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CORRECTED MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 20, House Building
February 29, 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.

Vice Chair Galvez called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Powell moved to approve the minutes of the February 27, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.


S.B. 177S1    Government Records Access and Management Act Amendments (Sen. C. Bramble)

Sen Bramble introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Frank moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Oda, Rep. Perry, and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.


H.B. 162    Veterans Reintegration Task Force (Rep. T. Cosgrove)

Rep. Cosgrove introduced the bill, assisted by Terry Schow, Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Major Annette Barnes, Utah National Guard
                Al Yardley, Department of Veterans' Affairs

MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.




H.B. 341    Financial Disclosures by Local Candidates (Rep. K. Sumsion)

Rep. Sumsion introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Brent Gardner, Utah Association of Counties
                    Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
                    Mark Thomas, Lieutenant Governor's Office

MOTION:    Rep. Powell moved to hold the bill in committee.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:
    Rep. Frank moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with Rep. Frank, Rep. Perry, and Rep. Oda voting in favor of the motion. Rep. Fisher and Rep. Sagers were absent for the vote.

The original motion to hold the bill in committee passed with Rep. Frank, Rep. Perry, and Rep. Oda voting in opposition to the motion and Rep. Fisher and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.


S.B. 274    Legislative Committee Amendments (Sen. S. Reid)

Sen. Reid introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to place S.B. 274 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.


H.B. 509    Selection of Presidential Electors (Rep. K. Powell)

MOTION:    Rep. Powell moved to adopt 2nd Substitute H.B. 509. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Powell moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 509. The motion passed with Rep. Frank and Rep. Oda voting in opposition to the motion and Rep. Fisher absent for the vote.

Rep. Powell introduced 1st Substitute H.B. 509 to the committee, assisted by Patrick Rosenstiel, National Popular Vote. A handout was provided to committee members.




Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Maryann Christensen, Utah Eagle Forum
                    
Spoke in favor of the bill:    Jim Schnitter, citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to hold the bill and recommend it for Interim study. The motion passed with Rep. Frank, Rep. Oda, and Rep. Perry voting in opposition to the motion.


H.B. 502S1    Incorporation Amendments (Rep. M. Brown)

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to adopt 2nd Substitute H.B. 502 and amend it as follows:

    Page 16, lines 481-484:    Reinstate lines 481-484

The motion to adopt the 2nd Substitute and amendment passed unanimously with Rep. Powell absent for the vote.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Lamont Tyler, citizen
                Margie Lamb, citizen (CORRECTION)

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Roger Dudley, citizen
                    Nicole Dunham, Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor

MOTION:    Rep. Sagers moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 502 as amended. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Fisher, and Rep. Vickers voting in opposition to the motion. Rep. Powell was absent for the vote.


S.B. 273    Surplus Property Amendments (Sen. B. McAdams)

Sen. McAdams introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Frank moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Perry absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Frank moved to place S.B. 273 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Perry and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.






S.J.R. 13    Joint Resolution on Social Security (Sen. J. Valentine)

Sen. Valentine introduced the resolution to the committee.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to place S.J.R. 13 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.


S.B. 197    Attorney General Amendments (Sen. J. Stevenson)


Rep. Powell introduced the bill to the committee, assisted by Wade Farraway of the Attorney General's Office.

MOTION:    Rep. Sagers moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION:    Rep. Powell moved to place S.B. 197 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.


S.B. 114S1    Contesting Public Procurements (Sen. W. Niederhauser)

Rep. Frank introduced the bill to the committee, assisted by Kent Beers, Division of Purchasing.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    LeGrand Bitter, Utah Association of Special Districts

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

MOTION:    Rep. Powell moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Vice Chair Galvez adjourned the meeting at 9:16 a.m.





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                    Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair