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MINUTES OF THE
SENATE REVENUE AND TAXATION STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
ROOM 250 STATE CAPITOL

February 14, 2012
2:00 p.m.

Members Present:    Sen. Curtis S. Bramble, Chair
    Sen. Stuart Adams
    Sen. Ben McAdams
    Sen. Wayne L. Niederhauser
    Sen. Ross I. Romero
    Sen. Howard A. Stephenson
    Sen. John L. Valentine

Staff Present:    Mr. Phillip V. Dean, Policy Analyst
    Ms. Kathy Helgesen, Committee Secretary
    
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the Committee minutes.


Committee Chair Bramble called the meeting to order at 2:18 p.m.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:    Sen. McAdams moved to approve minutes of the February 7, February 8, and February 10, 2012 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Adams, Sen. Niederhauser, and Sen. Stephenson absent for the vote.

S.B. 69    Assessments Area Amendments (Sen. W. Niederhauser) was not heard.

Sen. Bramble relinquished the chair to Sen. Valentine.

S.B. 229    Telecommunications Regulatory Amendments (Sen. C. Bramble)


Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke to the bill:    Ted Boyer, Chairman, Utah Public Service Commission
        Eric Isom, Government Services Director, Century Link
        Stan Stoll, Executive Director, Utah Rural Telecom Association    

MOTION:    Sen. Bramble moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Sen. Romero voting in opposition.

S.J.R. 18    Joint Resolution Strengthening Utah-Israel Relations (Sen. C. Bramble)

Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.


Spoke for the bill:    Greg Smith, BYU student        
        Laura Green, member of the Jewish community

MOTION:    Sen. Bramble moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

Sen. Valentine relinquished the chair to Sen. Bramble.

S.B. 59    Income Tax Contribution for Elementary Schools (Sen. R. Romero)

Sen. Romero introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Kory Holdaway, Utah Education Association        
        Deon Turley, Education Commissioner, Utah PTA

MOTION:    Sen. Valentine moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:     Sen. Valentine moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
    

Chair Bramble adjourned the meeting at 4:07 p.m.

Minutes reported by Kathy Helgesen, Secretary.



        
         Sen. Curt S. Bramble, Committee Chair