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

February 25, 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 and handouts are filed with committee minutes.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to approve the minutes of the February 23, 2011 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Greenwood, Rep. Oda and Rep. Richardson absent for the vote.

H.B. 130    Election Day Voting Centers (Rep. R. Chavez-Houck)

Rep. Chavez-Houck introduced the bill to the committee, assisted by Pat Beckstead, Davis County Elections Director and Marilyn Gillette, Tooele County Clerk. Rep. Chavez-Houck distributed a handout on voting centers.

Spoke in favor of the bill: Arie Van De Graaff, Utah Association of Counties

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to place H.B. 130 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 490    Utah State Flag Day Commemoration (Rep. Julie Fisher)

Rep. Julie Fisher introduced the bill to the committee.


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

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to place H.B. 490 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

S.J.R. 13    Joint Resolution - Request for Proposals (Sen. H. Stephenson) (Rep. D. Butterfield)

Sen. Stephenson explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to place S.J.R. 13 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 280    State Agency Realignment (Rep. W. Harper)

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to replace H.B. 280 with 1st Substitute H.B. 280. The motion passed unanimously.

Sen. Stephenson explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill: Mike Mower, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor

Spoke against the bill: Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance Association
             Ted Lewis, American Council of Life Insurers

MOTION:
    Rep. Perry moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 328    State Government Work Week (Rep. M. Noel)

Rep. Noel introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill: Rick Schwermer, Administrative Office of the Courts
             Jeff Hartley, contract lobbyist for various energy producers

Spoke to the bill: Jeff Herring, Executive Director, Utah Dept. of Human Resource      Management
         Kim Hood, Executive Director, Utah Dept. of Administrative Services
         Mike Styler, Executive Director, Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Spoke in opposition to the bill: Todd Sutton, Utah Public Employees' Association

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houck voting in opposition.

3rd Sub. S.B. 113    Election District Boundaries (Sen. J. Valentine) (Rep. J. Dougall)

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 9, Lines 269 through 270 :    

             269          (ii) resubmit the corrected map and data to the lieutenant governor and to the
             270      Automated Geographic Reference Center for
{   review   } a new review under this Subsection (2).


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

Sen. Valentine explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill: Craig Frank, Citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Holly Richardson moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Powell adjourned the meeting at 9:59 a.m.










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                    Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair