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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX

February 23, 2011


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair
        Rep. Brad Galvez, Vice Chair
        Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck        
        Rep. Janice Fisher
        Rep. Richard Greenwood
        Rep. Curt Oda
        Rep. Lee Perry
        Rep. Holly Richardson
        Rep. Doug Sagers
        Rep. Evan Vickers        

STAFF PRESENT:    Benjamin N. Christensen, Policy Analyst
        Joanna MacKay, Committee Secretary

Note:    A list of visitors is filed with committee minutes.

Rep. Powell called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Richardson moved to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2011 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher, Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.

H.B. 410    Access to Voter Date of Birth Records (Rep. R. Edwards)

Rep. Edwards presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill: Kris Kimball, United Women's Forum
             Ronald Mortensen, Davis County 9/12 Project
             Dalene England, Utah Eagle Forum
             Michele LeMmon, Davis County 9/12 Project
             Dan Deuel, Weber County 9/12 Project        

Spoke to the bill: Mark Thomas, Director of Elections, Office of the Lt. Governor

Spoke against the bill: Shelly Teuscher, LexisNexis
             Scott Simpson, Citizen
             Ivan DuBois, Executive Director, Utah Republican Party
             Christy Achziger, Utah Republican Party


MOTION:    Rep. Richardson moved to table the bill. The motion failed with Rep. Perry, Rep. Richardson, Rep. Sagers and Rep. Vickers voting in favor of the motion.

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Perry, Rep. Richardson and Rep. Sagers voting against the motion. Rep. Vickers was absent for the vote.

H.J.R. 11    Joint Resolution Honoring Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Fire (Rep. L. Perry)

Rep. Perry presented the resolution to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Sagers moved to pass the resolution with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to place H.J.R. 11 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

S.B. 130    Surplus Property Amendments (Sen. S. Reid) (Rep. R. Wilcox)

Sen. Reid introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to place S.B. 130 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

S.J.R. 12    Joint Resolution - Immigration (Sen. S. Reid) (Rep. R. Wilcox)

Sen. Reid presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Sagers moved to pass the resolution with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houck and Rep. Fisher voting in opposition to the motion. Rep. Vickers was absent for the vote.

S.B. 145    Utah Educational Savings Plan Amendments (Sen. W. Niederhauser) (Rep. R. Menlove)

Sen. Niederhauser explained the bill to the committee.


MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to place S.B. 145 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

Rep. Powell adjourned the meeting at 9:32 a.m.












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                    Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair