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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450 State Capitol

January 26, 2012        

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair
                    Rep. Johnny Anderson, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Stewart E. Barlow
                    Rep. Stephen G. Handy
                    Rep. Wayne A. Harper
                    Rep. Lynn N. Hemingway            
                    Rep. Todd E. Kiser
                    Rep. Bradley G. Last
                    Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
                    Rep. Jim Nielson
                    Rep. Jeremy Peterson
                    Rep. Val Peterson
                    Rep. Ken Sumsion

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Rep. Janice M. Fisher
                    
STAFF PRESENT:            Mr. Leif Elder, Policy Analyst
                    Ms. Karen Mitchell, Committee Secretary

Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes .


Chair Daw called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Handy moved to approve the minutes of the January 24, 2012 meeting. The         motion passed unanimously with Rep. Harper, Rep. Last, Rep. Nielson, and Rep.         Jeremy Peterson absent for the vote.

H.B. 264    High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Amendments (Rep. K. Sumsion)

Rep. Sumsion introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke against the bill:    Colonel Daniel Fuhr, Utah Highway Patrol

MOTION:    
Rep. Last moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    
Rep. Kiser moved to return the bill to Rules Committee to be referred for interim         study. The motion passed with Rep. Handy and Rep. Harper voting in opposition.         Rep. Jeremy Peterson was absent for the vote.     



House Transportation Standing Committee
January 26, 2012
Page 2

H.B. 260    Pedestrians on Highways (Rep. L. Perry)

Rep. Perry introduced the bill to the committee.

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


1.    Page 1, Lines 13 through 14 :    

             13          .    provides that a pedestrian may not walk along or on
{   a freeway or a limited access

             14      highway  
}
  certain highways       except during an emergency; and


2.    Page 2, Lines 47 through 48 :    

             47          (7)
{   A pedestrian may not walk along or on [a no access freeway facility] a freeway or a

             48      limited access highway except during an emergency.  
}
  Except during an emergency, a pedestrian may not walk along or on:

    (a) Interstate 15;
    (b) Interstate 70;
    (c) Interstate 80;
    (d) Interstate 84;
    (e) Interstate 215;
    (f) US 40 between its intersection with Interstate 80 and its intersection with SR-32;
    (g) US 89:
    (i) between its intersection with Interstate 15 in Farmington and its intersection with SR-273; and
    (ii) between its intersection with SR-193 and its intersection with Interstate 84 in Uintah;
    (h) SR-67, Legacy Parkway;
    (i) SR-92, Timpanogos Highway, commuter lanes between its intersection with Interstate 15 and its intersection with Highland Boulevard;
    (j) SR-154, Bangerter Highway;
    (k) SR-201 between its intersection with Interstate 15 and its intersection with Interstate 80;


    (l) access, exit and transition ramps, and collector roads associated with the highways or portions thereof listed in Subsections (7)(a) through (k); and
    (m) any highway or portion thereof under the control of the Department of Transportation upon which the Department of Transportation has posted appropriate signs giving notice that pedestrian travel on the highway or portion thereof is restricted.  


The motion to amend passed with Rep. Anderson voting in opposition. Rep. Jeremy Peterson was absent for the vote.

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Dan Fazzini, Citizen

Rep. Daw moved to the next item on the agenda.

H.B. 268    Driver License Amendments (Rep. V. Peterson)

Rep. Val Peterson introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Val Peterson moved to amend the bill as follows:


1.    Page 1, Line 26 :    

             26          
{   None   }        This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.      


2.    Page 8, Line 232 :    

             232      Subsection (8)(a)(vii) is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
    
  Section 2. Effective date.

    This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.  


The motion to amend passed unanimously.

Spoke for the bill:    Ms. Nanette Rolfe, Director Drivers License Division

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion         passed unanimously.

Chair Daw relinquished the chair to Vice Chair Anderson.



H.B. 266    Driver Education Amendments (Rep. B. Daw)


Rep. Daw introduced the bill to the committee.

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


1.    Page 1, Lines 23 through 24 :    

             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          
{   None   }        This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.      


2.    Page 13, Line 374 :    

             374      that the applicant meets the requirements of 49 C.F.R., Part 383.77.
 

    Section 5. Effective date.
    This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.  

    
The motion to amend passed unanimously.

Spoke to the bill:     Ms. Nanette Rolfe, Director Drivers License Division

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


1.    Page 1, Lines 13 through 14 :    

             13          .    provides that the Driver License Division may not license a person who is
{   18   }        19       years

             14      of age or older unless the person:

2.    Page 2, Lines 38 through 39 :    

             38      training approved by the commissioner;
             39          (iii) if the person is
{   18   }        19       years of age or older has not completed:


3.    Page 11, Lines 320 through 322 :    

             320          (c) An applicant is exempt from the requirement under Subsection (6)(a)(i) if the
             321      applicant:
             322          (i) is
{   18   }        19       years of age or older; and


The motion to amend passed unanimously.



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

4.    Page 2, Lines 37 through 38 :    
             37          (ii) if the person is
{   17   }        18       years of age or younger, has not completed a course in driver

             38      training approved by the commissioner;                  


The motion to amend passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Hemingway moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion         passed with Rep. Handy, Rep. Kiser, Rep. Last, and Rep. Nielson voting in         opposition.

MOTION:    Rep. Moss moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Vice Chair Anderson adjourned the meeting at 3:15 p.m.

        





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                            Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair