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MINUTES OF THE SENATE WORKFORCE SERVICES & COMMUNITY AND
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010, 2:00 P.M.
Room 215, Senate Building, State Capitol Complex
            
Members Present:        Sen. Jerry Stevenson, Committee Chair
            Sen. Patricia Jones
            Sen. Mark Madsen
            Sen. Karen Morgan
            Sen. Ralph Okerlund
            Sen. Michael Waddoups
                
Staff Present:        Art Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
            Lorna Wells, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:            Derek Miller, Managing Director, Governor's Office of Economic Development
            Jeff Hartley, Government Affairs, Red Leaf Resources
            Christopher Thomas, Policy Director, Heal Utah
            Jason Berry, Manager, Utah State Energy
            Ally Isom, DWS Government Affairs and Special Projects Director
            Bill Starks, Unemployment Insurance Director, Workforce Services
                    Jim Olsen, Utah Food Industry Association, Workforce Security Advisory Council
            Laura Polacheck, AARP of Utah
            Melissa Smith, Policy Analyst, Community Action Partnership of Utah

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

Chair Stevenson called the meeting to order at 2:20 p.m.

    MOTION: Sen. Morgan to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2010 meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Madsen, Okerlund and Jones absent for the vote.

1.     S.B. 152 - Utah State Railroad Museum Authority Act

    Sen. Peter Knudson presented and explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Waddoups moved to delete in title and body S.B. 152 and substitute in lieu thereof 2nd Substitute S.B. 152.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Madsen, Okerlund and Jones absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to moved to pass 2nd Substitute S.B. 152 out of committee with a favorable recommendation
    
    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Madsen and Jones absent for the vote.

2.     S.B. 242 - Economic Development Incentives for Alternative Energy Projects

    Sen. Kevin Van Tassell presented and explained the bill.


    Mr. Miller, Mr. Hartley, and Mr. Berry spoke in favor of the bill.

    Mr. Thomas spoke against the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Madsen moved to pass S.B. 242 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.     S.B. 181 - Employment Security Administration Fund Repealer

    Sen. David Hinkins presented and explained the bill.

    Ms. Isom spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to pass S.B. 181 out of committee with a favorable recommendation

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Waddoups moved to place S.B. 181 on the consent calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.
        
4.     H.B. 43 - Unemployment Compensation Amendments

    Rep. Steven Mascaro presented and explained the bill.

    Mr. Starks, Mr. Olsen , Ms. Polacheck, and Ms. Smith spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to pass H.B. 43 out of committee with a favorable recommendation

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Waddoups moved to place H.B. 43 on the consent calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

5.     H.C.R. 1- Concurrent Resolution on International Trade and State Governments

    Rep. Sheryl Allen presented and explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to pass H.C.R. 1 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

6.     S.B. 123 - Motion Picture Incentive Fund Amendments

    Sen. Lyle Hillyard presented and explained the bill.

    Mr. Miller spoke in favor of the bill.



     MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to amend S.B. 123 as follows:

1.    Page 3, Lines 68 through 72 :    

             68          (i) review the report from the motion picture company described in Subsection (2)(b)
             69      and verify that it was
{   prepared   }        reviewed       by an independent certified public accountant; and

             70          (ii) based upon the certified public accountant's attestation under Subsection (2)(b),
             71      determine the amount of the incentive that the motion picture company is entitled to under its
             72      agreement with the office.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen Morgan moved to pass S.B. 123 as amended out of committee with a favorable recommendation

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to place S.B. 123 on the consent calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

7.     HB 188 - Workers' Compensation Benefits - Social Security Offset

    Rep. Wayne Harper presented and explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to pass H.B. 188 out of committee with a favorable recommendation

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to place H.B. 188 on the consent calendar.

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

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Stevenson adjourned the meeting at 3:35 p.m.

    Minutes were reported by Lorna Wells, Secretary.



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Sen. Jerry Stevenson, Committee Chair