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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
                WORKFORCE SERVICES AND COMMUNITY
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Room W025, House Office Building

February 2, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Jim Bird, Chair
                    Rep. Dean Sanpei, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Keith Grover                    
                    Rep. Val Peterson
                    Rep. Mark Wheatley

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Rep. David Litvack
                    Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove     
                                                 
STAFF PRESENT:            Mr. Ben Christensen, Policy Analyst
                    Ms. Rosemary Young, Committee Secretary
                
Note:     A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.


Vice Chair Sanpei called the meeting to order at 2:06 p.m.

MOTION:     Rep. Bird moved to approve the minutes of the February 1, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover absent for the vote.

S.B. 37    Intergenerational Poverty Provisions (Sen. S. Reid)

Sen. Reid explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Karen Silver, Salt Lake Community Action Program

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to transmit S.B. 37 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed     unanimously.

S.B. 121    Workers' Compensation Waiver Amendments (Sen. K. Mayne)

Sen. Mayne explained the bill to the committee assisted by Alan Hennebold, Utah Labor Commission.

MOTION:    Rep. Wheatley moved to transmit S.B. 121 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.



H.C.R. 2    Concurrent Resolution Recognizing Historic and Economic Relationships Between Canada, the United States, and Utah (Rep. S. Handy)

Rep. Handy explained the resolution to the committee assisted by Miguel Rovira from The Governor's Office of Economic Development.

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to transmit HCR 2 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Vice Chair Sanpei adjourned the meeting at 2:33 p.m.







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                    Jim Bird, Chair