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MINUTES OF THE SENATE WORKFORCE SERVICES & COMMUNITY AND
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING
JANUARY 24, 2012
            
Members Present:    Sen. Stuart C. Reid, Committee Chair
            Sen. Patricia W. Jones
            Sen. Karen W. Morgan
            Sen. Ralph Okerlund
            Sen. Aaron Osmond
            Sen. Jerry Stevenson
            Pres. Michael G. Waddoups
    
Staff Present:    Mr. Ben Christensen, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Karen Allred, Committee Secretary

A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Reid called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

S.B. 121    Workers' Compensation Waiver Amendments (Sen. K. Mayne)

Sen. Mayne explained the bill assisted by Alan Hennebold, Deputy Commissioner, Utah Labor Commission.

MOTION:    Sen. Okerlund moved to send S.B. 121 out with a favorable recommendation .

            The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Morgan and Stevenson absent for the             vote.

Chair Reid welcomed Sen. Aaron Osmond as a member of the committee and relinquished the chair to Sen. Osmond.

S.B. 37        Intergenerational Poverty Provisions (Sen. S. Reid)

Chair Reid explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.

Spoke for the bill:     Rick Little, Research Director, Department of Workforce Services
                     Matt Piccolo, Policy Analyst, Sutherland Institute

Spoke against the bill:     Linda Hilton, Advocate, Crossroads Emergency Center

Spoke to the bill:    Karen Silver, Advocate, Salt Lake Community Action Program

MOTION:    Sen. Okerlund moved to send S.B. 37 out with a favorable recommendation.



            The motion passed unanimously.

Sen. Osmond relinquished the chair back to Sen. Reid.

MOTION:    Sen. Osmond moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.     Chair Reid adjourned the meeting at 4:46 p.m.

    


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Sen. Stuart Reid, Committee Chair