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CORRECTED MINUTES OF THE
SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
JANUARY 28, 2011
, 4:00 PM
ROOM 250, STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:    Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair
    Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
    Sen. Steve H. Urquhart

Members Excused:    Sen. Michael G. Waddoups
    Sen. Ben McAdams
    Sen. Ross I. Romero
    
Staff Present:    Jerry Howe, Policy Analyst
    Kathy Helgesen, Committee Secretary
    
Public Speakers Present:    Steve Christensen, attorney
    Steward Ralphs, ED, Legal Aid Society
    Kim Grant, Domestic Mediator, For Children's Sake
    Lynn Skowronski, Coalition for Parental Rights
    Debbie Shakespeare, divorced mother
    Pamela Smith, Co-chair, Utah County Singles
    Renda Gehrke, Coalition for Parental Rights
    Cherilyn Eager, Coalition for Parental Rights
    Dan Deuel, Executive Director, American Parental Action League
    Kim Dahl, Coalition Parental Rights
    Jackie deGaston, attorney, Affordable Legal Services
    G. Hesly

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

Committee Chair Urquhart called the meeting to order at 2:40 p.m.     
Approval of Minutes

    MOTION:
Sen. Hillyard moved to approve the minutes of January 25 and January 26, 2011.
    
    The motion passed unanimously.

1.     HB0012 - Personal Injury Claims by Personal Representative (T. Kiser)
    

    Sen. Hillyard presented the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Hillyard made a motion to pass H.B. 12 with a favorable recommendation.


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

2.     SB0096 - Alimony Amendments (L. Hillyard)

    
Sen. Hillyard presented the bill.

    Mr. Christensen and Ms. Guerke spoke in opposition to the bill.

    Mr. Ralphs, Ms. Grant, Ms. Skowronski, Ms. Shakespeare, Ms. Smith, Ms. Eager, Mr. Deuel, Ms. Dahl, Ms. deGaston, and Mr. Hesly spoke to the bill.

    Sen. Hillyard requested that the bill be discussed at a future meeting.

3.     HB0021 - Statutorily Required Reports Amendments (D. Ipson)

    Sen. Hillyard presented the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Hillyard made a motion to pass H.B. 21 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Hillyard made a motion to place the bill to the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    

     MOTION: Sen. Hillyard moved to adjourn.

    The meeting adjourned at 4:03 p.m.

    
        

Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair