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HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
January 23, 2012
Rep. Brad Galvez, Vice Chair
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Janice Fisher
Rep. Craig Frank
Rep. Richard Greenwood
Rep. Curt Oda
Rep. Lee Perry
Rep. Doug Sagers
Rep. Evan Vickers
STAFF PRESENT: Arthur Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Chair Powell called the meeting to order at 3:18 p.m.
H.B. 215 Labor Related Amendments (Rep. M. Morley)
Rep. Morley introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Rep. Ken Ivory, District 47.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Alan Hennebold, Utah Labor Commission (handouts)
Spoke in opposition to the bill: David Spatafore, Coalition for a Stronger Utah (handouts)
Dennis Chavez, Chavez LLC
MOTION: Rep. Greenwood moved to pass the bill out favorably.
MOTION: Rep. Vickers moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed with Rep. Greenwood, Rep. Frank, Rep. Sagers, and Rep. Galvez voting in opposition to the motion. Rep. Oda was absent for the vote.
H.B. 251 Utah State Personnel Management Act Amendments (Rep. B. Daw)
MOTION: Rep. Frank moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 251. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Oda absent for the vote.
Rep. Daw introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Todd Losser, Utah Public Employees Association, and Jeff Herring, Department of Human Resources Management.
MOTION: Rep. Galvez moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 251 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 245 Amendment to Definition of Smoking in Utah Indoor Clean Air Act (Rep. B. Last)
MOTION: Rep. Vickers moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 3, Lines 80 through 86 :
81 (a) the possession of any lighted or heated tobacco product in any form[
82 (b) inhaling, exhaling, burning, or heating a substance intended for inhalation through a
83 cigar, cigarette, pipe, or hookah;
84 (c) using an e-cigarette;
85 (d) using an oral smoking device intended to circumvent the prohibition of smoking in
86 this chapter.
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously,
Rep. Last introduced the bill to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Kevin Nelson, M.D., Pediatrician Against Second-Hand Smoke
James Bemel, Ph.D., Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Utah
Rob Wall, city attorney, South Jordan City
Teresa Garrett, Department of Health
Gabe Stefanson, Project 1200
Chair Powell relinquished the chair to Vice Chair Galvez.
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Nathan Porter, Huka Bar and Grill
Ryan Hancey, attorney, representing Huka Bar and Grill
Jacinda Ross, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternative Association (handouts)
Rep. Bryan Doughty, District 30
MOTION: Rep. Perry moved to hold the bill in committee.
MOTION: Rep. Sagers moved to pass the bill out favorably.
After further discussion, Rep. Sagers withdrew the motion.
The original motion to hold the bill in committee passed unanimously with Chair Powell absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Perry moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Chair Powell absent for the vote.
Vice Chair Galvez adjourned the meeting at 5:34 p.m.
Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair