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

ROOM 250, STATE CAPITOL

February 15, 2012


Members Present:        Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair
                Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
                Sen. Ben McAdams
                Sen. Ross I. Romero
                Pres. Michael G. Waddoups
                Sen. Todd Weiler

Members Absent:        Sen. Steve H. Urquhart
    
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.


Acting Chair Weiler called the meeting to order at 8:47 a.m.
    
MOTION:    Sen. Hillyard moved to approve the minutes of the February 9, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen, Sen. McAdams and Sen. Romero absent for the vote.

H.B. 97    Racketeering Amendment (Rep. J. Seelig)
    
Rep. Seelig introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Paul Boyden, Executive Director, Statewide Association of Prosecutors
Spoke to the bill:    Officer Dan Brewster, Salt Lake City Police Department                                

MOTION:    Sen. Hillyard moved to pass H.B. 97 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen, Sen. McAdams and Sen. Romero absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Sen. Hillyard moved to place H.B. 97 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen, Sen. McAdams and Sen. Romero absent for the vote.

Acting Chair Weiler relinquished the Chair to Sen. Hillyard.

S.B. 236    Gps Tracking Authority (Sen. T. Weiler)


Sen. Weiler introduced and explained the bill.

Acting Chair Hillyard relinquished the Chair to Sen. Madsen

Spoke for the bill:    Wade Farraway, Assistant Attorney General, Utah Attorney General's Office
        Marina Lowe, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union    

MOTION:        Sen. Hillyard moved to pass S.B. 236 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. McAdams absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Sen. Hillyard moved to place S.B. 236 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. McAdams absent for the vote.
                
H.B. 282    Criminal Offense Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)

Rep. Ray introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Paul Boyden, Executive Director, Statewide Association of Prosecutors
Spoke to the bill:    Neal Hamilton, Public Defender
            Richard Jones, Citizen

MOTION:        Sen. Weiler moved to pass H.B. 282 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 201    Expungement Amendments (Sen. C. Bramble)

Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Keith Kuderr, Utah Activist

MOTION:    Sen. Weiler moved to pass S.B. 201 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Romero absent for the vote.

S.B. 214    Justice Court Process Amendments (Sen. C. Bramble)

Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Jeremy Roberts, Citizen

MOTION:    Sen. Weiler moved to pass S.B. 214 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard voting in opposition and Sen. McAdams absent for the vote.


MOTION:
    Sen. Hillyard moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Sen. McAdams absent for the vote.

Chair Madsen adjourned the meeting at 9:52 a.m.     
Minutes reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.





Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair