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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE
Room W20, House Building, State Capitol Complex
February 16, 2011
Members Present: Rep. Michael Noel, Chair
Rep. Steve Handy, Vice Chair
Rep. Roger Barrus
Rep. Fred C. Cox
Rep. John Dougall
Rep. Lynn Hemingway
Rep. Neal Hendrickson
Rep. Ken Ivory
Rep. Ryan Wilcox
Rep. Brad Wilson
Members Absent: Rep. Chris Herrod
Staff Present: Richard North, Policy Analyst
Tamara Schaff, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Rep. Handy called the meeting to order at 8:09 a.m.
Motion: Rep. Hendrickson moved to approve the minutes of February 15, 2011. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Ivory and Rep. Noel absent for the vote.
H.B. 172 Service Animal Amendments (Rep. K. Grover)
Rep. Grover explained the bill assisted by Mary Ann Cowen.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Kris Fawson, Utah Statewide Independent Living Council
Kate Bradshaw, Vice President of Utah Food Industry Association
Mary Ann Cowen, Salt Lake County A.D.A.
MOTION: Rep. Wilcox moved to pass H.B. 172 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dougall absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Wilcox moved to place H.B. 172 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dougall absent for the vote.
H.B. 102 Electronic Scrap Recycling (Rep. R. Edwards)
Rep. Edwards explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Wilson moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 6, Line 176: After "reimbursement" delete "for" and insert "from"
2. Page 8, Line 221: After "state" insert "shall"
Spoke in favor of the bill: Craig Hall, Attorney for West Jordan
Dorothy Adams, Salt Lake Valley Health Department
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Jeff Hartley, Technicolor
Jodi Hart, Consumer Electronics Association
Dave Davis, Retail Merchants
The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Dougall and Rep. Wilcox absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Hemingway moved to pass H.B. 102 with a favorable recommendation.
MOTION: Rep. Noel called for the previous question. A vote was taken, which passed unanimously.
The motion to pass H.B. 102 with a favorable recommendation failed, with Rep. Cox, Rep. Hemingway, Rep. Hendrickson and Rep. Handy voting in favor. Voting in opposition to the motion were Rep. Barrus, Rep. Dougall, Rep. Ivory, Rep. Wilcox, Rep. Wilson and Rep. Noel.
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Handy adjourned the meeting at 9:49 a.m..
Rep. Michael Noel, Chair