! The Capitol Complex is closed to the public due to COVID-19. All meetings will be held virtually online. View procedures and guidelines (PDF) for remote public comment and virtual meeting instructions (PDF).

Link to Zipped WordPerfect Minutes 7K bytes

MINUTES OF THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 28, 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. Bradley Last
                    Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
                    Rep. Jim Nielson
                    Rep. Jeremy Peterson
                    Rep. Val Peterson
                    Rep. Ken Sumsion        
                    
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 8:06 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to approve the minutes of the February 24, 2011 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Harper, Rep. Last, Rep. Nielson, and Rep. Sumsion absent for the vote.

S.B. 45    Wireless Telephone Use Restriction for Minors in Vehicles (Sen. R. Romero) (Rep. L. Perry)

This bill was not considered.

H.B. 296    Highway Construction Contract Amendments (Rep. C. Oda)

Rep. Oda introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Julie Fisher moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Line 26 through Page 2, Line 30 :    

             26          72-6-108.5. Class B and C roads -- Federal-aid highway construction contract.


             27          
  (1)       Subject to the requirements of 23 C.F.R. 1.3 and if requested by a local highway

             28      authority that is the sponsor of the federal-aid highway construction project, the department
             29      shall allow a local highway authority to be an additional contracting party for a federal-aid
             30      highway construction contract on a class B or C road along with the department.
      (2) If a local highway authority makes a request to be an additional contracting party under Subsection (1), the department may include the local highway authority as an additional bondholder or obligee on the performance bond.

    (3) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the department shall have the final authority to make decisions relating to a federal-aid highway construction contract on a class B or C road.  


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Harper and Rep. Nielson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Julie Fisher moved to pass H.B. 296 out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Harper and Rep. Nielson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Harper and Rep. Nielson absent for the vote.

H.B. 314    Insurance Requirements for Child Care Buses (Rep. J. Anderson)

Rep. Anderson introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to pass H.B. 314 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Nielson and Rep. Val Peterson absent for the vote.

H.B. 137    Transportation Changes (Rep. K. Sumsion)

Rep. Sumsion introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Mike Styler, Executive Director, Natural Resources
                Carlos Braceras, Utah Department of Transportation
                Andrew Jackson, Executive Director, Mountainland Association of                     Governments


MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to pass H.B. 137 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Kiser and Rep. Val Peterson absent for the vote
.
S.B. 214    Motor Vehicle Rental Company Fee Disclosures (Sen. J. S. Adams) (Rep. R. Wilcox)

Sen. Adams introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Brian Church, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Utah

MOTION:    Rep. Julie Fisher moved to pass S.B. 214 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Kiser, Rep. Val Peterson, and Rep. Sumsion absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep Harper moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Kiser, Rep. Val Peterson, and Rep. Sumsion absent for the vote.

H.B. 320    4-h Special Group License Plate (Rep. K. Powell)

Rep. Powell introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Reid Rasband, Utah 4-H, Utah State University
                Zachary Cooper, Utah 4-H, Utah State University
                Christie Bunnell, Utah 4-H
                Allan Sulsor, Utah 4-H
                Jolene Bunnell, Utah 4-H

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


1.    Page 1, Lines 19 through 20 :    

             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          This bill takes effect on
{   October 1, 2011   }        January 15, 2012       .


2.    Page 8, Line 217 :    

             217          This bill takes effect on
{   October 1, 2011   }        January 15, 2012       .


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Kiser, Rep. Val Peterson, and Rep. Sumsion absent for the vote.



MOTION:    Rep. Moss moved to pass H.B. 320 out favorably as amended. The motion passed with Rep. Julie Fisher, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Anderson voting in opposition. Rep. Kiser, Rep. Val Peterson, and Rep. Sumsion were absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Val Peterson and Rep. Sumsion absent for the vote.

Rep. Daw adjourned the meeting at 9:03 a.m.
        







                            ___________________________________
                                Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair