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LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building, State Capitol Complex
January 31, 2012
Rep. Richard Greenwood, Vice Chair
Rep. Patrice Arent
Rep. David Butterfield
Rep. Craig Frank
Rep. Greg Hughes
Rep. Don Ipson
Rep. David Litvack
Rep. Daniel McCay
Rep. Lee Perry
Rep. Jennifer Seelig
Members absent: Rep. Keith Grover
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 4:07 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Frank moved to approve the minutes of the January 30, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Hughes and Rep. McCay absent for the vote.
H.B. 79 Enticing a Minor Amendments (Rep. R. C. Webb)
Rep. Webb introduced and explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Ipson moved to return the bill to the Rules Committee with a recommendation for interim study. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.
H.B. 257 Controlled Substance Database Amendments (Rep. B. Daw)
MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 257. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 88 Custody Amendments (Rep. R. Wilcox)
Rep. Wilcox introduced and explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Ms. Julie Anderson, citizen.
MOTION: Rep. Oda moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Lines 11 through 13 :
11 This bill:
12 . adds to the divorce statute a statement that the court may not discriminate against a
13 parent based on age, race,
color, national origin, religious preference, or gender when deciding custody.
2. Page 2, Lines 29 through 30 :
29 (a) In determining any form of custody, the court may not discriminate against a parent
30 due to gender, race,
color, national origin, religious preference, or age, but shall consider the best interests of the child
The motion to amend passed unanimously.
Spoke for the bill: Dr. Nikos Linardakis, parent
Ms. Casey Stallone, citizen
Mr. Dan Deuel, American Parental Action League
Ms. Alexis Shover, citizen
Ms. Lisa Glenn, citizen
MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Ipson moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Greenwood adjourned the meeting at 4:55 p.m.
Rep. Curtis Oda, Chair