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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 450 State Capitol

February 2, 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. Jennifer M. Seelig
            Rep. Larry B. Wiley

MEMBER ABSENT:        Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom
            
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.

Vice Chair Edwards called the meeting to order at 2:14 p.m.
    
MOTION:    
Rep. Dunnigan moved to approve the minutes of the January 30, 2012 and
    February 1, 2012 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley,
    Rep. Sandstrom and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

H.B. 220    Classification of Counties (Rep. R. Menlove)

Rep. Menlove introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Paul Larsen, Brigham City

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


1.    Page 1, Line 12 :    

             12          
{   .    classifies counties as urban or rural;   }


2.    Page 2, Line 43 through Page 3, Line 78 :    

             43          
{   (3) The following are rural counties:

             44          (a) Beaver County;


             45          (b) Box Elder County;
             46          (c) Cache County;
             47          (d) Carbon County;
             48          (e) Daggett County;
             49          (f) Duchesne County;
             50          (g) Emery County;
             51          (h) Garfield County;
             52          (i) Grand County;
             53          (j) Iron County;
             54          (k) Juab County;
             55          (l) Kane County;
             56          (m) Millard County;
             57          (n) Morgan County;
             58          (o) Piute County;
             59          (p) Rich County;
             60          (q) San Juan County;
             61          (r) Sanpete County;
             62          (s) Sevier County;
             63          (t) Summit County;
             64          (u) Tooele County;
             65          (v) Uintah County;
             66          (w) Wasatch County;
             67          (x) Washington County; and
             68          (y) Wayne County.
             69          (4) The following are urban counties:
             70          (a) Davis County;
             71          (b) Salt Lake County;
             72          (c) Utah County; and
             73          (d) Weber County.  
}

             74          
{   (5)   }        (3)       The Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee shall on

             75      or before November 1, 2012
{   :

             76          (a) review the classifications described in Subsections (3) and (4); and
             77          (b)  
}
consider whether to draft legislation on the classification of counties as urban or


             78      rural.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    
Rep. Dunnigan moved to amend the bill as follows:
    

1.    Page 1, Line 12 :    

             12          
{   .    classifies counties as urban or rural;   }


2.    Page 2, Line 43 through Page 3, Line 78 :    

             43          
{   (3) The following are rural counties:

             44          (a) Beaver County;
             45          (b) Box Elder County;
             46          (c) Cache County;
             47          (d) Carbon County;
             48          (e) Daggett County;
             49          (f) Duchesne County;
             50          (g) Emery County;
             51          (h) Garfield County;
             52          (i) Grand County;
             53          (j) Iron County;
             54          (k) Juab County;
             55          (l) Kane County;
             56          (m) Millard County;
             57          (n) Morgan County;
             58          (o) Piute County;
             59          (p) Rich County;
             60          (q) San Juan County;
             61          (r) Sanpete County;
             62          (s) Sevier County;
             63          (t) Summit County;
             64          (u) Tooele County;
             65          (v) Uintah County;
             66          (w) Wasatch County;
             67          (x) Washington County; and
             68          (y) Wayne County.


             69          (4) The following are urban counties:
             70          (a) Davis County;
             71          (b) Salt Lake County;
             72          (c) Utah County; and
             73          (d) Weber County.  
}

             74          
{   (5)   }        (3)       The Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee shall on

             75      or before November 1, 2012:
             76          (a) review the classifications described in
{   Subsections (3) and (4)   }        Subsection (1)       ; and

             77          (b) consider whether to draft legislation on the classification of counties as urban or
             78      rural.

The substitute motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sandstrom and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to pass H.B. 220 out favorably as amended. The motion          passed unanimously with Rep. Sandstrom and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to place H.B. 220 on the Consent Calendar. The motion          passed unanimously with Rep. Sandstrom and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

S.B. 89    Municipal Election Amendments (Sen. M. Dayton) (Rep. K. Grover)

Sen. Dayton introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to pass S.B. 89 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously     with Rep. Sandstrom and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to place S.B. 89 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed          unanimously with Rep. Sandstrom and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

H.B. 95    Retail Sale of Tobacco Products (Rep. P. Ray)

Rep. Ray introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Draxler moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 95. The motion passed              unanimously with Rep. Sandstrom and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    
Rep. Draxler moved to amend the bill as follows;

1.    Page 4, Lines 99 through 100 :    



             99          (ii) prohibits a municipality from adopting
{   additional restrictions   }        more restrictive requirements       on a tobacco specialty

             100      business
  than provided for in this section       .


