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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 450 State Capitol

                 January 23, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair
            Rep. Becky Edwards, Vice Chair
            Rep. Johnny Anderson
            Rep. Jack R. Draxler
            Rep. James A. Dunnigan
            Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson
            Rep. Dixon M. Pitcher
            Rep. Marie H. Poulson
            Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom
            Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig
            Rep. Larry B.Wiley
        
MEMBER ABSENT:        Rep. Michael T. Morley

STAFF PRESENT:        Mr. Joseph Wade, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Karen Mitchell, Committee Secretary

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

Chair Webb called the meeting to order at 3:20 p.m.

H.B. 243    Municipal Election Revisions (Rep. J. Dougall)

Rep. Dougal introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed              unanimously with Rep. Draxler, Rep. Morley, and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the          vote.

H.B. 58    Changes to Amendments Incorporated into State Construction Code (Rep. J. Peterson)

Rep. J. Peterson introduced the bill to the committee and provided a handout.

Spoke for the bill:        Mr. George Fisher, First Baptist Church, Ogden


    


Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Roger Evans, Utah Seismic Safety Commission
            Mr. Chris Kimball, Structural Engineers Association of Utah
                (a handout was provided)
            Mr. Barry Welliver, Structural Engineers Association of Utah
            Mr. Brent Ursenbach, Salt Lake County
                (a handout was provided)

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with Rep.     Anderson, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Peterson, Rep. Pitcher, and Rep. Webb voting in          favor of the motion. Rep. Morley was absent for the vote.

H.B. 249    Single Family Zoning Designation (Rep. D. Sanpei)

Rep. Sanpei introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 249. The motion passed          unanimously with Rep. Edwards, Rep. Peterson, and Rep. Wiley, and Rep. Morley     absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:     Mr. Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
        
Mr. Paul Smith, Utah Apartment Association
        Mr. Mike Ostermiller, Kyler, Kohler and Ostermiller Attorneys


MOTION:    Rep. Draxler moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 249 out favorably. The              motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderson and Rep. Morley absent for          the vote.

H.B. 253    Voter Registration Amendments (Rep. K. Powell)

Rep. Powell introduced the bill to the committee.

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

1.    Page 2, Line 58 :    

             58          (g) the county clerk receives notice that a voter has been convicted of
{   a   }        any       felony or a


The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Anderson and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.


Spoke to the bill:    Mr. Arie VanDeGraaff, Utah Association of Counties

Spoke against the bill:    Ms. Marina Lowe, ACLU of Utah
            Mr. Danny Harris, AARP
            Mr. John Pace, Citizen (a handout was provided)
            
Ms. Kelli Lundgren, Represent Me Utah

MOTION:    Rep. Draxler moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed     with Rep. Poulson, Rep. Seelig, Rep. Wiley, and Rep. Webb voting in opposition.     Rep. Anderson and Rep. Morley were absent for the vote.

H.B. 246    County Correctional Facilities Funding Amendments (Rep. M. Noel)

This bill was not considered.

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with     Rep. Anderson and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Chair Webb adjourned the meeting at 5:40 p.m.







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                    Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair