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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE REVENUE AND TAXATION

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 445 - State Capitol

February 9, 2012

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

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.

Chair Painter called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m.

1st Sub. H.B. 298    Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Amendments (Rep. J. Dougall)

Rep. Dougall introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Lance Davenport, Utah Department of Public Safety, and Mr. John Njord, Utah Department of Transportation.

MOTION:    Rep. Butterfield moved to replace HB298 with 1st Sub. HB298. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Eliason, Rep. Gibson, Rep. Harper, Rep. Hutchings, and Rep. King absent for the vote.

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Craig Bickmore, New Car Dealers of Utah
                Mr. Wayne Jones, Independent Auto Dealers Association
                Mr. Dan Northrup, Vehicle Emissions Testing Association
                Mr. David Neff, Jiffy Lube Franchisee
                Mr. John Griffin, Jiffy Lube Franchisee
                
Mr. Sam Kerbel, automobile mechanic


Spoke for the bill:        Mr. Jason Christensen, citizen
                Mr. Matthew Piccolo, Sutherland Institute

Spoke to the bill:        Mr. Chris Purcell, State Farm agent

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


1.    Page 1, Lines 24 through 25 :    

             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          This bill takes effect on July 1,
{   2012   }        2013       .



2.    Page 11, Lines 321 through 322 :    

             321          Section 7. Effective date.
             322          This bill takes effect on July 1,
{   2012   }        2013       .


The motion to amend passed with Rep. Brown, Rep. Dougall, Rep. Gibson, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Painter voting in opposition.

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

    1.    Page 1, Line 25:
        
25    This bill takes effect on {July}     January

    2.    Page 11, Line 322:    
        
322    This bill takes effect on {July}    January

The motion failed with Rep. Brown, Rep. Dougall, Rep. Eliason, Rep. Harper, Rep. Newbold, and Rep. Painter voting for the motion.

MOTION:    Rep. Harper moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed with Rep. Eliason and Rep. Hutchings voting in opposition.

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

Rep. Nielson introduced the bill to the committee.





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

    1.    Page 2, Line 55 :
        
55    (2) A tax credit under this section may not exceed {$400 }    $50     

The motion to amend passed unanimously with Rep. Brisco, Rep. Dougall, Rep. Hutchings, and Rep. Butterfield absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Nielson moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion failed with Rep. Nielson voting for the motion. Rep. Brown, Rep. Dougall, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Hutchings were absent for the vote.

H.B. 323    Sales and Use Tax Collection Amendments (Rep. D. Butterfield)

Rep. Butterfield introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Ms. Nancy Cheal, citizen.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Royce Van Tassell, Utah Taxpayers Association
            Ms. Candace Daly, National Federation of Independent Businesses

MOTION:    Rep. Eliason moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown, Rep. Hutchings, and Rep. Newbold absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to place HB323 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown and Rep. Hutchings absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dougall moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown and Rep. Hutchings absent for the vote.

Chair Painter adjourned the meeting at 3:52.






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                            Rep. Patrick Painter, Chair