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Members Present:     Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, Chair
            Sen. Stuart Adams
            Sen. Scott Jenkins
            Sen. Peter Knudson
            Sen. Karen Mayne
Staff Present:        Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
            Karen C. Allred, Secretary
Public Speakers Present:    Rob Richards, General Manager, International Regional Landfill
            Paul Rogers, Allied Waste
            Wayne Taylor, Fairfield Town Council
            Linda Hull, Director of Government and Legislative Affairs, Utah              Department of Transportation
            Trent Eyre, Utah Press Association,
            Patricia Smith-Mansfield, Director, Utah State Archives

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

Committee Chair Van Tassell called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Approval of Minutes

     MOTION: Sen. Knudson moved to adopt the minutes of the February 14, 2011 meeting.

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

1.     S.C.R. 8 Concurrent Resolution Approving Solid Waste Facility Landfill Permit
(W. Niederhauser)

    Sen. Niederhauser explained the bill assisted by Rob Richards, General Manager,     International Regional Landfill, who also clarified the bill and answered questions from the     committee.
    Paul Rogers, Allied Waste spoke to the bill.

    Wayne Taylor, Fairfield Town Council spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to transmit S.C.R. 8 with a favorable recommendation.     
    The motion passed unanimously.

2.     S.B. 85 Legal Notice Amendments (S. Urquhart)

Sen. Urquhart explained the bill.

    Linda Hull, Director of Government and Legislative Affairs, Utah Department of     Transportation; Trent Eyre, Utah Press Association, and Patricia Smith-     Mansfield, Director, Utah State Archives spoke to the bill.

The following amendments were distributed:

1.    Page 1, Lines 15 through 16 :    

             15          .    requires a newspaper that publishes a legal notice in the newspaper to publish the
             16      legal notice on a public
  legal       notice website at no additional cost.

2.    Page 2, Lines 51 through 52 :    

             51          (e) "Public
  legal       notice website" means the website described in Subsection (2)(b) for the

             52      purpose of publishing a legal notice online.

3.    Page 3, Lines 63 through 68 :    

             63          [(B)] (b) on a public
  legal       notice website established by the [collective] combined efforts of

             64      Utah's newspapers[.] that collectively distribute newspapers to the majority of newspaper
             65      subscribers in the state.
             66          (3) The public
  legal       notice website shall:

             67          (a) be available for viewing and searching by the general public, free of charge; and
             68          (b) accept legal notice posting from any newspaper in the state.

4.    Page 3, Lines 85 through 88 :    

             85          (5) If legal notice is required by law to be published in a newspaper, the newspaper:
             86          (a) may not charge more for publication than the newspaper's average advertisement
             87      rate; and
             88          (b) shall publish the legal notice on the public
  legal       notice website at no additional cost.

5.    Page 4, Lines 91 through 93 :    

             91          (a) charge more than 50% of the newspaper's average advertisement rate to publish
             92      legal notice on the public
  legal       notice website; or

             93          (b) require the legal notice to be published in the newspaper.
MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to adopt the amendments.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to transmit S.B. 85 with a favorable recommendation.

The motion passed unanimously.

3.     H.B. 68 Off-highway Vehicle Operator Responsibilities (M. Noel)

The bill was not considered.

     MOTION: Sen. Knudson moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Van Tassell adjourned the meeting at 9:39 a.m.

    Minutes reported by Karen Allred, Secretary.

Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, Committee Chair