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MINUTES OF THE SENATE WORKFORCE SERVICES & COMMUNITY AND
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011, 9:00 A.M.
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING

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

Member Excused:    Sen. Karen Morgan

Member Absent:    Sen. Jerry Stevenson     
Staff Present:    Art Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
            Karen Allred, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present: Candace Daly, State Director, National Federation of Independent              Businesses
         Jacquie Nielsen, Economist, Tea Party

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

Chair Reid called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.

Approval of Minutes


    MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to approve minutes of the February 15, 2011 meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Waddoups and Jones absent for the vote.

1.     S.B. 198 Division of Housing and Community Development Amendments
    (S. Jenkins)
    
    
Sen. Jenkins explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.

    Candace Daly, National Federation of Small Businesses, spoke in support of the bill.

    Jacquie Nielsen, Economist, Tea Party expressed a concern about the bill.

    
Sen. Jenkins further explained the bill.

    
MOTION: Sen. Okerland moved to transmit S.B. 198 with a favorable recommendation.

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


2.     S.B. 251 Lobbyist Training (M. Waddoups)

    Sen. Waddoups explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to transmit S.B. 251 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.
    
    MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Reid adjourned the meeting at 9:20 a.m.

    


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Sen. Stuart Reid, Committee Chair