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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 4, 2011



Members Present:    Rep. Curt Oda, Chair
            Rep. Richard Greenwood, Vice Chair
            Rep. Patrice Arent            
            Rep. David Butterfield                        
            Rep. Steve Eliason                            
            Rep. Don Ipson
            Rep. David Litvack
            Rep. Lee Perry        
            Rep. Jennifer Seelig
            Rep. Carl Wimmer
            Rep. Bill Wright

Members Absent:    Rep. Keith Grover
            Rep. Greg Hughes

Staff Present:    Mr. Stewart Smith, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Linda Error, Committee Secretary

note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Rep. Greenwood called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Ipson moved to approve the minutes of the February 2, 2011 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Arent, Rep. Litvack, Rep. Seelig and Rep. Wright absent for the vote.

H.B. 75    Dangerous Weapon Amendments (Rep. C. Oda)

Rep. Oda explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Clark Aposhain, Utah Shooting Sport Council. (handout)

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 75. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Litvack, Rep. Seelig and Rep. Wright absent for the vote.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Mr. Peter Cannon, citizen
                Mr. Brent Tenney, Utah Shooting Sports Council
                Mr. Charles Johnson, citizen

Rep. Greenwood relinquished the Chair to Rep. Wimmer.


Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Steven Gunn, Gun Violence Prevention Center
                
Ms. Dee Rowland, Catholic Diocese

Spoke to the bill:        Mr. Ron Gordon, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

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

1.    Page 2, Lines 31 through 38 :    

             31          (1) (a) As used in this section [and Section 76-10-505.5 ,] "on or about school
             32      premises" means [any of the following]:
             33          (i) (A) in a public or private elementary[,] or secondary[,] school; or
             34          (B) on the grounds of any of those schools; and
             35          (ii) (A) in a public
{   [   } or private      {   ]   } [vocational school or postsecondary] institution of higher

             36      education; or
             37          (B) on the grounds of [any of those schools or institutions;] a public institution of
             38      higher education.

The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Perry absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed, with Rep. Arent, Rep. Eliason, Rep. Litvack and Rep. Seelig voting in opposition. Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Perry were absent for the vote.

1st Sub. S.B. 94    Requirements for Constables (Sen. K. Mayne)

Sen. Mayne explained the bill to the committee. (handout)

MOTION:    Rep. Ipson moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Perry absent for the vote.

H.B. 179    Peace Officer Recertification Amendments (Rep. R. Greenwood)

The bill was not considered.

S.C.R. 1    Crisis Intervention Team Program Concurrent Resolution (Sen. P. Jones)

This bill was not considered.



MOTION:    Rep. Ipson moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Perry absent for the vote.

Rep. Wimmer adjourned the meeting at 3:25 p.m.















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                        Rep. Curtis Oda, Chair