2.    Page 6, Lines 153 through 155 :    

             153
{  
     municipality   }
  county       shall require an entity to be licensed as a retail tobacco specialty business to

             154      conduct business as a retail tobacco specialty business in a
{   municipality   }        county       .

             155          (b) A
{   municipality   }        county       may issue a retail tobacco specialty business license to an entity if


3.    Page 6, Lines 158 through 160 :    

             158      that conducts a retail tobacco specialty business in a
{   municipality   }        county       shall be licensed by the

             159     
{   municipality   }        county       as a retail tobacco specialty business.

             160          (5) (a) A
{   municipality   }        county       may not issue a license to a retail tobacco specialty business if it


4.    Page 6, Lines 171 through 173 :    

             171          (c) (i) A
{   municipality   }        county       shall require a criminal background check for an owner of a retail

             172      tobacco specialty business.
             173          (ii) A
{   municipality   }        county       may not issue a retail tobacco specialty business license to a person


5.    Page 6, Line 180 :    

             180          (i) requires a
{   municipality   }        county       to issue a business license to a retail tobacco specialty


6.    Page 7, Lines 182 through 184 :    

             182          (ii) prohibits a
{   municipality   }        county       from adopting      {   additional restrictions   }        more restrictive requirements       on a tobacco specialty

             183      business
  than provided for in this section       .

             184          (b) A
{   municipality   }        county       may revoke a business license issued under this section:



7.    Page 7, Line 192 :    

             192      a business license and is operating lawfully in a
{   municipality   }        county       on or before May 8, 2012, is


The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Sandstrom and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:     Mr. Gary Crane, Layton City Attorney
        Mr. David Spatafore, Utah Police Chiefs Association     

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

    1. Page 3, Line 77 through Page 4, Line 95:    Delete lines 77 through 95

    2. Page 4, Line 108 through Page 5, Line 121:    Delete lines 108 through 121

    3. Page 6, Lines 160 through 178:        Delete lines 160 through 178

    4. Page 7, Lines 191 through 204:        Delete lines 191 through 204

The motion to amend failed with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Morley, Rep. Peterson, and Rep. Webb voting in favor of the motion. Rep. Sandstrom was absent for the vote.

MOTION: Rep. Pitcher moved to pass H.B. 95 out favorably as amended.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION: Rep. Dunnigan moved to amend the bill as follows and pass H.B. 95 out with a      favorable recommendation.

1.    Page 1, Lines 20 through 21 :    

             20          
{   .    requires a criminal background check for the owner of a retail tobacco specialty

             21      business;  
}


2.    Page 4, Lines 88 through 95 :    

             88          
{   (c) (i) A municipality shall require a criminal background check for an owner of a retail

             89      tobacco specialty business.
             90          (ii) A municipality may not issue a retail tobacco specialty business license to a person


             91      who has been convicted of:
             92          (A) a felony within the last five years;
             93          (B) a class A misdemeanor within the last five years; or
             94          (C) a class B misdemeanor within the last three years, related to the sale of a tobacco
             95      product.  
}


3.    Page 6, Lines 171 through 178 :    

             171          
{   (c) (i) A municipality shall require a criminal background check for an owner of a retail

             172      tobacco specialty business.
             173          (ii) A municipality may not issue a retail tobacco specialty business license to a person
             174      who has been convicted of:
             175          (A) a felony within the last five years;
             176          (B) a class A misdemeanor within the last five years; or
             177          (C) a class B misdemeanor within the last three years, related to the sale of a tobacco
             178      product.  
}


A committee member requested that the motion be divided.

The motion to amend passed with Rep. Seelig voting in opposition. Rep. Sandstrom was absent for the vote.

The motion to pass H.B. 95 out favorably passed with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Morley, Rep. Peterson, and Rep. Webb voting in opposition. Rep. Sandstrom was absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with          Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Edwards adjourned the meeting at 3:42 p.m.





                    ___________________________
                    Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair