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

ROOM 250, STATE CAPITOL

FEBRUARY 22, 2010


Members Present:        Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair
                Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
                Sen. Ben McAdams
                Sen. Ross I. Romero
                Sen. Steve H. Urquhart
                Pres. Michael G. Waddoups
                Sen. Todd Weiler    
    
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 4:29 p.m.

MOTION: Sen. Urquhart moved to approve the minutes of the February 13 and February 15 2012 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. McAdams and Sen. Weiler absent for the vote.

H.B. 88    Custody Amendments (Rep. R. Wilcox)

Sen. Madsen announced that this bill would not be heard today.
    

S.B. 227     Youth Court Amendments (J. Stevenson)

Sen. J. Stevenson introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Urquhart moved to pass S.B. 227 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard absent for the vote.
        
S.B. 259    Police Service K-9 Rights (Sen. J. S. Adams)

Sen. Adams introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Romero moved to pass S.B. 259 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard and Sen. Urquhart absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Sen. Romero moved to place S.B. 259 on the Consent Calendar. The motion

passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard and Sen. McAdams absent for the vote.

H.B. 276    Aiding Sexual Solicitation (Rep. P. Ray)

Sen. Weiler introduced and explained the bill. Rep. Ray further explained the bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Urquhart moved to pass H.B. 276 out favorably. The motion passed
unanimously with Sen. Hillyard absent for the vote.

H.B. 44    Theft Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)

Spoke for the bill:    Jacey Skinner, Director, Utah Sentencing Commission                
Spoke against the bill:    Paul Boyden, Executive Director, Statewide Association of Prosecutors
            James Swint, Cache County Attorney
            Jeff Buhman, Utah County Attorney                    
            
MOTION:    Sen. Hillyard moved to replace H.B. 44 with 1st Sub. H.B. 44. The motion failed with Sen. Hillyard and Sen. Weiler voting in favor, and Sen. Urquhart and Pres. Waddoups absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Sen. Romero moved to pass H.B. 44 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Urquhart and Pres. Waddoups absent for the vote.

H.B. 232    Abuse, Neglect, and Division Definitions (Rep. C. Watkins)

Rep. Watkins introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Romero moved to pass H.B. 232 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Urquhart and Pres. Waddoups absent for the vote.
            
1st Sub. H.B. 301    National Guard - Nonjudicial Punishment (Rep. V. Peterson)

Rep. Peterson introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Weiler moved to pass 1st Sub. H.B. 301 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Urquhart, and Pres. Waddoups absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Sen. Weiler moved to place 1st Sub. H.B. 301 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Urquhart, and Pres. Waddoups absent for the vote.



Sen. Romero acknowledged and welcomed Scout Troop 1084 from Sen. Madsen's district, who were visiting the committee meeting.

MOTION:    Sen. Romero moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Urquhart, and Pres. Waddoups absent for the vote.

Chair Madsen adjourned the meeting at 5:29 p.m.     
Minutes reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.




Sen. Mark B. Madsen, Committee Chair