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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 450 State Capitol

February 17, 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. Larry B. Wiley

MEMBER ABSENT:        Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig

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 8:09 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to approve the minutes of the February 14, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Peterson, Rep. Pitcher, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

H.B. 488    Wording on Election Ballots (Rep. E. Vickers)

Rep. Vickers intorduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to pass H.B. 488 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Peterson, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to place H.B. 488 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Peterson, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.



H.B. 372    Utah Code - Official Version (Rep. V. L. Snow)

Rep. Snow introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to pass H.B. 372 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Peterson, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

H.J.R. 13    Joint Resolution - Tax Opinion Question (Rep. G. Hughes)

Rep. Hughes introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Greg Curtis, Zions Bank
        Mr. Roger Tew, Utah League of Cities and Towns
        Mr. Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns

MOTION:    
Rep. Draxler moved to pass H.J.R. 13 out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Morley, and Rep. Webb voting in opposition. Rep. Peterson, Rep. Pitcher, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig were absent for the vote.     

1st Sub. S.B. 115    Historical District Creation Requirements (Sen. W. Niederhauser) (Rep. B. King)

Sen. Niederhauser introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Charlie Luke, Salt Lake City Council
        Mr. Justin Allen, Salt Lake Board of Realtors
        
Mr. Ben Winchester, Citizen

MOTION:    
Rep. Wiley moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B.115 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Pitcher and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.         

S.C.R. 6    Concurrent Resolution Honoring the Salvation Army (Sen. R. Romero) (Rep. D. Pitcher)


Sen. Romero introduced the bill to the committee assisted by Major Richard Greene, Salvation Army; and Mr. Steve Thompson, Salvation Army.

MOTION:    Rep. Poulson moved to pass S.C.R. 6 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Pitcher and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to place S.C.R. 6 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Pitcher and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Pitcher and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Edwards adjourned the meeting at 9:10 a.m.









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                    Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair