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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 20, House Building
February 28, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Michael Noel, Chair
                Rep. Steve Handy, Vice Chair
                Rep. Roger Barrus
                Rep. Fred C. Cox
    Rep. Lynn Hemingway            
                Rep. Neal Hendrickson
                Rep. Ken Ivory
                Rep. Lowry Snow
                Rep. Ryan Wilcox

MEMBERS EXCUSED:    Rep. John Dougall            

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Chris Herrod

STAFF PRESENT:        Mr. Richard North, Policy Analyst
                Ms. Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary

Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
                                        
Chair Noel called the meeting to order at 8:02 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Handy moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barrus, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.


S.C.R. 8S2    Concurrent Resolution Supporting New Technologies and Facilities That Enhance the Production and Value of Uintah Black Wax (Sen. K. Van Tassell)

Sen. Van Tassell introduced the resolution to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Snow moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barrus, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Snow moved to place 2nd Substitute S.C.R. 8 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barrus, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.




S.J.R. 18    Joint Resolution Strengthening Utah-Israel Relations (Sen. C. Bramble)

Sen. Bramble introduced the resolution to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Cox moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barrus, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Handy moved to place S.J.R. 18 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barrus, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.


H.B. 120    Information Technology Cost-savings Incentive (Rep. L. Perry)

MOTION:    Rep. Cox moved to adopt 2nd Substitute H.B. 120. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barrus, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.

Rep. Perry introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Steve Fletcher, Department of Technology Services

MOTION:    Rep. Cox moved to amend the bill as follows:
            
1. Page 1, Line 18: After "requires" insert "the department and"
                    After "agency" delete the "," and after "department" delete the ","

2. Page 2, Line 54: At the beginning of the line delete "An" and insert "The department and an"
         After "agency" delete the "," and after "department" delete the ","

The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    John Reidhead, Department of Administrative Services.

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to pass the bill as amended out favorably. The motion failed with Rep. Cox, Rep. Hendrickson, Rep. Hemingway, and Rep. Snow voting in favor of the motion.





H.B. 291S1    Funding for Burying Utility Lines (Rep. J. Briscoe)


Rep. Briscoe introduced the bill to the committee and requested it be sent to Interim study.

Spoke to the bill:    Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Brad Shafer, Rocky Mountain Power
                Wayne Pyle, West Valley City

MOTION:    Rep. Handy moved to hold the bill and recommend it for Interim study. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Noel adjourned the meeting at 9:09 a.m.





                    
                    Rep. Michael Noel, Chair