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MINUTES OF THE SENATE
TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY
STANDING COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010, 4:10 P.M.
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX


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

Members Excused:    Sen. Peter Knudson             
Staff Present:        Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
            Karen C. Allred, Secretary
            
Public Speakers Present:    Lincoln Shurtz, General Motors
            Adam Trupp, Utah Association of Counties
            Kathy Froerer, Director, Utah Association of Local Health                 Departments
            John Papanikolas, Board Member, Vehicle Emissions Testing                 Association

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

Acting Committee Chair Van Tassell called the meeting to order at 4:20 P.M.

Approval of Minutes

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

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

1.     H.B. 132 -- Pioneer Trail Memorial Highway

    Rep. Menlove introduced and explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass H.B. 132 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to place H.B. 132 on the Consent Calendar.



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

2.     S.B. 157 -- Motor Vehicle Dealer Franchise Amendments

    Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.

Chair Urquhart assumed the chair.

    Lincoln Shurtz, General Motors, spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass S.B. 157 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.
             
3.     S.B. 186 -- Amendments to Emissions Inspections

    Sen. Madsen introduced and explained the bill.

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

1.    Page 6, Lines 164 through 168 :    

             164          (2) (a) If a certified emissions inspector with simple negligence violates the inspection
             165      and maintenance program requirements established in rules made under Subsection
             166      41-6a-1642 (2), a county identified in Subsection 41-6a-1642 (1) shall:
             167          (i) for a first offense, require the inspector to complete up to eight hours of related
             168      training at the expense of the
{   county   }        entity that issued an inspector certificate to the inspector       ;


    Adam Trupp, Association of Counties, spoke to the bill.

    Kathy Froerer, Director, Utah Association of Local Health Departments; and John Papanikolas, Board Member, Vehicle Emissions Testing Association; spoke in favor of the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass S.B. 186 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to adjourn.


    The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Urquhart adjourned the meeting at 5:07 P.M.

    Minutes reported by Karen C. Secretary.

    





Sen. Steve Urquhart, Committee Chair