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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE
Room W020, House Building
January 31, 2012

Members Present:    Rep. Steve Handy, Vice Chair
            Rep. Roger Barrus
            Rep. Fred C. Cox
    Rep. Lynn Hemingway            
            Rep. Neal Hendrickson
            Rep. Chris Herrod
            Rep. Ken Ivory
            Rep. Lowry Snow
            Rep. Ryan Wilcox

Members Excused:    Rep. Michael Noel, Chair
            Rep. John Dougall            

Staff Present:    Ms. Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary

Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
                                        
Vice Chair Handy called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Cox moved to approve the minutes of January 25, 2012. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hemingway, Rep. Ivory, and Rep. Wilcox absent for the vote.

H.C.R. 6    Navajo Electrification Demonstration Project Concurrent Resolution (Rep. C. Watkins)

Rep. Watkins introduced H.C.R. 6 to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Wilcox moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Wilcox moved to place H.C.R. 6 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 293    Amendments to Vehicle Oversize and Overweight Permits (Rep. W. Harper)

Rep. Harper introduced the bill, assisted by Chad Sheppick, Director of Motor Carriers, UDOT.


MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to place H.B. 293 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 28    State Construction Code Amendments (Sen. J. Valentine)

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

1.    Page 1, Line 15 :    

             15      2011 edition;
    
  . modifies an adopted amendment to the National Electrical Code;      


2.    Page 10, Lines 235 through 237 :    

             235          (1)
{   During the period of time when the adopted IRC has not yet incorporated the latest

             236      residential electrical provisions contained in the adopted NEC, the  
}
  The       IRC provisions      {   shall prevail

             237      as the  
}
  are       adopted        as the       residential electrical standards applicable to installations applicable under the


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.

Sen. Valentine introduced the bill as amended.

MOTION:    Rep. Wilcox moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Handy adjourned the meeting at 2:32 p.m.



                    
                    Rep. Michael Noel, Chair