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

March 2, 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.

Chair Powell called the meeting to order at 7:16 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to approve the minutes of the February 28, 2011 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.

H.B. 293    Underground Storage Tank Act Amendments (Rep. K. McIff)

Rep. McIff explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill: John Hill, Utah Petroleum Marketers and Retailers Association

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

MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to place H.B. 293 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Oda absent for the vote.

S.B. 203    Executive Residence Commission (Sen. J. S. Adams) (Rep. G. Froerer)

Sen. Adams explained the bill to the committee, assisted by Gregg Buxton, State Division of Facilities Construction and Management.

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


MOTION:    Rep. Fisher moved to place S. B. 203 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 204    Capital Development and Improvement Process Approval Requirements Amendments (Sen. J. S. Adams) (Rep. G. Froerer)

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

1.    Page 2, Line 56 through Page 3, Line 60 :    

             56          (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (3)(b), (d), and (e), a capital development
             57      project may not be constructed on state property without legislative approval.
             58          (b) Legislative approval is not required for a capital development project
  that consists of the design or construction of a new facility       if the State

             59      Building Board determines that:
             60          (i) the requesting [higher education] state agency, commission, department, or


2.    Page 3, Line 76 through Page 4, Line 90 :    

             76          (d) Legislative approval is not required for:
             77          (i) the renovation, remodeling, or retrofitting of an existing facility with nonstate
             78      funds[;]
{   , except that legislative approval is required unless the State Building Board makes a

             79      determination that legislative approval is not required in accordance with Subsection (3)(b) for
             80      a renovation, remodeling, or retrofitting that is:
             81          (A) a capital development project; or
             82          (B) so substantial that a facility would not be suitable for occupancy or use by a state
             83      agency, commission, department, or institution without the renovation, remodeling, or
             84      retrofitting as determined  
}
  that has been approved       by the State Building Board;

             85          (ii) a facility to be built with nonstate funds and owned by nonstate entities within
             86      research park areas at the University of Utah and Utah State University;
             87          (iii) a facility to be built at This is the Place State Park by This is the Place Foundation
             88      with funds of the foundation, including grant money from the state, or with donated services or
             89      materials;
             90          (iv) a capital project that:


The motion to amend passed unanimously.

Sen. Adams introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to pass the bill, as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to place S.B. 204 on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

S.J.R. 21    Relations with the Republic of Turkey Joint Resolution (Sen. P. Knudson) (Rep. E. Hutchings)

Sen. Knudson presented the resolution to the committee.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to place S.J.R. 21 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 200    State Debt Collections Amendments (Sen. L. Hillyard) (Rep. M. Brown)

Sen. Hillyard introduced the bill to the committee.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to place S.B. 200 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

S.J.R. 19    Joint Resolution Approving the Houghton Case Final Settlement Agreement (Sen. L. Hillyard) (Rep. S. Duckworth)

Sen. Hillyard introduced the resolution to the committee, assisted by Phil Lott, Attorney General's Office.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Sagers moved to place S.J.R. 19 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.


S.B. 199    Utah Commission on Uniform State Laws (Sen. L. Hillyard) (Rep. B. King)

Sen Hillyard explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to place S.B. 199 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

2nd Sub. S.B. 120    Career Service Amendments (Sen. D. Liljenquist) (Rep. R. Wilcox)

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

1.    Page 4, Lines 97 through 99 :    

             97      based, and who voluntarily apply for and are accepted by the Department of Workforce
             98      Services to work in a pay for performance program designed by the Department of Workforce
             99      Services
  with the concurrence of the executive director       .


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

Sen. Liljenquist explained the bill to the committee, assisted by Geoff Landward, Department of Workforce Services.

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

Spoke against the bill: Jacquie Nielsen, Tea Party Patriots

MOTION:
    Rep. Richardson moved to pass the bill, as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

H.B. 317    Currency Amendments (Rep. B. Galvez)

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to replace H.B. 317 with 1st Substitute H.R. 317. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

Rep. Galvez presented the bill to the committee, assisted by Larry Hilton, Utah Sound Money and Jeff Bell, Policy Director, American Principles Project. Rep. Galvez provided handouts relating to H.B. 317.



Spoke in favor of the bill: Rep. Ken Ivory
             Carlton Bowen, Citizen
             Dan Deuel, Citizen
             Phoenix Roberts, Citizen
             Shaun Kruger, Citizen
             Jacquie Nielsen, Tea Party Patriots
             Ken Cromar, Citizen

Spoke to the bill: Gerald Hasty, Citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houck voting in opposition. Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Sagers were absent for the vote.

1st Sub. S.C.R. 8    Concurrent Resolution Approving a Commercial Nonhazardous Solid Waste Landfill (Sen. W. Niederhauser) (Rep. B. Wright)

The bill was not heard in this meeting at the request of the sponsor.

MOTION:    Rep. Fisher moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.

Chair Powell adjourned the meeting at 9:34 a.m.













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                    Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair