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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
January 25, 2011

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair
                    Rep. Johnny Anderson, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Janice M. Fisher
                    Rep. Julie Fisher    
                    Rep. Steve Handy            
                    Rep. Wayne A. Harper
                    Rep. Lynn N. Hemingway                
                    Rep. Todd Kiser
                    Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
                    Rep. Jim Nielson
                    Rep. Jeremy Peterson
                    Rep. Val Peterson
                    Rep. Ken Sumsion

MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Bradley Last    
                    
STAFF PRESENT:            Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
                    Karen Mitchell, Committee Secretary

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


Rep. Daw called the meeting to order at 4:07 p.m.

H.B. 24    Clean Fuel Vehicle Decal (Rep. Julie Fisher)

Rep. Julie Fisher introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Julie Fisher moved to replace H.B. 24 with 1st Substitute H. B. 24. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Harper and Rep. Anderson absent for the vote.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Linda Hull, UDOT

MOTION:     Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably as substituted . The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderson absent for the vote.

H.B. 34    Department of Transportation Settlement Agreement Amendments (Rep. Julie Fisher)

Rep. Julie Fisher introduced the bill to the committee.




MOTION:    Rep. Julie Fisher moved to replace H.B. 34 with 1st Substitute H.B. 34. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderson absent for the vote.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Carlos Braceras, UDOT

Spoke in opposition to the bill: Michael T. Packard, Citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Val Peterson moved to pass the bill out favorably as substituted. The motion
        passed unanimously with Rep. Kiser voting in opposition.

H.B. 193    Public Highway Designation (Rep. C. Watkins)

Rep. Watkins introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Frank Wheeler, Citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Harper moved to pass H.B. 193 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Julie Fisher absent for the vote.

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

H.B. 20    Accident Responsibility Amendments (Rep. C. Herrod)

Rep. Herrod introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to replace H.B. 20 with 1st Substitute H.B. 20. The motion
        passed unanimously with Rep. Julie Fisher absent for the vote.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Paul Boyden, Statewide Association of Prosecutors

MOTION:    Rep. Jeremy Peterson moved to pass the bill out favorably as substituted. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Janice Fisher and Rep. Julie Fisher absent for the vote.    

H.B. 206    Special Group License Plate Amendments (Rep. W. Harper)


Rep. Harper introduced the bill to the committee and provided a handout.





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

1.    Page 4, Lines 96 through 99 :    

             96      support special group license plate issuance paid by each applicant.
             97          (b) (i)
  Beginning on July 1, 2011, each participating organization shall collect and hold applications for support special group license plates authorized in Section 41-1a-422 on or after July 1, 2011, until it has received at least 1,000 applications.

    (ii) Once a participating organization has received at least 1,000 applications, it shall submit the applications, along with the necessary fees, to the division for the division to begin working on the design and issuance of the new type of support special group license plate to be issued.
    (iii)  
Beginning on July 1, 2011, the division may not work on the issuance or design

             98      of a new support special group license plate authorized in Section 41-1a-422 until the
             99      applications and fees required under
{   Subsection (2)(a)(ii)   }        this Subsection (2)       have been received by the division.


2.    Page 4, Lines 100 through 102 :    

             100          
{   (ii)   }        (iv)       The division shall begin issuance of a new support special group license plate

             101      authorized in Section 41-1a-422 on or after July 1, 2011, no later than six months after
             102      receiving the applications and fees required under
{   Subsection (2)(a)(ii)   }        this Subsection (2)       .


3.    Page 5, Lines 125 through 130 :    

             125          (3) (a) Beginning on July 1, 2011, if a support special group license plate type
             126      authorized in Section 41-1a-422 and issued prior to July 1, 2011, has less than 500 license
             127      plates issued
  each year       for a three consecutive year time period that begins on July 1, the division may

             128      not issue that type of support special group license plate to a new applicant beginning on
             129      January 1 of the following calendar year after the three consecutive year period for which that
             130      type of support special group license plate has less than 500 license plates issued
  each year       .


4.    Page 5, Lines 136 through 141 :    



             136          (4) (a) Beginning on July 1, 2011, if a support special group license plate type
             137      authorized in Section
{   41-1a-122   }        41-1a-422       and issued on or after July 1, 2011, has less than 1,000 license

             138      plates issued
  each year       for a three consecutive year time period that begins on July 1, the division may

             139      not issue that type of support special group license plate to a new applicant beginning on
             140      January 1 of the following calendar year after the three consecutive year time period for which
             141      that type of support special group license plate has less than 1,000 license plates issued
  each year       .


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

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Brad Simpson, DMV
                Kevin Park, DMV
                Michael Cragun, Utah State Tax Commission

MOTION:    Rep. Sumsion moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion         passed unanimously with Rep. Hemingway, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Val Peterson         voting in opposition. Rep. Janice Fisher was absent for the vote.

H.B. 45    Vehicle Impound Amendments (Rep. J. Peterson)

Rep. Jeremy Peterson introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Jeremy Peterson moved to amend the bill as follows:

5.    Page 2, Lines 46 through 49 :    

             46          (vii) (A) that the division or the peace officer has reason to believe has been involved
             47      in an accident described in Section 41-6a-401 , 41-6a-401.3 , or 41-6a-401.5 ; and
             48          (B) whose operator did not remain at the scene of the accident until the operator
             49      fulfilled the requirements described in Section
  41-6a-401 or       41-6a-401.7 .


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

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Jon Greiner, Ogden City Chief of Police


MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed
        unanimously with Rep. Harper absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Harper absent for the vote.

Rep. Daw adjourned the meeting at 5:41 p.m.







                             
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                                 Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair