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MINUTES OF THE SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS &

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS STANDING COMMITTEE

    ROOM 415 STATE CAPITOL

JANUARY 24, 2012

Members Present:        Sen. Peter C. Knudson, Chair
                Sen. Casey Anderson
                Sen. Margaret Dayton
                Sen. Scott K. Jenkins
                Sen. Luz Robles
                Sen. Daniel Thatcher

Staff Present:             Mr. Rich North, Policy Analyst
                Ms. Lorna Wells, Committee Secretary
                 Ms. Cheryl Weight, Committee Secretary

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

Chair Knudson called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m.

S.B. 89    Municipal Election Amendments (Sen. M. Dayton)

Sen. Dayton presented and explained this bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Dayton moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously .

MOTION:    
Sen. Dayton moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 120    Off-duty Peace Officers' Employment (Sen. M. Dayton)


Sen. Dayton asked to have this bill considered at a later time.

S.B. 93    School Construction Revisions (Sen. S. Jenkins)

Sen. Jenkins presented and explained this bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Dana Farmer, Executive Director, Utah Plumbing Association
            Mr. Rich Thorne, President/CEO, Association of General Contractors
            Mr. Brad Stevens, Contractor, Green Power Inc.

MOTION:
Sen. Jenkins moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 96    Sales and Use Tax Exemptions for Public Golf Courses (Sen. S. Jenkins)

MOTION:    
Sen. Jenkins moved to replace S.B. 96 with 1st Sub. S.B. 96. The motion passed unanimously, with Sen. Robles absent for the vote.



Spoke for the bill:     Mr. Royce Van Tassell, Utah Taxpayers Association
            Mr. Kevin Stratton, Owner, Cascade Golf Center

MOTION:    
Sen. Jenkins moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Sen. Robles absent for the vote.

S.B. 105    Utah Fallen Heroes Commemoration (Sen. W. Niederhauser)
    

Sen. Niederhauser presented and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:      Ms. Shannon Kramer, Gold Star Mother
        
MOTION:    
Sen. Dayton moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Sen. Robles absent for the vote.

S.B. 118    Transferable Development Rights Amendments (Sen. W. Niederhauser)

Sen. Niederhauser presented and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Ms. Jodi Hoffman, Lobbyist, Utah League of Cities and Towns
            
Mr. Elliott Christensen

MOTION:
Sen. Jenkins moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 114    Contesting Public Procurements (Sen. W. Niederhauser)

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Kent Beers, Director, Utah State Purchasing    

Spoke to the bill:     Ms. Lois Wiesemann, Purchasing Director, Salt Lake Community College
             Mr. Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
         Bruce Jones, President, Utah Transit Authority
            Mark Anderson, General Counsel, Utah Association of Special Districts
    
MOTION:    Sen. Jenkins moved to move to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously.

S.C.R. 1    Concurrent Resolution Supporting Establishment of a Fund for Assistance to Families of Fallen Officers (Sen. K. Van Tassell)

MOTION:    Sen. Jenkins moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.



S.B. 125    State Senate Boundary Amendments (Sen. R. Okerlund)


Spoke for the bill:     Mark Thomas, Director of Elections, Lieutenant Governor's Office
            Kent Jones, Summit County Clerk

MOTION:
Sen. Jenkins moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Sen. Thatcher moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Sen. Knudson adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m.


Minutes reported by Cheryl Weight, Secretary.



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Sen. Peter C. Knudson, Committee Chair