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         FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012

Members Present:    Sen. John L. Valentine, Chair
        Sen. Curtis S. Bramble
        Sen. David Hinkins
        Sen. Karen Mayne
        Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart
        Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell
        Sen. Todd Weiler

Member Absent:    Sen. Gene Davis
Staff Present:    Mr. Bryant R. Howe, Assistant Director
        Ms. Karen Allred, Committee Secretary
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Valentine called the meeting to order at 8:09 a.m.

Approval of Minutes

Sen. Van Tassell moved to approve minutes of the February 22, 2012, meeting.     The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble, Urquhart absent for the vote.

H.B. 108    Internet Gambling (Rep. S. Sandstrom)

Rep. Sandstrom introduced and explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.

MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 3, Lines 75 through 79
    House Floor Amendments
    2-21-2012 :

             75          (1) A person is guilty of gambling if [he] the person:
             76          (a) participates in gambling, including any Internet
  or online       gambling;

             77          (b) knowingly permits any gambling to be played, conducted, or dealt upon or in any
             78      real or personal property owned, rented, or under the control of the actor, whether in whole or
             79      in part; or

The motion passed unanimously.

Spoke for the bill:    Gayle Ruzika, Utah Eagle Forum
            Stan Rasumssen, Director, Public Affairs, Sutherland Institute

MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to transmit H.B. 108 with a favorable recommendation. The         motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 260    Automobile Salvage Amendments (Sen. S. Urquhart)

Sen. Urquhart introduced and explained the bill assisted by Rob Jolley, Utah Auto Recycling Association. Both answered questions from the commitee.
Spoke for the bill:        Chris Mantas, Utah Auto Recycling Association
                Steve Williams, Auto Recycling Association
                John Roberts, Owner, Transwest Auto

Spoke against the bill:    Greg Curtis, Allstate Insurance
                Mike Sonntag, Bear River Insurance
                Robert Lowe, Insurance Auto Auctions, Utah Manager
                Luz Lewis Perez, National Kidney Foundation
MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to transmit S.B. 260 with a favorable recommendation. The         motion passed with Sen. Weiler voting in opposition.

H.B. 191    Real Estate Amendments (Rep. G. Froerer)

MOTION: Sen. Weiler moved to adopt 1st Sub. H.B. 191. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Froerer introduced and explained the bill assisted by Jared Preisler, Trustee, Organization of American Appraisers

Spoke for the bill:    John Stewart, Director, Utah Division of Real Estate
            Chris Sloan, Utah Association of Realtors

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.B.191 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION : Sen. Weiler moved to place 1stSub. H.B. 191 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 131    Liens for Preconstruction Service and Construction Work (Rep. M. Morley)

Rep. Morley introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to transmit H.B. 131 with a favorable recommendation. The         motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Sen. Van Tassell moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Chair Valentine adjourned the meeting at 9:20 a.m.


Sen. John Valentine, Committee Chair