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                    MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
                WORKFORCE SERVICES AND COMMUNITY
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Room W025, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 28, 2011

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Jim Bird, Chair
                    Rep. Dean Sanpei, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Keith Grover
                    Rep. David Litvack                    
                    Rep. Val Peterson
                    Rep. Mark Wheatley
                            
MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Ronda Menlove                    
                    
                             
STAFF PRESENT:            Arthur L. Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
                    Rosemary Young, Committee Secretary
                
Note:     A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Rep. Bird called the meeting to order at 4:26 p.m.

MOTION:     Rep. Peterson moved to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover and Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote.

H.B. 295    Outdoor Advertising Amendments (Rep. M. Noel)

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to amend H.B. 295 as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 16 through 17 :    

             16          .    
{   specifies requirements for a changeable message sign face on a public assembly

             17      facility;  
}
  provides that an illumination standard adopted by any jurisdiction shall be uniformly applied to all signs, public or private, on or off premise;      


2.    Page 8, Lines 233 through 240 :    

             233          
{   (e) The illumination of an electronic changeable message sign may not be limited,

             234      except to prevent an electronic sign face from increasing ambient lighting levels by more than
             235      0.3 footcandles when measured:
             236          (i) perpendicular to the sign face; and
             237          (ii) at a distance in feet calculated by taking the square root of the product of

the
             238      following:
             239          (A) the area of the electronic sign face measured in square feet; and
             240          (B) 100.  
}

 

    (e) An illumination standard adopted by any jurisdiction shall be uniformly applied to all signs, public or private, on or off premise.  


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover and Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to amend H.B. 295 as follows:

1.    Page 5, Line 145 :    

             145          (d) has a minimum and permanent seating capacity of at least
{   12,000   }        10,000       people.


2.    Page 11, Line 337 :    

             337          (7) The following criteria shall be used for determining whether an existing sign
  within an interstate outdoor advertising corridor       has as


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover and Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote.

Rep. Noel explained the amended bill to the committee assisted by Craig Moody, Reagan Outdoor Advertising. Jodi Hoffman, Utah League of Cities and Towns, and Michael Wardle, Young Electric Sign Company, spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to transmit H.B. 295 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover absent for the vote.

Rep. Bird relinquished the chair to Rep. Sanpei.

H.B. 384    Veterans Preference Amendments (Rep. T. Cosgrove)

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to amend H.B. 384 as follows:

    Page 2, lines 49-50:        after "examination required", insert a period and delete the                     rest of line 49 and all of line 50


The motion passed unanimously.


Rep. Cosgrove explained the bill to the committee assisted by Col. Scot Olson, Utah National Guard.

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to transmit H.B. 384 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to place H.B. 384 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 391    National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters Modifications (Rep. V. Peterson)

Rep. Peterson explained the bill to the committee assisted by Col. Scot Olson, Utah National Guard.

MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to transmit H.B. 391 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to place H.B. 391 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

H.J.R. 34    Joint Resolution Authorizing Lease of Rio Grande Depot (Rep. D. Litvack)

Rep. Litvack explained the bill to the committee assisted by Jason Mathis, Downtown Alliance.

MOTION:    Rep. Wheatley moved to transmit H.J.R. 34 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Wheatley moved to place H.J.R. 34 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

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








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                    Jim Bird, Chair