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MINUTES OF THE SENATE BUSINESS & LABOR STANDING COMMITTEE

         MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING



Members Present:    Sen. John Valentine, Chair
        Sen. David Hinkins
        Sen. Dan Liljenquist
        Sen. Steve Urquhart
        Sen. Kevin Van Tassell
        Sen. Gene Davis
        Sen. Karen Mayne

Member Excused:     Sen. Curt Bramble
    
Staff Present:    Bryant R. Howe, Policy Analyst
        Karen Allred, Committee Secretary
        
Public Speakers Present:     Brent V. Manning, Attorney
        Mark Thomas, Director of Elections, Office of the Lieutenant          Governor
        Keith Woodwell, Director, Division of Securities
        Blaine Walker, Utah Association of Realtors
        Jodi Hoffman, Lobbyist, Utah League of Cities and Towns
        Mark Steinagel, Director, Division of Occupational and          Professional Licensing

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

Chair Valentine called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m.

Approval of Minutes

    MOTION:
Sen. Van Tassell moved to approve minutes of the February 14, 2011, meeting.

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

1.     S.B. 55 Electronic Signatures (S. Urquhart)

    
The following amendments were distributed:

1.    Page 1, Lines 12 through 13 :    

  . defines "state governmental agency";      

             12          .    requires a
  state       governmental agency to adopt a policy concerning electronic signatures


             13
     before the governmental agency may accept an electronic signature; and

2.    Page 2, Lines 39 through 40 :    

  (1) As used in this section:

(a) "State governmental agency" means a state board, authority, commission, institution, department, division, officer, or other state government entity, which is authorized or required by law to make rules, adjudicate, grant or withhold licenses, grant or withhold relief from legal obligations, or perform other similar actions or duties delegated by law.
(b) "State governmental agency" does not include the legislature, its committees, the political subdivisions of the state, or the courts.  

             39          
{   (1)   }        (2)       (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a      {   non-federal   }        state       governmental agency

             40     
{   located in the state   } may not accept an electronic signature unless the        state       governmental agency


3.    Page 2, Lines 47 through 48 :    

             47          (b) Subsection
{   (1)(a)   }        (2)(a)       applies to an electronic signature without regard to whether the

             48      governmental agency is a party to the document, transaction, or other filing.

4.    Page 2, Line 49 :    

             49          [(1)]
{   (2)   }        (3)       A state governmental agency may, [by following the procedures and


5.    Page 3, Line 68 :    

             68          [(2)]
{   (3)   }        (4)       A state governmental agency that makes rules under this section shall submit


6.    Page 3, Line 72 :    

             72          [(3)]
{   (4)   }        (5)       (a) The chief information officer may prepare model rules and standards


7.    Page 3, Line 82 :    

             82          [(d)] (c) Nothing in this Subsection [(3)]
{   (4)   }        (5)       requires a state

       governmental       agency to use the model



8.    Page 3, Lines 85 through 86 :    

             85          [(4)]
{   (5)   }        (6)       Except as provided in Subsection 46-4-301 (6), nothing in this chapter requires

             86      any
{   [   } state      {   ]   } governmental agency to:


9.    Page 3, Line 89 :    

             89          [(5)]
{   (6)   }        (7)       Each state governmental agency shall:


10.    Page 4, Lines 110 through 111 :    

             110          (d) "Sign" or "signature" may include any form of electronic signature authorized by
             111      the governmental agency
  .            {   in accordance with Section 46-4-501 .   }

    
    
MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to adopt the amendments.

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

    Sen. Urquhart explained the bill.

    Brent Manning, Attorney spoke in opposition to the bill.

    Mark Thomas, Director of Elections, Office of the Leiutanant Governor spoke in support of     the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to transmit S.B. 55 with a favorable recommendation.

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

2.     S.B. 151 Real Estate Transactions and Securities (B. McAdams)

    
MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to delete in body and title S.B. 151 and replace it with
    1st Sub. S.B. 151.

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

    Sen. McAdams explained the bill assisted by Keith Woodwell, Director, Division of     Securities.


    Blaine Walker, Utah Association of Realtors spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to transmit 1st Sub. S.B. 151 with a favorable     recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.     S.B. 250 Electronic Transmissions and Directors Actions (B. McAdams)

    
Sen. McAdams explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to transmit S.B. 250 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Valentine declared a conflict of interest.

4.     S.C.R. 13 Rotary Club Concurrent Resolution (G. Davis)

    
The following amendment was proposed:

1.    Page 1, Lines 18 through 24 :    

             18          WHEREAS, the Sugar House Rotary Club was chartered in 1936 and has consistently
             19      provided a venue for community service for business and professional people in the Sugar
             20      House community;
{  

             21          WHEREAS, the Sugar House Rotary Club was the second Club established in Utah;  
}

             22          WHEREAS, the Sugar House Rotary Club has been known as the Sweetest Club in all
             23      of Rotary;
             24          WHEREAS, the Sugar House Rotary Club has been host to many Rotarians from

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to adopt the amendment.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Davis explained the bill.


     MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to transmit S.C.R. 13 with a favorable     recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.    

    
MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved that S.C.R. 13 be placed on the Consent Calendar.

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

5.     H.B. 78 Developer Fees (M. Morley)

    
Rep. Morley explained the bill assisted by Jodi Hoffman, Lobbyist, Utah League of Cities     Towns and proposed to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 18, Lines 532 through 534 :    

             532          (7) A provider of culinary or secondary water that commits to provide a water service
             533      required by a
{   public   } land use application process is subject to the following as if it were a

             534      municipality:


2.    Page 36, Lines 1090 through 1092 :    

             1090          (7) A provider of culinary or secondary water that commits to provide a water service
             1091      required by a
{   public   } land use application process is subject to the following as if it were a

             1092      county:

MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to adopt the amendments.

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

MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to transmit S.B. 78 with a favorable recommendation.

The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Liljenquist absent for the vote.             
6.     H.B. 243 Occupations and Professions Amendments (M. Morley)


    Rep. Morley explained the bill assisted by Mark Steinagle, Director, Division of     Occupational and Professional Licensing.

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to transmit H.B. 243 with a favorable recommendation.

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

     MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to adjourn.

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

    Chair Valentine adjourned the meeting at 5:10 p.m.

    


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Sen. John Valentine, Committee Chair