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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING

Room W020 - House Building, State Capitol Complex

January 25, 2011

MEMBERS PRESENT:
    Rep. Kay McIff, Chair
                Rep. Francis Gibson, Vice Chair
                Rep. Jackie Biskupski
                Rep. Derek Brown
                Rep. LaVar Christensen
                Rep. Fred Cox
                Rep. Chris Herrod
                Rep. Eric Hutchings
                Rep. Ken Ivory
                Rep. Brian King
                Rep. Paul Ray
                Rep. Mark A. Wheatley
                Rep. Brad Wilson
        
STAFF PRESENT:        Jerry D. Howe, Policy Analyst
                Linda Black, Committee Secretary
    
NOTE:     A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Rep. McIff called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m.

H.B. 10    Renewal of Judgment Act (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Kirk Cullimore, Attorney,

MOTION:    Rep. Brown moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Christensen voting in opposition.

H.B. 48    Fingerprints of Juveniles (Rep. J. Peterson)

This bill was not heard.

H.B. 52    Limitation of Actions - Criminal Offenses (Rep. B. Wilson)

Rep. Wilson explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Vincent Meister, Deputy District Attorney.

Mr. Kent Morgan, Utah Association Defense Lawyers, spoke against the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Hutchings, Rep. King and Rep. Wheatley voting in opposition. Rep. Herrod and Rep. Ray were absent for the vote.



H.B. 56    Expungement Amendments (Rep. Julie Fisher)

Rep. Fisher explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Lana Taylor, Attorney General's Office.

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

H.B. 205    Domestic Violence and Dating Violence Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)

Rep. Ray explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Stewart Ralphs, Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake.

Mr. Dan Deuel, citizen, spoke against the bill.

The Chair requested to move to the next item on the agenda.

H.B. 207    Juvenile Amendments (Rep. W. Harper)

Rep. Harper presented 1st Sub. H.B. 207, Juvenile Amendments (Rep. W. Harper).

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to adopt 1st Sub. H.B. 207, Juvenile Amendments (Rep. W. Harper). The motion passed unanimously with Rep. King absent for the vote.

Rep. Harper explained the substitute bill to the committee with the assistance of Paul Boyden, Director, Prosecutors Association.

Mr. Rick Schwermer, Assistant Court Administrator, spoke to the bill.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously and the Chair adjourned the meeting at 6:15 p.m.





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                    Rep. Kay McIff, Chair