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MINUTES OF THE
SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
FEBRUARY 3 , 2011
, PM
ROOM 250, STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:    Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair
    Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
    Sen. Steve H. Urquhart
    Sen. Michael G. Waddoups
    Sen. Ben McAdams
    Sen. Ross I. Romero
    
Staff Present:    Jerry Howe, Policy Analyst
    Kathy Helgesen, Committee Secretary
    
Public Speakers Present:    Rick Schwermer, Administrative Office of the Court
    Stewart Ralphs, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake
    Kim Grant, For Children's Sake
    Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute
    Lynn Skowronski, volunteer, Coalition of Parental Rights
    Jackie deGaston, Eagle Forum
    Kit Rowley, Past President, Utah Medical Alliance
    Kim Dahl, volunteer, Coalition of Parental Rights
    Karen Noyce, volunteer in 12 step family support group
    Marilyn Newman, marriage and family therapist
    Lana Taylor, Attorney General's Office, representing BCI

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

Committee Chair Madsen called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m.     
1.     SJR10 - Joint Resolution Closing Orem Court Facility (J. Valentine)

    
Sen. Valentine presented the bill.

    MOTION:
Sen. Hillyard made a motion to send S.J.R. 10 forward with a favorable recommendation.
    
    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. McAdams absent for the vote.

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

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

2.     SB143 - Judiciary Amendments (L. Hillyard)



    
Sen. Hillyard presented the bill.

    Mr. Schwermer spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Hillyard made a motion to pass S.B. 143 with a favorable recommendation.
    
    The motion passed unanimously.

3.     SB96 - Alimony Amendments (L. Hillyard)

    
Sen. Hillyard presented the bill.

    Mr. Ralphs, Ms. Grant, Mr. Rasmussen, Ms. Skowronski, Ms. deGaston, Ms. Rowley, Ms. Dahl, Ms. Noyes, and Ms. Newman spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Hillyard made a motion to delete in title and body S.B. 96 and replace it with 1st Substitute S.B. 96.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. McAdams and Sen. Romero absent for the vote.

    MOTION:
Sen. Hillyard made a motion to move to the next bill on the agenda.    

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. McAdams and Sen. Romero absent for the vote.

4.     HB56 - Expungement Amendments (Julie Fisher)

    Rep. Fisher presented the bill.

    Ms. Taylor and Ms. deGaston spoke to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. McAdams moved to pass H.B. 56 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard and Sen. Romero absent for the vote.

5.     HB192 - Controlled Substances Advisory Committee Amendments (P. Ray)    

    Rep. Ray presented the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Waddoups moved to pass H.B. 192 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard and Sen. Romero absent for the vote.



     MOTION: Sen. Waddoups moved to adjourn.

    The meeting adjourned at 5:54 p.m.

    
        

Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair