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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 450 Utah State Capitol

March 2, 2011


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair
            Rep. Rebecca P. Edwards, Vice Chair
            Rep. Johnny Anderson
            Rep. Jack R. Draxler
            Rep. James A. Dunnigan
            Rep. Michael T. Morley
            Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson
            Rep. Dixon M. Pitcher
            Rep. Marie H. Poulson
            Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom            
            Rep. Larry B.Wiley

MEMBER ABSENT:        Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig

STAFF PRESENT:        Joseph Wade, Policy Analyst
            Karen Mitchell, Committee Secretary

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

Rep. Webb called the meeting to order at 8:07 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Poulson moved to approve the minutes of February 28, 2011. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Morley, Rep. Pitcher, Rep. Sandstrom, Rep. Seelig, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

H.B. 412    Land Use Revisions (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Draxler moved to pass out H.B. 412 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Pitcher, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Pitcher, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

1st Sub. S.B. 243    Historic Areas or Sites Amendments (Sen. W. Niederhauser) (Rep. C. Herrod)



Sen. Niederhauser introduced the bill to the committee.

Rep. Edwards moved to amend the bill as follows:


1.    Page 2, Line 53 :    

             53          (c) The provisions of
  this       Subsection (4) do not apply to an adopted or amended land use


The motion to amend passed unanimously with Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

Spoke in favor of the bill:     Jodi Howick, Citizen
            Roger Little, Citizen
            Mike Ostermiller, Land Use Development

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Jan Hemming, Citizen
                Fientje Allis-VanRossum, Citizen
                Kirk Huffaker, Utah Heritage Foundation

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to pass out 1st Substitute S.B. 243, as amended, with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Draxler and Rep. Poulson voting in opposition. Rep. Seelig was absent for the vote.

2nd Sub. S.B. 290    Abatement of Weeds, Garbage, Refuse, and Unsightly Objects (Sen. P. Knudson) (Rep. E. Hutchings)

Sen. Knudson introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Jodi Hoffman, Utah League of Cities and Towns
    
Spoke to the bill:    Lynn Hinrichs, Division of Facilities and Maintenance
        
MOTION:     Rep. Wiley moved to pass out 2nd Substitute S.B. 290 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.     

S.B. 172    Political Subdivisions Administration Amendments (Sen. H. Stephenson) (Rep. M. Morley)

Rep. Morley introduced the bill to the committee.


MOTION:    Rep. Pitcher moved to pass out S.B 172 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

1st Sub. S.B. 178    Municipal Land Use Amendments (Sen. C. Bramble) (Rep. D. Sanpei)


Sen. Bramble introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Leo Lines, Citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Sandstrom moved to pass out 1st Substitute S.B. 178 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

S.J.R. 25    Federal Law Joint Resolution (Sen. J. Valentine) (Rep. L. Perry)

Sen. Valentine introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Pitcher moved to pass out S.J.R. 25 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Draxler moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

Rep. Webb adjourned the meeting at 9:15 a.m.







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                    Rep. Curt Webb, Chair