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MINUTES OF THE SENATE WORKFORCE SERVICES & COMMUNITY AND
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING
FEBRUARY 27, 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 8:04 a.m.
        
Approval of Minutes    

MOTION: Sen. Osmond moved to adopt the minutes of the February 14, 2012 meeting. The              motion passed unanimously with Sens. Stevenson, Waddoups, and Jones absent              for the vote.

S.C.R. 10    Concurrent Resolution Supporting Utah's Interconnected Ski and Snowboard Industry (Sen. W. Niederhauser)

Sen. Niederhauser introduced and explained the bill assisted by Nathan Rafferty, President, Ski Utah.

Spoke against the bill: Carl Fisher, Executive Director, Citizens Committee to Save Our              Canyons.
             Dr. Howie Garber, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment

MOTION: Sen. Okerlund moved to send S.C.R. 10 out of committee with a favorable              recommendation. The motion passed with Sens. Reid, Osmond, Okerlund and              Waddoups voting in favor of the bill, Sens. Morgan and Jones voting in opposition              and Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

Chair Reid announced that 1st Sub. H. B. 80 will be heard tomorrow.

3rd Sub. H.B. 245 Amendment to Definition of Smoking in Utah Indoor Clean Air Act
            (Rep. Last)
        

Rep. Last introduced and explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.



Spoke for the bill:    Dr. Kevin Nelson, American Academy of Pediatrics
                Dr. Tom Metcalf, American Academy of Pediatrics
                Nate Porter, Owner, The Huka Bar and Grille
                Gary Edwards, Executive Director, Salt Lake Valley Health

Spoke against the bill:    Michael Siler, Government Reoations, American Cancer Society,                      Cancer Action Network
                Jeff Ashburn, National Vapors Club
                Jacinda Ross, Utah Citizen
                
MOTION: Sen. Waddoups moved to send 3rd Sub. H.B, 245 out of committee with a              favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Stevenson              absent for the vote.

S.B. 66    Alcoholic Beverage Control Related Amendments (Sen. J. Valentine)

Sen. Valentine introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION: Sen. Osmond moved to adopt the following amendments:

1.    Page 2, Lines 51 through 52 :    

             51      Other Special Clauses:
             52          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.
  This bill coordinates with H.B. 354, Alcoholic Beverage Amendments, to merge substantive amendments.      

  This bill coordinates with H.B. 142, Alcohol Amendments, to merge substantive amendments.      


2.    Page 3, Line 82 :    

             82          32B-2-210, Utah Code Annotated 1953
  Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:

32B-2-210, Utah Code Annotated 1953
59-15a-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
59-15a-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953  


3.    Page 32, Lines 958 through 960 :    

             958          (1) "Upper management" means the director, a deputy director, or other
{   exempt   }        schedule AD, AR, or AS      

             959      employee of the department,
  as defined in Section 67-19-15,       except for the director of internal audits and auditors hired by the

             960      director of internal audits under Section 32B-2-302.5 .


4.    Page 37, Lines 1140 through 1141 :    

             1140          (b) In addition to complying with Subsection (3)(a), the state auditor may engage in an
             1141      activity related to the department or commission allowed under
  Utah Constitution, Article VII, Section 15, or       Title 67, Chapter 3, Auditor.


5.    Page 69, Lines 2119 through 2123 :    

             2119      Beverage Control Commission from obtaining necessary information in the future;
  and      

             2120          
{   (ii) ethics investigations of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control or the

             2121      Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission until a public recommendation or public sanction is
             2122      issued; and  
}

             2123          
{   (iii)   }        (ii)       an audit report and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission's response to the


6.    Page 81, Lines 2490 through 2491 :    

             2490          Section 27. Effective date.
             2491          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.
  Section 28. Coordinating S.B. 66 with H.B. 354 -- Merging substantive amendments.

If this S.B. 66 and H.B. 354, Alcoholic Beverage Amendments, both pass and become law, the Legislature intends that:
(1) the reference to "40,000" in Subsection 59-15a-102(6) enacted in H.B. 354 be replaced with "80,000";
(2) the reference to "30,000" in Subsection 59-15a-103(3)(b)(i) enacted in H.B. 354 be replaced with "60,000";
(3) the reference to "20,000" in Subsection 59-15a-103(3)(c)(i) enacted in H.B. 354 be replaced with "40,000"; and
(4) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel make the changes described in this section when preparing the Utah Code database for publication.
Section 29. Coordinating S.B. 66 with H.B. 142 -- Merging substantive amendments.
If this S.B. 66 and H.B. 142, Alcohol Amendments, both pass and become law, the Legislature intends that:
(1) the reference to "a dining club licensee" in Subsection 32B-2-210(2)(a)(vi) enacted in this bill be changed to "a dining licensee"; and
(2) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel make the change described in this section when preparing the Utah Code database for publication.  






President Waddoups proposed to divide the amendment and vote separately on item #6 of the amendment.
The committee voted unanimously to leave #6 out of the amendment with Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.
The committee then voted unanimously to accept #1-5 of the amendment with Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

MOTION:    President Waddoups moved to further amend the amendment as follows:     

1.    Page 19, Lines 582 through 583 :    

             582          (100) "Small brewer" means a brewer who manufactures less than
{   [   } 60,000      {   ]   }      {   80,000   }

             583      barrels of beer, heavy beer, and flavored malt beverages per year.

2.    Page 39, Lines 1193 through 1195 :    

             1193          
{   [   } (c) Notwithstanding Section 32B-1-102 , "small brewer" means a brewer who

             1194      manufactures in a calendar year less than 40,000 barrels of beer, heavy beer, and flavored malt
             1195      beverage.
{   ]   }


3.    Page 40, Lines 1210 through 1211 :    

             1210          (i) the spirituous liquor is manufactured by a manufacturer producing less than
             1211     
{   [   } 30,000      {   ]   }      {   60,000   } proof gallons of spirituous liquor in a calendar year; and


4.    Page 40, Lines 1216 through 1217 :    

             1216          (i) the wine is manufactured by a manufacturer producing less than
{   [   } 20,000      {   ]   }      {   40,000   }

             1217      gallons of wine in a calendar year; and

The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

Sen. Valentine further explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.

Spoke to the amendment:    Greg Shirf, Manager, Squatters Wasatch Brew Company, Park City
                Jim Olsen, Utah Beer Wholesalers Association
                Steve Barth, Small Brewers of Utah




MOTION: Sen. Osmond moved to send S.B. 66 as amended out of committee with a favorable              recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Morgan absent for              the vote.

M OTION:     Sen. Okerlund moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Morgan absent for the vote. Chair Reid adjourned the meeting at 9:46 a.m.

    


                    _______________________________
        
Sen. Stuart Reid, Committee Chair