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MINUTES OF THE SENATE BUSINESS & LABOR STANDING COMMITTEE

         WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING



Members Present:    Sen. John Valentine, Chair
        Sen. Curt Bramble
        Sen. David Hinkins
        Sen. Dan Liljenquist
        Sen. Steve Urquhart
        Sen. Kevin VanTassell
        Sen. Gene Davis
        Sen. Karen Mayne
    
Staff Present:    Bryant R. Howe, Assistant Director
        Karen Allred, Committee Secretary
        
Public Speakers Present: Craig Bickmore, Executive Director, New Car Dealers of Utah
        Frank Pignaneli, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
        Randy George, Vice President of Operations, Allied Utah Sign          Association
        Michael Record, Young Electric Sign Company, President, Utah
         Sign Association
        Rich Thorn, President/CEO, Associated General Contractors
        Richard T. Maughan, Davis County Recorder, Utah Association of          County Recorders
        David Spatafore, The Coalition for a Stronger Utah Economy
        Rob Bay, CSG, Workforce Partners         Dennis Chavez, Managing Partner, Chavez LLC, Coalition for a          Stronger Utah Economy
        Darrell Bostwick, Chapter Counsel, Associated Builders and          Contractors

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

Chair Valentine called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. and announced that, at the request of the sponsor, S.B. 40 would not be heard today.

Approval of Minutes

    MOTION:
Sen. Liljenquist moved to approve minutes of the February 24, 2011.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble, Urquhart and Davis absent for the vote.

1.     S.B. 121 New Automobile Franchise Act Amendments (D. Liljenquist)
    


    Sen. Liljenquist explained the bill.

    Craig Bickmore, Executive Director, New Car Dealers of Utah, spoke in support of the bill.

    Frank Pignaneli, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to transmit S.B. 121 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble, Urquhart and Davis absent for the vote.

2.     S.B. 42 Regulation of Sign Companies (P. Jones)

    
The following amendments were distributed:

1.    Page 2, Line 39 :    

             39          (b) (i) As used in this Subsection (2)(b), "sign contractor"
  :

    (A)  
means a sign installation


2.    Page 2, Line 41 :    

             41      division rules
{  .   }       ; and

    (B) does not include a sign installation contractor or nonelectrical outdoor advertising sign contractor, as classified and defined in division rules, that is subject to Title 72, Chapter 7, Part 5, Utah Outdoor Advertising Act.  


    MOTION:
Sen. VanTassell moved to adopt the amendments.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble, Urquhart and Davis absent for the vote.

    Sen. Jones explained the bill.

    Randy George, Vice President of Operations, Allied Utah Sign Association; Michael Record,     Young Electric Sign Company, President, Utah Sign Association, and Rich Thorn,     President/CEO, Associated General Contractors spoke in support of the bill.

    MOTION:
Sen. Mayne moved to transmit S.B. 42 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Bramble absent for the vote.

3.     S.B. 117 Community Association Act Amendments (S. Urquhart)


    
Sen. Urquhart presented the bill.

    Richard T. Maughan, Davis County Recorder, Utah Association of County Recorders     expressed concerns with the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Bramble absent for the vote.

4.     S.B. 35 Construction Licensees Related Amendments (K. Mayne)

    
MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to delete in body and title S.B. 35 and replace it with 1st     Sub. S.B. 35.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     1st Sub. S.B. 35 (K. Mayne)

    
Sen. Mayne explained the bill.

    David Spatafore, The Coalition for a Stronger Utah Economy, distributed a handout, spoke in     support of the bill,and answered questions from the committee.

    Rich Thorn, President/CEO, Associated General Contractors; Rob Bay, CSG Workforce     Partners LLC; Dennis Chavez, Managing Partner, Chavez LLC, Coalition for a Stronger     Utah Economy and Darrell Bostwick, Chapter Counsel, Associated Builders and Contractors,
    spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. VanTassell moved to transmit 1st Sub. S.B. 35 with a favorable     recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Valentine adjourned the meeting at 3:12 p.m.
    
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Sen. John Valentine, Committee Chair