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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE REVENUE AND TAXATION

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 445 - State Capitol

January 25, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:     Rep. David Butterfield, Vice Chair
                Rep. Stewart Barlow
                Rep. Joel Briscoe
                 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
        
MEMBERS EXCUSED:    Rep. Patrick Painter, Chair
                Rep. Mel Brown

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

Vice Chair Butterfield called the meeting to order at 2:24 p.m.

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

Rep. Nielson introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:        Mr. Royce Van Tassell, Utah Taxpayers Association
                Mr. Ronald Mortensen, Citizens for Tax Fairness

Spoke against the bill:    Ms. Allison Rowland, Voices for Utah Children
                Mr. Kory Holdaway, Utah Education Association





    



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

1.    Page 5, Lines 146 through 148 :    

             146          Section 7. Effective date.
    
  (1) This bill takes effect on January 1, 2013.      

             147          
  (2)       This bill      {  takes effect for   }       applies to       a payment due for a taxable year beginning on or after January

             148      1, 2013.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed with Rep. Briscoe, Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Duckworth, and Rep. King voting in opposition. Rep. Dougall and Rep. Froerer were absent for the vote.

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


Rep. Nielson introduced the resolution to the committee.

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

H.B. 75    Property Taxation of Low-income Housing (Rep. J. Draxler)

Rep. J. Draxler introduced the bill to the committee.

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

1.    Page 5, Lines 146 through 148 :    

             146          Section 7. Effective date.
    
  (1) This bill takes effect on January 1, 2013.      

             147          
  (2)       This bill      {   takes effect for   }        applies to       a payment due for a taxable year beginning on or after January

             148      1, 2013.

        The motion to amend passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall and Rep. Froerer absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:        Ms. Kathleen Howell, Cache County Assessor


                Mr. Kirt Peterson, Utah Housing Coalition

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Mark Johnson, Western Region Non-profit Housing

H.B. 267    Vintage Travel Trailers (L. Perry)

This bill was not heard.

MOTION:    Rep. Hutchings moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barlow, Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Dougall, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Gibson absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Butterfield adjourned the meeting at 4:10 p.m.







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                            Rep. Patrick Painter, Chair