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MINUTES OF THE
SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING

ROOM 250, STATE CAPITOL

January 25, 2012

Members Present:        Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair
                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.
             55          
{   (1) Any person who possesses any material, instrument, tool, device, article, or other

             56      item with the intent that it be used in the violation of Section 76-6-107 , is guilty of a class B
             57      misdemeanor.
             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.
 
}
  Any person who possesses any instrument, tool, device, article, material, or other thing adapted, designed, or commonly used in advancing or facilitating the commission of a violation of Section 76-6-107 under circumstances manifesting that

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