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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE REVENUE AND TAXATION

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 445 - State Capitol

January 23, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:     Rep. Patrick Painter, Chair
                Rep. David Butterfield, Vice Chair
                Rep. Stewart Barlow
                Rep. Joel Briscoe                
                Rep. Mel Brown                              
                 Rep. Tim Cosgrove     
                Rep. John Dougall                        
                Rep. Susan Duckworth
                Rep. Steve Eliason                              
                Rep. Gage Froerer
                Rep. Francis Gibson
                Rep. Wayne Harper                          
                 Rep. Eric Hutchings                         
                Rep. Brian King
                Rep. Merlynn Newbold
                Rep. Jim Nielson

STAFF PRESENT:        Phil Dean, Policy Analyst
                An Bradshaw, Secretary
                    
Note:    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Rep. Dougall called the meeting to order at 3:28 p.m.

H.B. 31    Taxes and Fees on Emergency Medical Aircraft (Rep. P. Painter)

Rep. Painter introduced the bill to the committee.

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


1.    Page 1, Lines 18 through 19 :    

             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          This bill
{   takes effect on January 1, 2013.   }        provides an immediate effective date.

This bill has retrospective operation to January 1, 2012.  




2.    Page 4, Lines 92 through 93 :    

             92          Section 2. Effective date.
  (1) If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah Constitution,

Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto, the date of veto override.  

             93          
  (2)       This bill      {   takes effect on   }        has retrospective operation to       January 1,      {   2013.   }        2012.      


The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Harper, Rep. Hutchings, and Rep. Barlow absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:    Leonard Wojcik, Utah General Aviation Association
            Roger Tew, attorney, IHC

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Eliason and Rep. Hutchings absent for the vote.

H.B. 41    Property Taxation of Business Personal Property (Rep. P. Painter)

Rep. Painter introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke against the bill:    Lee Gardner, Salt Lake County Assessor
                John Ulibarri, Weber County Assessor
                Allison Rowland, Voices for Utah Children
                Allen Tippetts, Salt Lake County Assessor's Office, Personal Property                 Division

Spoke for the bill:        Candace Daly, National Federation of Independent Businesses

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed, with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Harper, Rep. Butterfield, and Rep. Painter voting in opposition. Rep. Brown was absent for the vote.    


H.B. 42    Permanent Community Impact Fund Board Grants (Rep. P. Painter)

Rep. Painter introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Roger Tew, attorney, Utah League of Cities and Towns



MOTION:    Rep. Newbold moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Gibson, Rep. Harper, Rep. King, and Rep. Butterfield voting in opposition. Rep. Brown and Rep. Briscoe were absent for the vote.

Rep. Dougall relinquished the chair to Chair Painter.

H.B. 35    Extension of Recycling Market Development Zone Tax Credits (Rep. W. Harper)

Rep. Harper introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Candace Daly, Institute of Scrap Recycling

MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Briscoe, Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Eliason, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Gibson, Rep. King voting in opposition. Rep. Brown was absent for the vote.

H.B. 250    Tax Credit for Dependent with a Disability (Rep. J. Dougall)


Rep. Dougall introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:        Kris Fawson, Legislative Coalition of People with Disabilities
                Allison Rowland, Voice of Utah Children

Spoke against the bill:    Mark Mickelson, Utah Education Association
                Royce Van Tassell, Utah Taxpayers' Association
                Peter Cannon, citizen, Davis County    

MOTION:    Rep. Nielson moved to pass out the bill favorably. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Brown, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Newbold were absent for the vote.

H.B. 50     Repeal of Election Campaign Fund and Related Tax Return Designation (Rep. J. Dougall)

Rep. Dougall introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Barlow moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Briscoe, Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. King, and Rep. Nielson voting in opposition. Rep. Brown, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Newbold were absent for the vote.    

H.B. 200    Individual Income Tax Credit for Use Tax Liability (Rep. J. Nielson)    

This bill was not heard.


H.B, 6        Joint Resolution on Severance Tax (Rep. J. Nielson)    

This bill was not heard.

H.B, 210    Severance Tax Amendments (Rep. J. Nielson)

This bill was not heard.

MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Newbold absent for the vote.

Chair Painter adjourned the meeting at 5:50 p.m.



                


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                            Rep. Patrick Painter, Committee Chair