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SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
Sen. Ben McAdams
Sen. Ross I. Romero
Sen. Steve H. Urquhart
Sen. Todd Weiler
Members Excused: Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
Pres. Michael G. Waddoups
Staff Present: Nathan Brady, Policy Analyst
Karen C. Allred, Committee Secretary
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Madsen called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m.
S.B. 107 Possession of Graffiti Paraphernalia (Sen. K. Mayne)
Sen. Mayne introduced and explained the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Romero moved to amend the bill with the following amendment:
1. Page 2, Line 53 through Page 3, Line 59 :
53 Section 2. Section 76-6-107.5 is enacted to read:
54 76-6-107.5. Possession of instrument for making graffiti.
56 item with the intent that it be used in the violation of Section 76-6-107 , is guilty of a class B
58 (2) Intent that the item is to be used in graffiti may be inferred from the totality of the
59 circumstances under which the person possesses it.
person's intent that any of these items be used in the commission of a violation of Section 76-6-107 is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
The motion passed with Sen. Hillyard and President Waddoups absent for the vote.
Spoke for the bill: Paul Boyden, Executive Director, Prosecutors' Association
Officer Mike Lee, Unified Police Department
Russ Wall, Mayor, Taylorsville City
MOTION: Sen. Romero moved to pass S.B. 107 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
S.B. 109 Assault Amendments (Sen. A. Osmond)
Sen. Osmond introduced and explained the bill.
Spoke for the bill: Jacey Skinner, Director, Utah Sentencing Commission
Kelly Atkinson, Lobbyist, Fraternal Order of Police
Ben Bolduc, Police Officer
LeGrande Bitter, Executive Director, Utah Association of Special Districts
Spoke against the bill: Brent Tenny, Citizen
MOTION: Sen. Romero moved to pass S.B. 109 favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Sen. Romero moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Madsen adjourned the meeting at 4:59 p.m.
Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair