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MINUTES OF THE SENATE WORKFORCE SERVICES & COMMUNITY AND
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011, 2:00 P.M.
Room 215, Senate Building, State Capitol Complex

            
Members Present:        Sen. Stuart Reid, Committee Chair
            Sen. Ralph Okerlund
            Sen. Jerry Stevenson
            Sen. Michael Waddoups
            Sen. Patricia Jones
            Sen. Karen Morgan

Staff Present:        Art Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
            Karen Allred, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Preston Cochrane, CEO, Fair Credit Foundation
            Ann House, Assistant Professor, Utah State University
            Al Bingham, Citizen
            Dan Deuel, Ogden City resident
            Karen Clark, Vice President, Utah Eagle Forum
            Ron Molen, Citizen
            Steve Gunn, Board Member, Gun Violence Prevention Center
            Clark Aposhian, Chairman, Utah Shooting Sport Council
            Crystal Perry, University of Utah Representative, Students for              Concealed Carry
            Seth England, Intern, Utah Eagle Forum
            Michael W. Homer, Italian Vice Consul, Utah Historical Society
            Joanne R. Milner, Community Advocate, Italian-American

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

Chair Reid called the meeting to order at 2:11 p.m.

MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to approve minutes of the January 25, 2011, meeting.

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

1.     S.C.R. 2 Financial Responsibility Concurrent Resolution (P. Jones)

    
Rep. Jones explained the bill

    Preston Cochrane, CEO, Fair Credit Foundation; Ann House, Assistant Professor, Utah State     University and Al Bingham spoke in support of the bill.



     MOTION: Sen. Waddoups moved to adopt the following amendment:

    Page 5, line 142:

     After "Economic Education," insert "the Utah Broadcasters Association, AARP."

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

     MOTION: Rep. Morgan moved to transmit S.C.R. 2 with a favorable recommendation.
    
    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Stevensen absent for the vote.

2.     H.B. 219 State Firearm Designation (C. Wimmer)

    
Rep. Wimmer presented the bill.

    The following amendments were proposed:

1.    Page 1, Line 13 :    

             13          .    designates the
  John M.       Browning      {   model   }        designed       M1911 automatic pistol as the state firearm.


2.    Page 2, Line 37 :    

             37          (8) Utah's state firearm is the
  John M.       Browning      {   model   }        designed       M1911 automatic pistol.

    
    MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to adopt the amendments.

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

    Rep. Wimmer further explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.

    Dan Deuel, Ogden resident; Karen Clark, Vice President, Eagle Forum; Clark Aposhian,     Chairman, Utah Shooting Sport Council; Crystal Perry, University of Utah, Students     for Concealed Carry and Seth England, Eagle Forum spoke in support of     the bill.

    Ron Molen, Salt Lake City resident and Steve Gunn, Board Member, Gun Violence     Prevention Center spoke in opposition to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to transmit H.B. 219 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed with Sens. Reid, Okerland, Stevenson and Waddoups voting in support of


     the motion and Sens. Jones and Morgan voting in opposition.

3.     H.B. 44 Italian-American Heritage Month Designation (C. Watkins)

    Rep. Watkins explained the bill.

    Michael Homer, Italian Vice Consul, Utah Historical Society and Joanne R. Milner ,     Community Advocate, Italian-American spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Waddoups moved to transmit H.B. 44 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     Without objection, the committed recommended that H.B. 44 be placed on the Consent      Calendar.

4.     H.J.R. 9 Navajo Code Talkers' Joint Resolution (\C. Watkins)

    
Rep. Walker explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Stevenson moved to transmit H.J.R. 9 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Stevenson moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.
    
     Chair Reid adjourned the meeting at 3:40 p.m.

    Minutes were reported by Karen Allred Secretary.



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Sen. Stuart Reid, Committee Chair