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                    MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
                WORKFORCE SERVICES AND COMMUNITY
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Room W025, House Office Building
February 22, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Jim Bird, Chair
                    Rep. Dean Sanpei, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Keith Grover
                    Rep. David Litvack
                    Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove    
                    Rep. Val Peterson
                    Rep. Mark Wheatley     
                                                 
STAFF PRESENT:            Ben Christensen, Policy Analyst
                    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 8:08 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to approve the minutes of the February 17, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird and Rep. Grover absent for the vote.

H.B. 196    Abusive Workplace Policies Act (Rep. S. Sandstrom)

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to replace H.B. 196 with 1st Substitute H.B. 196. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover absent for the vote.

Rep. Sandstrom explained the bill to the committee assisted by Denise Halverson, Workplace Bullying Institute of Utah, who gave a slide presentation.

Spoke for the bill:        Michelle Swift, Utah Nurses Association
                Robert Beckstead, M.D. (handout)

Spoke against the bill:    Jeff Herring, Utah Department of Human Resource Management
                Brian Nelson, Loss Control Manager, Department of                          Administrative Services

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to table 1st Substitute H.B. 196.

SUBSTITUTE MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously.

Vice Chair Sanpei relinquished the chair to Chair Bird.

H.B. 184    Study of Regulatory Environment for Alcohol Policy (Rep. D. Litvack)



MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to amend H.B. 184 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Lines 34 through 51 :    

             34          (2) (a) The commission shall consist of
{   15   }        17       members as follows:

             35          (i) two senators appointed by the president of the Senate;
             36          (ii) two representatives appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;
             37          (iii) the following appointed by the governor:
             38          (A) one representative from the Governor's Office of Economic Development;
             39          (B) one representative of the alcoholic beverage industry;
             40          (C) one representative of social club licensees;
             41          (D) one representative of full-service restaurant licensees;
             42          (E) one representative of dining club licensees;
  (F) one representative of off-premise beer retailer licensees;      

             43          
{   (F)   }        (G)       two representatives of the general public who have a vested interest in alcohol

             44      related issues within the community; and
             45          
{   (G)   }        (H)       a representative of alcohol-related law enforcement officers as defined in Section

             46      32B-1-201 ;

             47          (iv) the director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control;
             48          (v) the chair of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, or the chair's designee;
             49     
{   and   }

             50          (vi) the executive director of the Department of Commerce, or the executive director's
             51      designee
{   .   }        ; and

(vii) the chair of the Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council, or the chair's designee.  


2.    Page 2, Lines 56 through 58 :    

             56          (4) (a)
{   Eight   }        Nine       members of the commission constitute a quorum for the transaction of

             57      business.

             58          (b) The action of a majority of a quorum present is considered the action of the
The motion passed unanimously.

Representative Litvack explained the bill to the committee.



MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to send out H.B. 184 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

1st Sub. S.B. 233    Name Change for Appropriations Subcommittees (Sen. L. Hillyard)

Sen. Hillyard explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to send out 1st Substitute S.B. 233 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to place 1st Substitute S.B. 233 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack absent for the vote.

S.B. 56    Homeowner Association Reserve Account Amendments (Sen. S. Urquhart)

Sen Urquhart explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to send out S.B. 56 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to place S.B. 56 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

S.B. 166    Statutory Construction - Computation of Time (Sen. J. Valentine)

Sen. Valentine explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Sanpei moved to send out S.B. 166 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Sanpei moved to place S.B. 166 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

Rep. Grover moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

Chair Bird adjourned the meeting at 9:20 a.m.




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                    Rep. Jim Bird, Chair