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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 450 State Capitol

February 29, 2012


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair
            Rep. Becky Edwards, Vice Chair
            Rep. Johnny Anderson
            Rep. Jack R. Draxler
            Rep. Michael T. Morley
            Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson
            Rep. Dixon M. Pitcher
            Rep. Marie H. Poulson
            Rep. Larry B. Wiley

MEMBERS EXCUSED:    Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. James A. Dunnigan
            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 8:14 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Poulson moved to approve the minutes of the February 27, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Morley, Rep. Peterson, Rep. Sandstrom and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

H.B. 337    Open Government Amendments (Rep. J. Dougall)

Rep. Douglas introduced the bill to the committee.

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

1.    Page 2, Line 37 :    

             37          63G-2-1004, Utah Code Annotated 1953
      63G-2-1005, Utah Code Annotated 1953      


2.    Page 4, Lines 107 through 109 :    

             107          (5) "Public body" is as defined in Section 52-4-103 .


  (6) "Restricted information" means:      

  (a) a private, protected, or controlled record;

(b) private, protected, or controlled information;     
(c) a record or information that is protected from release by state law;
(d) a record or information that is protected from release by federal law or rule;
(e) a medical record; or
(f) medical information;  

             108          
{   (6)   }        (7)       "Website" means the Utah Public Records Website created under Section

             109      63G-2-1003 .

3.    Page 4, Line 116 through Page 5, Line 125 :    

             116          (3) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), (c), or (d), or by rule made under
             117      Subsection 63G-2-1004 (1)(b), on or after July 1, 2012, a government entity may, and beginning
             118      on July 1, 2013, a government entity shall, post on the website all of the following records of
             119      the government entity:
             120          (a) ordinances;
             121          (b) rules adopted by the governing body of a government entity
  , unless the rules are posted on the website described in Subsection (6)(d)       ;

             122          (c) policies adopted by the governing body of a government entity;
             123          (d) statutorily required reports that do not contain
{   information that is private, protected,

             124      or controlled  
}
  restricted information       ;

             125          (e) manuals that do not contain
{   information that is private, protected, or controlled   }        restricted information       ;


4.    Page 5, Line 132 :    

             132          (k) a record described in Subsection 63G-2-301
{   (1)(c)   }        (3)       that contains information to


5.    Page 5, Lines 139 through 141 :    

             139          (a) (i) the records provided contain
  restricted       information      {   that is private, protected, or controlled   } ;


             140
     and
             141          (ii) the
  restricted       information      {   described in Subsection (4)(a)(i)   } is provided to the requestor,


6.    Page 6, Lines 173 through 174 :    

             173      branch;
{   and   }

  (d) the website of the Division of Administrative Rules; and      

             174          
{   (d)   }        (e)       a page that contains links to:


7.    Page 8, Lines 230 through 231 :    

             230          (11) Nothing in this part is intended to require a government entity to post
{   a private,

             231      protected, or controlled record  
}
  restricted information       on the website.


8.    Page 9, Lines 253 through 256 :    

             253          (3) The division may not make rules that require a government entity to post
{   a private,

             254      protected, or controlled record  
}
  restricted information       on the website.

             255          (4) The division shall present all proposed rules made under this part to the
             256      Administrative Rules Review Committee, created in Section 63G-3-501 .
  Section 7. Section 63G-2-1005 is enacted to read:

63G-2-1005. Limitations on posting.
Notwithstanding any provision of this part, or rules made under this part, a government entity is not required to, and may not be required to:
(1) redact restricted information from a record in order to require the record to be, or make the record eligible to be, posted on the website; or
(2) post a record on the website that contains restricted information.  




The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Morley, Rep. Peterson, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Tim Fitzpatrick, Utah Media Coalition, Salt Lake Tribune
        Mr. Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns



Spoke to the bill:    Mr. Mark Anderson, Utah Association of Special Districts
        Mr. Adam Trupp, Utah Association of Counties
        Mr. Ron Mortensen, Citizens for Tax Fairness

Mr. Thomas Vaughn, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, answered questions.

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to pass H.B. 337 out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

H.B. 464    County Land Use Amendments (Rep. B. Wright)

Rep. Wright introduced the bill to the committee assisted by Mr. Glen Brown and Mr. Mike Crittenden.

Rep. Morley moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 13, Lines 370 through 371 :    

             370          (a) accurately reflect
{   , describe, and map   } the existing land uses, densities, and recorded

             371      divisions of land; and

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

Spoke against the bill:    Ms. Jami Brackin, Deputy Summitt County Attorney
            Mr. Adam Trupp, Utah Association of Counties    
            Mr. Bruce Parker, Millard County, Planning and Development     
                Services

MOTION:    
Rep. Peterson moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    
Rep. Anderson moved to pass H.B. 464 out favorably as amended. The motion failed with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Morley, Rep. Pitcher, and Rep. Webb voting in favor of the motion. Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig were absent for the vote.

The original motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.




H.B. 414    School Bonding for Seismic Purposes (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Mr. Martell Menlove, Deputy State Superintendent

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to pass H.B. 414 out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Anderson voting in opposition. Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig were absent for the vote.

H.B. 417    Education on Process for Electing Public Officials (Rep. S. Barlow)

Rep. Barlow introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 417. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig were absent for the vote.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Ms. Laura Warburton, Citizen
                Ms. Michelle Scharf, Citizen

MOTION:    
Rep. Peterson moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 417 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig absent for the vote.

H.B. 224    Political Subdivisions - Report of Receipts of Federal Money (Rep. K. Ivory)

Rep. Ivory introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 224. The motion passed with Rep. Poulson and Rep. Wiley voting in opposition. Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig were absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 224 out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Wiley voting in opposition. Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Poulson, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig were absent for the vote.

1st Sub. S.B. 165    Redevelopment Agency Amendments (Sen. T. Weiler) (Rep. B. Wilson)

Sen. Weiler introduced the bill to the committee.





MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 165 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Poulson, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig were absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Pitcher moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Poulson, Rep. Sandstrom, and Rep. Seelig were absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Edwards adjourned the meeting at 9:41 p.m.









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                    Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair