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HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 20, House Building
February 14, 2012
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Brad Galvez, Vice Chair
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Janice Fisher
Rep. Craig Frank
Rep. Curt Oda
Rep. Lee Perry
Rep. Evan Vickers
MEMBERS EXCUSED: Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair
Rep. Richard Greenwood
Rep. Doug Sagers
STAFF PRESENT: Mr. Arthur Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
Ms. Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Vice Chair Galvez called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Vickers moved to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 193 Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Amendments (Rep. B. Doughty)
Rep. Doughty introduced the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Oda moved to pass the bill out favorably.
MOTION: Rep. Perry moved to hold H.B. 193 in committee. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Oda, and Rep. Fisher voting in opposition to the motion.
H.B. 283 State Stores Pilot Program for Days of Sale of Liquor (Rep. P. Arent)
Rep. Arent introduced the bill to the committee.
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Kevin Scholz, citizen (handout)
Gayle Ruzicka, Eagle Forum
Paul Mero, Sutherland Institute
Art Brown, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MOTION: Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Oda, and Rep. Vickers voting in favor of the motion.
H.B. 270 Alcoholic Beverage Control License Amendments (Rep. G. Froerer)
This bill was not heard.
H.B. 142 Alcohol Amendments (Rep. G. Froerer)
MOTION: Rep. Vickers moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 142. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Froerer introduced the bill, assisted by Catherine Lake, Stoel Rives Law Firm.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Kris Longson, citizen
Tai Biesinger, Pentad Properties (handout)
Steve Bogden, Coldwell Banker Realtors
Melva Sine, Utah Restaurant Association
Steve Barth, citizen
Sara Toliver, Ogden/Weber Visitors Bureau
MOTION: Rep. Oda moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Oda moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Vice Chair Galvez adjourned the meeting at 5:40 p.m.
Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair