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Rep. LaVar Christensen, Vice Chair
Rep. Derek Brown
Rep. Fred Cox
Rep. Brian Doughty
Rep. Chris Herrod
Rep. Eric Hutchings
Rep. Ken Ivory
Rep. Brian King
Rep. V. Lowry Snow
Rep. Mark A. Wheatley
Rep. Brad Wilson
Chair McIff called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Snow moved to approve the minutes of February 21, 2012. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. Ivory, and Rep. Wheatley absent for the vote.
S.B. 141 Reauthorization of Prohibitions on Practicing Law Without a License (Sen. S. Jenkins) (Rep. K. McIff)
At the request of the Senate sponsor, Rep. McIff presented the bill.
MOTION: Rep McIff moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep.Hutchings moved to place S.B. 141 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rel Brown and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.
H.B. 161 Rights of Parents and Children (Rep. L. Christensen)
Rep. Christensen presented the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Christensen moved to replace H.B, 161 with 2nd Substitute H.B. 161. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Cox moved to amend the bill as follows:
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258 (h) that, after a period of trial during which the child was returned to live in the child's
259 own home, the parent substantially and continuously or repeatedly refused or failed to give the
260 child proper parental care and protection;
261 (i) the terms and conditions of safe relinquishment of a newborn child have been
262 complied with, pursuant to Title 62A, Chapter 4a, Part 8, Safe Relinquishment of a Newborn
(j) that the life of the child is in danger
The motion failed with Rep. Cox voting in favor. Rep. King was absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Snow moved to amend the bill as follows:
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The full, balanced consideration and application of the principles and
46 recognized and provided in state law constitutes the best interests of a child.
47 (2) } Before the 2013 General Session of the Utah Legislature, the Judiciary, Law
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64 (f) allowing increased opportunity for extended family members to help resolve
65 parental deficiencies in their family without state interference, or loss of a child from the entire
67 (g) whether the division should:
be designated as an authorized lead entity and redirect its current
69 practices in relation to federal law and the receipt of federal funding to strengthen
70 prevent child abuse under 42 U.S.C. 5116; and
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74 unification to the fullest extent possible and as described in the January 2011 legislative audit
(h) the full, balanced consideration and application of the principles and protections recognized and provided in state law constitutes the best interest of a child
The division shall provide the interim committee with:
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79 practices of the state.
The interim committee may request additional information from
the division, as
81 necessary to fulfill the requirements of this section.
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Herrod and Rep. King absent for the vote
Spoke to the bill: Mr. Palmer De Paulis, Department of Human Services
Ms. Laura Bunker, United Families of Utah
Ms. Lynne Skoworski
Ms. Gayle Ruzika, Utah Eagle Forum
Spoke in opposition
to the bill: Ms. Robin Glassey
MOTION: Rep. Wilson moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 161 out favorably as amended. The motion passed with Rep. Doughty, Rep. King, and Rep. Wheatley voting in opposition.
H.B. 490 Asset Protection Trusts (Rep. D. Brown)
Rep. Brown presented the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. King moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Doughty, Rep. Herrod, and Rep. Christensen absent for the vote.
S.B. 100 Law Library Self-help Center (Sen. S. Urquhart) (Rep. V. L. Snow)
At the request of the Senate sponsor, Rep. Snow presented the bill to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: Mr. Dave Becker
MOTION: Rep. Hutchings moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Doughty and Rep. Herrod absent for the vote.
H.B. 231S01 Guardianship Amendments (Rep. K. Powell)
This bill was not heard.
H.B. 346 Amendments Regarding Competency to Stand Trial (Rep. L. Christensen)
The bill was not heard.
MOTION: Rep. Brown moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Doughty and Rep. Herrod absent for the vote.
Chair McIff adjourned the meeting at 9:55 a.m.
Rep. Kay McIff, Chair