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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 9, 2011



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

Members Excused:    Rep. Greg Hughes
            
Members Absent:    Rep. Don Ipson
            Rep. Bill Wright

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 4:00 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2011 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Arent, Rep. Eliason, Rep. Litvack and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

Rep. Greenwood relinquished the Chair to Rep. Oda

H.B. 177    Canine Body Armor Restricted Account and Income Tax Contribution (Rep. R. Greenwood)

Rep. Greenwood explained the bill to the committee.
Assisted by:             Ms. Jackie McCowan-Rose, citizen
                Sargent Brian Todd, Midvale City Police

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Mayor JoAnn B. Seghini, Midvale City Mayor
                Sargent Wendell Nope, Utah Department of Public Safety


Rep. Oda relinquished the Chair to Rep. Wimmer

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

Rep. Greenwood resumed the Chair.

H.B. 271    Restrictions on Political Subdivisions Regarding the Regulation of Knives (Rep. R. Wilcox)

Rep. Wilcox explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:        Mr. Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Ms. Crystal Perry, Utah Shooting Sports Council

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

MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.

Rep. Greenwood adjourned the meeting at 5:05 p.m.












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                        Rep. Curtis Oda, Chair