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MINUTES OF THE SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS &

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS STANDING COMMITTEE

    ROOM 415 STATE CAPITOL

JANUARY 30, 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

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

Chair Knudson called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:    
Sen. Thatcher moved to approve the minutes of the January 24, 2012 and January 26, 2012 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jenkins and Sen. Robles absent for the vote.

S.B. 136    Billboard Amendments (Sen. W. Niederhauser)

Sen. Niederhauser asked that this bill be held until a later time.

S.B. 137    Financial Transparency Website (Sen. W. Niederhauser)

Sen. Niederhauser presented and explained this bill.

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

H.B. 243    Municipal Election Revisions (Rep. J. Dougall) (Sen. J. Valentine)

Rep. Dougall 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.





H.B. 251S1    Utah State Personnel Management Act Amendments (B. Daw)


Rep. Daw presented and explained this bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Todd Losser, Utah Public Employees Association

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 failed with Sen. Jenkins voting in opposition.

MOTION:    Sen. Dayton moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Sen. Knudson adjourned the meeting at 2:32 p.m.


Minutes reported by Lorna Wells, Secretary.



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Sen. Peter C. Knudson, Committee Chair