Sen. Stowell introduced and explained the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to adopt the following amendment to S.B. 114:

1.    Page 1, Lines 13 through 15 :    

             13          .    requires a peace officer investigating a motor vehicle accident to
  :

        .  
provide the owner

             14      of livestock injured or killed in the motor vehicle accident a copy of the motor
             15      vehicle accident report;
  or

        . notify the owner of livestock injured or killed in the motor vehicle

accident where a copy of the motor vehicle accident report can be obtained;  



2.    Page 2, Lines 36 through 37 :    

             36          (iii)
  (A)       provide the owner of the livestock a copy of the accident report prepared in

             37      accordance with Section 41-6a-404
  ; or

    (B) notify the owner of the livestock where a copy of the accident report prepared in accordance with Section 41-6a-404 can be obtained  
.


    Debbie Johnson, Legislative Liaison, Department of Public Safety and Utah Highway Patrol spoke against the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass S.B.114 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

Sen. Van Tassell assumed the chair.

MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to approve the minutes

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

2. S.B. 26 -- Utah E-commerce Integrity Act

    Sen. Urquhart introduced and explained the bill.

    The bill will be considered again at the February 3, 2010 meeting.

    Jay Magure, Vice President, 1-800 Contacts, Richard Nelson, President and CEO, Utah Technology Council and Gary Thorpe, E-Bay spoke in favor of the bill.

3.     S.B. 105 -- Motor Vehicle Accident Arbitration Amendments

    Sen. Urquhart introduced and explained the bill.

    Chris Purcell, Attorney, State Farm Insurance, spoke in opposition of the bill.    

     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass S.B. 105 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.


4.     S.B. 104 -- Renewable Energy Modifications

    Sen. Urquhart introduced and explained the bill.

    Kevin Carter, SITCA and Christopher Thomas, Heal Utah spoke in favor of the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to pass S.B. 104 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.    

    The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Urquhart resumed the chair.

5.     S.B. 102 -- Restricting the Movement of a Motor Vehicle

    Sen. Goodfellow introduced and explained the bill.

    Mike Mores, Government Affairs Representative, Farmers Insurance, spoke in opposition of the bill.    

     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass S.B. 102 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed with Sens. Hinkins, Stevenson, Van Tassell and Goodfellow voting in favor and Chair Urquhart voting in opposition.

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

Sen Urquhart adjourned the meeting at 9:09 a.m.

Minutes reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.

    






Sen. Steve Urquhart, Committee Chair