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MINUTES OF THE SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS &

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS STANDING COMMITTEE

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2011, 4:00 P.M.

ROOM 415 STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:        Sen. Peter C. Knudson, Chair
                Sen. Margaret Dayton
                Sen. Scott K. Jenkins
                Sen. Luz Robles

Member Absent:        Sen. Daniel Thatcher

Staff Present:             Rich North, Policy Analyst
                 Karen Allred, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Dan Deuel, Legislative Liason, Weber County
                Tab L. Uno, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MPA, Reporter,
                 Examiner. Com
                Ronald Mortensen, Senior Advisor, Davis County 9/12 Project
                Matthew Piccolo, Policy Analyst, Sutherland Institute
                Le Grand Bitter, Executive Director, Utah Association of Special                  Districts        

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

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

Approval of Minutes

     MOTION:
Sen. Dayton moved to approve the minutes of the January 31, 2011 meeting.

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

1.     S.J.R. 8 Ronald Regan Day Joint Resolution (D. Liljenquist)

    
Sen. Liljenquist explained the bill.

    Dan Deuel, Legislative Liason, Weber County spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to transmit S.J.R. 8 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.


2.     S.B. 142 Public Official Contact Information (H. Stephenson)

    Sen. Stephenson explained the bill.

    Tab L. Uno, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MPA, Reporter, Examiner. Com
    spoke to the bill.

     Sen. Dayton proposed the following amendments:

    1. Page 1, Line 17            After "reached" insert "directly"
    
    2. Page 2, Line 47:            After "reached" insert "directly"

    3. Page 5, Line 148:            After "reached" insert "directly"

    4. Page 8, Line 224:            After "reached" insert "directly"

     MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to adopt the amendments.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Ronald Mortensen, Senior Advisor, Davis County 9/12 Project; Matthew Piccolo, Policy     Analyst, Sutherland Institute and Le Grand Bitter, Executive Director, Utah Association of     Special Districts spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to transmit S.B. 142, as amended, with a favorable          recommendation.
        
    The motion passed unanimously.

    MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

    Minutes reported by Karen Allred, Secretary.



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                     Sen. Peter Knudson, Committee Chair