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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450, State Capitol

February 2, 2012

Members Present:    Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Chair
            Rep. Dixon Pitcher, Vice Chair
            Rep. Jim Bird                            
            Rep. Derek Brown
            Rep. Brian Doughty
            Rep. Susan Duckworth                        
            Rep. Gage Froerer             
            
Rep. Don Ipson             
            
Rep. Todd Kiser
            Rep. Brad Last
            Rep. Michael Morley            
            Rep. Curt Webb
            
Rep. Larry Wiley
            Rep. Brad Wilson
             
Staff Present:    Mr. Bryant Howe, Assistant Director            
            Ms. Rosemary Young, Committee Secretary

Note:        List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .

Vice Chair Pitcher called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to approve the minutes of the January 31, 2012 and February 1, 2012 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Froerer, Rep. Last, and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

S.B. 90    Securities Fraud Reporting Program Act Amendments (Sen. B. McAdams)

Sen. McAdams explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 3, Lines 63 through 65
    Senate Committee Amendments
    1-26-2012 :
    

             63          (3) (a) Subject to the other provisions of this section, the commission may determine
             64      the amount of award paid under this section, except that in determining the amount the
             65      commission S.
{   [   } shall      {   ]   }      {   may   } .S consider:



Spoke against the amendment:    Megan Corrent, Utah Association for Justice

Spoke for the amendment:        Paul Rogers, Fidelity Investments

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Last absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to transmit S.B. 90 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. last absent for the vote.

S.B. 91    Utah Uniform Securities Act Amendments and Civil Actions (Sen. B. McAdams)

Sen. McAdams explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 2, Lines 54 through 56
    Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    1-31-2012 :
    

             54          (2) The court in a suit brought under Subsection (1) may award an amount
  up to or       equal to

             55      three times the consideration paid for the security, together with interest, costs, and attorney
             56      fees, less any amounts, all as specified in Subsection (1) upon a showing that:
The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to transmit S.B. 91 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Bird voting in opposition.

Vice Chair Pitcher relinquished the chair to Chair Dunnigan.

H.B. 305    Construction Code Revisions (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer distributed a handout and explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 2, Lines 32 through 37 :    

             32      bracing, wall anchors, and appendages such as cornices, spires, towers, tanks, signs,

statuary,
             33      etc. evaluated by a licensed engineer when [said] the building is undergoing [reroofing, or
             34      alteration of or repair to said feature.] structural alterations

  , which may include structural sheathing replacement of 10% or greater,       or        other       structural repairs. Reroofing or

             35      water membrane replacement may not be considered a structural alteration or repair for
             36      purposes of this section. Such parapet bracing, wall anchors, and appendages shall be
             37      evaluated in accordance with 75% of the seismic forces as specified in Section 1613. When
The motion passed unanimously.

Spoke against the bill:    Roger Evans, Utah Seismic Safety Commission (handout)
                David Pierson, Structural Engineers Assocation of Utah
                Brent Ursenback, Salt Lake County Planning & Development
                    (handout)

MOTION:    Rep. Last moved to transmit H.B. 305 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Bird, Rep. Doughty, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Wiley, and Rep. Wilson voting in opposition, and Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Pitcher resumed the chair.
                
S.B. 129    Unemployment Insurance Modifications (Sen. C. Bramble)

Senator Bramble distributed a handout and explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Candace Daly, National Federation of Independent Business

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to transmit S.B. 129 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Kiser absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to place S.B. 129 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Kiser and Rep. Last absent for the vote.

S.B. 32    Breast Cancer Prevention Amendments (Sen. K. Mayne)

Sen. Mayne explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Kathryn Rowley, Utah Department of Health


MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to transmit S.B. 32 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Froerer, Rep. Ipson, Rep. Kiser, Rep. Last, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to place S.B. 32 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Froerer, Rep. Ipson, Rep. Kiser, Rep. Last, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Brown moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Froerer, Rep. Ipson, Rep. Kiser, Rep. Last, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Pitcher adjourned the meeting at 5:54 p.m.









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                         Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair