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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 2, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair
        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:    Mr. Arthur Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
        Ms. Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary

Note:    A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes.

Chair Powell called the meeting to order at 2:18 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Frank moved to approve the minutes of the February 1, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously.


S.B. 16    Ballot Proposition Amendments (Sen. S. Jenkins)

Sen. Jenkins introduced the bill.

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

1.    Page 1, Lines 17 through 18 :    

             17          
{   .    repeals a provision restricting an initiative or referendum related to a land use

             18      ordinance;  
}


2.    Page 2, Line 32 :    

             32          
{   20A-7-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 24   }


3.    Page 14, Line 427 through Page 15, Line 433 :     Delete lines 427 through 433.

    Renumber remaining sections accordingly.




The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to pass the amended bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. After further discussion, the motion was withdrawn.


H.B. 296    Social Services - Employment First Priority (Rep. V. L. Snow)

Rep. Snow introduced the bill to the committee.

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

1.    Page 3, Line 79 :    

             79          (2) When providing services to a recipient, the
{   department   }        division       shall, within funds


2.    Page 3, Line 81 :    

             81      law and memorandums of understanding between the
{   department   }        division       and other state entities that


3.    Page 3, Line 88 :    

             88          (3) The
{   department   }        division       shall develop a written plan to implement the policy described in


4.    Page 4, Line 102 :    

             102          (4) The
{   department   }        division       shall, on an annual basis:


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to pass the bill as amended out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 233    Political Party Registration Amendments (Rep. J. Nielson)

Rep. Nielson introduced the bill.




Spoke in favor of the bill:    Andrew McCullough, Libertarian Party, former candidate for governor

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to place H.B. 233 on the Consent Calendar. After committee discussion, the motion was withdrawn.

MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Powell adjourned the meeting at 2:58 p.m.




                    __________________________
                    Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair