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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING

Room W020 - House Building, State Capitol Complex

February 11, 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. Eric Hutchings
                Rep. Ken Ivory
                Rep. Brian King
                Rep. Paul Ray
                Rep. Mark A. Wheatley
                Rep. Brad Wilson
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Chris Herrod
        
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 2:05 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Wheatley moved to approve the minutes of February 8, and February 9. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Gibson absent for the vote.

H.B. 59    Arrest and Requirements - with or Without Warrants (Rep. S. Handy)

Rep. Handy presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Pat Nolan, Office of the Attorney General.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Ken Wallentine, Utah Law Enforcement Entities
                Mr. Mark Shurtliff, State Attorney General

Spoke in opposition
or the bill:            Gerald Hasty, citizen
                Rob Latham, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
                Sean Hullinger, Criminal Defense Attorney
                Terry M. Keefe, Chief of Police, Layton City
                Jeremy Roberts, citizen
                Dalane England, Eagle Forum


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

1.    Page 1, Lines 14 through 16 :    

             14          
  . amends language regarding arrest by a peace officer to refer to "probable cause" rather than "reasonable cause; and

      
.     amends a peace officer's authority to make an arrest without a warrant upon

             15
{  
     reasonable   }
  probable       cause by providing that this authority includes any misdemeanor, rather

             16      than current law which grants the authority to arrest upon
{   reasonable   }        probable       cause to class


2.    Page 2, Lines 36 through 37 :    

             36          (2) when the peace officer has
{   reasonable   }        probable       cause to believe a felony or a [class A]

             37      misdemeanor has been committed and has
{   reasonable   }        probable       cause to believe that the person arrested


3.    Page 2, Lines 39 through 40 :    

             39          (3) when the peace officer has
{   reasonable   }        probable       cause to believe the person has committed a

             40      public offense, and there is
{   reasonable   }        probable       cause for believing the person may:


4.    Page 2, Line 44 :    

             44          (4) when the peace officer has
{   reasonable   }        probable       cause to believe the person has committed


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. King, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Gibson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to move to the next item on the agenda.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion failed with Rep. Brown, Rep. Wilson, and Rep. Gibson voting in favor.

The original motion to move to the next item on the agenda passed unanimously, with Rep. Herrod absent for the vote.



S.B. 104    Probate Law Amendments (Sen. J. Valentine)

Sen. Valentine presented the bill to the committee.

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

S.B. 28    Alcohol or Drug Related Offense Amendments (Sen. S. Jenkins) (handout)

Sen. Jenkins presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Jacey Skinner, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.


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

1.    Page 4, Lines 99 through 101 :    

             99          [(iii)]
{   (3)   }        (4)       The Driver License Division shall suspend or revoke the license of a person

             100      as ordered by the court under Subsection [(2)]
{   (9)   }        (10)       .

             101          [(b)]
{   (4)   }        (5)       The Driver License Division shall:


2.    Page 4, Line 111 :    

             111          [(c)]
{   (5)   }        (6)       The Driver License Division shall subtract from any suspension or revocation


3.    Page 4, Line 115 :    

             115          [(d)]
{   (6)   }        (7)       If a conviction recorded as impaired driving is amended to a driving under the


4.    Page 5, Line 122
    Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    2-4-2011 :
    

             122          
{   (7)   }        (8)       A court that reported a conviction of a violation of Section 41-6a-502 for a


5.    Page 5, Line 132
    a.Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    b.2-4-2011 :
    

             132     
{   (7)   }        (8)       (b);



6.    Page 5, Line 134
    Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    2-4-2011 :
    

             134      under Subsection
{   (7)   }        (8)       (c);


7.    Page 5, Line 136
    Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    2-4-2011 :
    

             136      assessment under Subsection
{   (7)   }        (8)       (c) or the court does not order substance abuse treatment;


8.    Page 5, Line 149 through Page 6, Line 150
    a.Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    b.2-4-2011 :
    

             149          
{   (8)   }        (9)       If the court shortens a person's license suspension period in accordance with the

             150      requirements of Subsection
{   (7)   }        (8)       , the court shall forward the order shortening the person's


9.    Page 6, Line 153 :    

             153          [(2)]
{   (9)   }        (10)       (a) (i) In addition to any other penalties provided in this section, a court may


10.    Page 6, Line 157 :    

             157          (ii) The additional suspension or revocation period provided in this Subsection [(2)]
{   (9)   }        (10)      


11.    Page 6, Line 160 :    

             160          (b) If the court suspends or revokes the person's license under this Subsection [(2)]
{   (9)   }        (10)       ,


12.    Page 6, Line 163 :    

             163          [(3)]
{   (10)   }        (11)       (a) The court shall notify the Driver License Division if a person fails to:


13.    Page 6, Line 171 :    


             171          (b) Upon receiving the notification described in Subsection [(3)]
{   (10)   }        (11)       (a), the division


14.    Page 12, Line 345 :    

             345          (A)
{   [   } 18 months      {   ]   }      {   two years if the arrest was made on or after July 1, 2011, and   } unless


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Wheatley absent for the vote.     

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Rick Schwermer, Deputy Director, Administrative Office of the                 Courts

Spoke in opposition
of the bill:            Thomas Terry, citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved pass the bill, as amended, with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Wilson absent for the vote.

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

Rep. J. Peterson presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to replace 1st Substitute H.B. 48 with 2nd Substitute H.B 48. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Christensen, Rep. Ivory, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Wilson absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill:    Ron Gordon, Executive Director, CCJJ
            Rick Schwermer, Deputy Director, Administrative Office of the Courts

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

    1.    Delete on Page 3, Lines 66 through 72    
    
SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to table the bill. The substitute motion failed with Rep. Brown, Rep. Christensen, Rep. Cox, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Gibson voting in opposition.

The original motion by Rep. Cox failed with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Brown, Rep. King, Rep. Ray, Rep. Wheatley, Rep. Gibson, and Chair McIff voting in opposition.


MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to table 1st Substitute H.B. 48. The motion failed, with Rep. Brown, Rep. Christensen, Rep. Cox, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Gibson voting in opposition. Rep. Ivory and Rep. Wilson were absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to move to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed with Rep. Gibson voting in opposition. Rep. Ivory and Rep. Wilson were absent for the vote.

Rep. McIff relinquished the chair to Rep. Gibson.

H.B. 272    Indigent Defense Act Amendments (Rep. K. McIff)

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

1.    Page 3, Lines 85 through 87 :    

             85          (vi) other factors considered relevant by the court.
{  

             86          (c) In determining the reasonableness of the fees and expenses charged by privately
             87      retained defense counsel, the court shall consider the provisions of Section 77-32-304.5 .  
}


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ivory and Rep. Wilson absent for the vote.

Rep. McIff presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Adam Trupp, Utah Association of Counties    
            Rob Latham, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion to adjourn passed unanimously with Rep. Ivory and Rep. Wilson absent for the vote.

Rep. Gibson adjourned the meeting at 5:40 p.m.


    ___________________________________
                    Rep. Kay McIff, Chair