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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 20, House Building
February 13, 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 2:03 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to approve the minutes of the February 9, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher, Rep. Frank, and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.


S.B. 145    State Building Board Amendments (Sen. J. S. Adams)

Sen. Adams introduced the bill to the committee.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to place S.B. 145 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 416    Guardian Ad Litem Office References (Rep. V. L. Snow)

Rep. Snow introduced the bill to the committee.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to place H.B. 416 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 219    Use of Public Buildings (Rep. J. Nielson)

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 219. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Perry absent for the vote.

Rep. Nielson introduced the bill and explained the changes in the substitute bill.

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Lynn Pace, Utah League of Cities and Towns

MOTION:    Rep. Fisher moved to hold the bill in committee. The motion passed with Rep. Frank, Rep. Sagers, and Rep. Galvez voting in opposition to the motion.


H.B. 304    Access to Voter Date of Birth Records (Rep. R. Edwards)


Rep. Edwards introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Scott Hogensen, Utah County Elections
                LeGrand Bitter, Utah Association of Special Districts
                Dan Deuel, Weber 9/12 Project
                Ron Mortensen, citizen
                Mark Thomas, Lieutenant Governor's Office

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Shelly Teuscher, Lexis Nexis
                    Lorelei McKinnon, citizen
                    Judy Cox, citizen
                    Todd Taylor, State Democratic Party

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Fisher, and Rep. Frank voting in opposition to the motion.


H.B. 310    State and Political Subdivision Employment Amendments (Rep. D. McCay)


This bill was not heard.

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Powell adjourned the meeting at 3:45 p.m.



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                    Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair