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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING

Room 20, West Office Building

February 1, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Kay McIff, Chair
                Rep. LaVar Christensen, Vice Chair
                Rep. Derek Brown                
                Rep. Fred Cox
                Rep. Eric Hutchings
                Rep. Ken Ivory
                Rep. Brian King
                Rep. Paul Ray
                Rep. V. Lowry Snow
                Rep. Mark A. Wheatley
                Rep. Brad Wilson

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Brian Doughty
                Rep. Chris Herrod
        
STAFF PRESENT:        Mr. Jerry D. Howe, Policy Analyst
                Ms. Linda Black, Committee Secretary
    

NOTE:    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair McIff called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m.

H.B. 52    Victims' Rights (Rep. R. C. Webb) (handout)

Rep. Webb presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. McIff moved to replace H.B. 52 with 1st Substitute H.B. 52. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Doughty, Rep. Herrod, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Ivory, Rep. King, and Rep. Wilson absent for the vote.

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


1.    Page 1, Line 1 :    

             1     
{   VICTIMS' RIGHTS   }        NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
AMENDMENTS  


The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Doughty, Rep. Herrod, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Ivory, Rep. King, and Rep. Wilson absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved amend the bill as follows:


1.    Page 2, Line 49 :    

             49          (3) "Memorabilia" means any tangible property of a
{   person   }        defendant or a representative or assignee of a defendant       [convicted of a first degree


2.    Page 3, Line 71 :    

             71          (1) Any
{   person   }        defendant or a representative or assignee of a defendant       who receives a profit from the sale or transfer of memorabilia shall


The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Doughty, Rep. Herrod, Rep. Ivory, and Rep. King absent for the vote.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Mr. Scott Reed, Office of the Attorney General

MOTION:    Rep. Snow moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 52, as amended, with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Doughty, Rep. Herrod, Rep. Ivory, and Rep. King absent for the vote.

H.B. 57    Age Difference in Sexual Offenses (Rep. R. Greenwood)

Rep. Greenwood presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Mr. Rod Layton, spoke for himself
                Ms. Liz Zentner, Utah PTA, President Elect

MOTION:    Rep. Wilson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Doughty, Rep. Herrod, and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.

H.B. 301    National Guard - Nonjudicial Punishment (Rep. V. Peterson)

Rep. Peterson presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Wilson moved to replace H.B. 301 with 1st Substitute H.B. 301. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Brown, Rep. Doughty, Rep. Herrod, and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.

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



1.    Page 5, Line 127 :    

             127          (a)
{   fine or   } forfeiture of more than seven day's pay;


Spoke in favor of the bill:     Lt. Col Kevin Cutler, Utah Air National Guard     


MOTION:
    Rep. Hutchings moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B, 301, as amended, with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Brown, Rep. Doughty, and Rep. Herrod absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Christensen moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Brown, Rep. Doughty, and Rep. Herrod absent for the vote.

Chair McIff adjourned the meeting at 5:25 p.m.










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                    Rep. Kay McIff, Chair