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HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 6, 2012
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair
Rep. Brad Galvez, Vice Chair
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Craig Frank
Rep. Richard Greenwood
Rep. Curt Oda
Rep. Lee Perry
Rep. Doug Sagers
Rep. Evan Vickers
MEMBERS EXCUSED: Rep. Janice Fisher
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 8:11 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Galvez moved to approve the minutes of the February 2, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Oda and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.
H.B. 19S1 State Issued Identification Numbers (Rep. W. Harper)
Rep. Harper introduced 1st Substitute H.B. 19.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Ronald Mortensen, citizen
MOTION: Rep. Perry moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Oda and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Perry moved to place 1st Substitute H.B. 19 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Oda and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.
H.B. 111 Amendments to Open and Public Meetings Act (Rep. C. Frank)
MOTION: Rep. Frank moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 3, Lines 73 through 75 :
73 (ii) two or more persons belonging to a body described in Subsection (8)(a)(i) who are
in a meeting by the body or a presiding officer of the body to discuss an issue about which the body
75 has authority to make a decision or take action.
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.
Rep. Frank introduced the bill and provided a handout to committee members and the public.
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Lynn Pace, Salt Lake City Attorney
Spoke in favor of the bill: Linda Petersen, Utah Foundation for Open Government
MOTION: Rep. Vickers moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 304 Access to Voter Date of Birth Records (Rep. R. Edwards)
This bill was not heard.
__________________________ Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair