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MINUTES OF THE SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS &

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS STANDING COMMITTEE

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2011, 8:00 A.M.

ROOM 415 STATE CAPITOL



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

Staff Present:             Rich North, Policy Analyst
                 Jolene Morgan, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    George Chapman
                Adam Troop, Association of Counties     

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

Committee Chair Knudson called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.

Approval of Minutes

     MOTION:
Sen. Jenkins moved to approve the minutes of the February 17, 2011.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Dayton and Robles absent for the vote.
    
1.     SJR 25 -Federal Law Joint Resolution
    

    Sen. Valentine introduced and explained the bill.

    
George Chapman spoke against the bill.

    
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass SJR 25 out of committee with a favorable           recommendation.         

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Dayton and Robles absent for the vote.

2.      HB 103 - Election Amendments

    Rep. Brown introduced and explained the bill.

    Adam Troop with the Association of Counties spoke for the bill.


     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to pass HB 103 out of committee with a favorable           recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Dayton and Robles absent for the vote.

3.     HB 262 - Divided School District Assets and Liabilities

    
Rep. Sumsion introduced and explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass HB 262 out of committee with a favorable           recommendation.

    
The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Dayton and Jenkins absent for the vote.

4.      HJR 12 S 4 - Joint Resolution on Joint Rules Changes

    
Rep. Harper introduced and explained the bill.
    

    MOTION:
Sen. Thatcher moved to pass HJR 12 S 4 out of committee with a favorable          recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Dayton and Jenkins absent for the vote .    

5.     SB 204 - Capital Development and Improvement Process Approval Requirements      Amendments

    
Sen. Adams introduced and explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass SB 204 out of committee with a favorable           recommendation.

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

6.      HB 265 - Motor Vehicle Emissions Amendments
    
     MOTION: Sen. Robles moved to adopt amendment #2 to this bill.

1.    Page 1, Lines 19 through 20
    House Committee Amendments
    2-10-2011 :
    

             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          
{   None   }        This bill provides an immediate effective date.      


2.    Page 5, Line 140 :    

             140      maintenance program in accordance with the requirements of this section.
    
  Section 2. Effective date.

    If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto, the date of veto override.  

    
    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jenkins absent for the vote.
    
    
Rep. Gibson introduced and explained the bill as amended.
    

    MOTION:
Sen. Dayton moved to pass HB 265 out of committee with a favorable           recommendation.

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

     MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to put HB 265 on the consent calendar.

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

    MOTION:
Sen. Thatcher moved to adjourn.

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

    The meeting adjourned at 8:45 a.m.

    Minutes reported by Jolene Morgan, Secretary.



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                     Sen. Peter Knudson, Committee Chair