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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450 State Capitol

February 3, 2012

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

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Rep. Wayne A. Harper

MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Bradley G. Last
                    
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 .


Vice Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Hemingway moved to approve the minutes of the February 1, 2012 meeting.
        The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barlow, Rep. Fisher, Rep. Moss, and Rep. Daw absent for the vote.

H.B. 92    Boating Revisions (Rep. R. Greenwood)

Rep. Greenwood introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Nielson moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 92. The motion passed         
        unanimously with Rep. Barlow and Rep. Fisher absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 92 out favorably. The motion         passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher absent for the vote.    

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to place 1st Substitute H.B. 92 on the Consent Calendar. The         motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher absent for the vote.


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

Rep. Perry introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Ms. Linda Hull, Utah Department of Transportation
            Mr. Edward Berkovich, Attorney

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to reconsider the committee's actions on Amendment #1 which         was adopted at the February 1, 2012 meeting.

The motion passed with Rep. Kiser voting in opposition and Rep. Fisher absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Nielson 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 controlled-access 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  
}
  any other controlled-access highway upon which entrance, exit, and cross traffic is controlled in the same manner as on a freeway       except during an emergency.


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher absent for the vote.

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

    On line 14 insert: in an urbanized area after the word "highways"

    
On line 48 insert: in an urbanized area as defined by the current census after the word              "highway"

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Nielson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to pass H.B. 260 out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Nielson and Rep. Sumsion absent for the vote.


H.B. 297    Highway Barricade Amendments (Rep. L. Perry)

Rep. Perry introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Edward Berkovich, Attorney

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass H.B. 297 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Nielson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to place H.B. 297 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Nielson absent for the vote.

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

Vice Chair Anderson adjourned the meeting at 2:43 p.m.








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Rep. Bradley M. Daw, Chair