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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building, State Capitol Complex
January 30, 2012



Members Present:     Rep. Curt Oda, Chair
            Rep. Richard Greenwood, Vice Chair
            Rep. Patrice Arent            
            Rep. David Butterfield                        
            Rep. Craig Frank
            Rep. Keith Grover
            Rep. Greg Hughes                            
            Rep. Don Ipson
            Rep. David Litvack
            Rep. Daniel McCay
            Rep. Lee Perry        
            Rep. Jennifer Seelig            
            Rep. Bill Wright         

Staff Present:         Mr. Nathan Brady, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Linda Error, Committee Secretary

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

Rep. Greenwood called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to approve the minutes of the January 26, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Butterfield, Rep. Frank, Rep. Hughes, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

Rep. Greenwood relinquished the chair to Rep. Oda.

H.B. 257    Controlled Substance Database Amendments (Rep. B. Daw)

Rep. Daw introduced and explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Mark Steinagel, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
            Mr. James Cloyd, licensed psychologist

After committee discussion, H.B. 257 will be placed on the next meeting's agenda for further consideration.





H.B. 49    Firearms Revisions (Rep. P. Ray)


Rep. Ray introduced and explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Perry moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 49. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Rep. Butterfield, Rep.Hughes, and Rep. Wright absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill:        Mr. Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
                Mr. Clark Aposhian, Utah Shooting Sports Council
                Mr. Paul Boyden, Statewide Association of Prosecutors

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Steven Gun, Gun Violence Prevention Council
                Ms. Jean Hill, Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

Spoke for the bill:        Mr. Zachary Bowman, citizen, West Valley City

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Arent, Rep. Litvak, and Rep. Seelig voting in opposition.

H.B. 282    Criminal Offense Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)

Rep. Ray introduced and explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Paul Boyden, Statewide Association of Prosecutors.

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

H.B. 289    Reauthorization of Corrections Education Programs (Rep. C. Watkins)

Rep. Watkins introduced and explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Seelig and Rep Wright absent for the vote.

MOTION:
    Rep. Litvack moved to place H.B. 289 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Seelig and Rep. Wright absent for the vote.






MOTION:    Rep. Ipson moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Seelig and Rep. Wright absent for the vote.

Rep. Oda adjourned the meeting at 3:21 p.m.









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                        Rep. Curtis Oda, Chair