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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 450 State Capitol

January 25, 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. Michael T. Morley
            Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson
            Rep. Dixon M. Pitcher
            Rep. Marie H. Poulson
            Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom
            Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig
            Rep. Larry B. Wiley    

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 2:30 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Poulson moved to approve the minutes of the January 23, 2012 meeting. The     motion passed unanimously with Rep. Draxler, Rep. Seelig, and Rep. Edwards          absent for the vote.

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

Rep. Noel introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Reed Richards, Weber County Sheriffs Office
        Mr. Brent Gardner, Utah Association of Counties

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

H.B. 273    Municipal and County Development Standards (Rep. B. Wilson)

Rep. Wilson introduced the bill to the committee.

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




1.    Page 1, Lines 13 through 15 :    

             13          .    
{   prohibits   }        requires that       a municipality or county      {   from adopting   }        that adopts       an amendment to a specification

             14      for a public improvement
{   unless the municipality or county holds a public hearing

             15      and gives notices  
}
  give notice       ;


2.    Page 2, Lines 37 through 45 :    

             37     
{       (1) A municipality may not adopt an amendment to a specification for a public

             38      improvement that applies to a subdivision or development unless the municipality:
             39          (a) holds a public hearing; and
             40          (b) gives notice of the hearing date, time, and place as provided in Subsection (2).
             41          (2) At least 30 days before the day of the public hearing described in Subsection (1)(a),
             42      a municipality shall:
             43          (a) mail notice to a person who requests with the municipality to receive notice of a
             44      proposed amendment to a public improvement specification; and
             45          (b) publish notice on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .  
}
  Prior to implementing an amendment to adopted specifications for public improvements that apply to subdivision or development, a municipality shall give 30 days mailed notice and an opportunity to comment to anyone who has requested the notice in writing.      


3.    Page 6, Lines 157 through 165 :    

             157
{  
         (1) A county may not adopt an amendment to a specification for a public improvement
             158      that applies to a subdivision or development unless the county:
             159          (a) holds a public hearing; and
             160          (b) gives notice of the hearing date, time, and place as provided in Subsection (2).
             161          (2) At least 30 days before the day of the public hearing described in Subsection (1)(a),
             162      a county shall:


             163          (a) mail notice to a person who requests with the county to receive notice of a proposed
             164      amendment to a public improvement specification; and
             165          (b) publish notice on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701 .  
}
  Prior to implementing an amendment to adopted specifications for public improvements that apply to subdivision or development, a county shall give 30 days mailed notice and an opportunity to comment to anyone who has requested the notice in writing.      


The motion to amend passed unanimously.

Spoke for the bill:     Mr. Mike Ostermiller, Utah Association of Realtors
        Ms. Jodi Hoffman, Utah League of Cities and Towns

MOTION:    
Rep. Wiley moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion          passed unanimously.

H.B. 271    Public School Seismic Safety Committee (Rep. L. Wiley)

This bill was not considered.

H.B. 275    Seismic Requirements for Condominium Conversion Projects (Rep. L. Wiley)

This bill was not considered.

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Webb adjourned the meeting at 3:14 p.m.







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                    Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair