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Room 450, State Capitol

February 5, 2013

Members Present:    Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Chair
            Rep. Dixon Pitcher, Vice Chair
            Rep. Jake Anderegg
            Rep. Johnny Anderson                        
            Rep. Derek Brown
            Rep. Susan Duckworth                        
            Rep. Gage Froerer             
Rep. Dana Layton             
Rep. Jeremy Peterson
            Rep. Marc Roberts
            Rep. Jon Stanard            
            Rep. Mark Wheatley
Rep. Larry Wiley

Members Absent:    
Rep. Jim Bird
             Rep. Brad Wilson

Staff Present:    Mr. Bryant Howe, Assistant Director            
            Ms. Rosemary Young, Committee Secretary

Note:        List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .

Vice Chair Pitcher called the meeting to order at 2:11 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the February 1, 2013 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan absent for the vote.

H.B. 244    Mental Health Professional Practice Act Amendments (Rep. E. Redd)

This bill was not heard.

H.B. 278    Public School Seismic Studies (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer moved to replace H.B. 278 with 1st Substitute H.B. 278. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dunnigan absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 278 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Line 52 through Page 3, Line 57 :    

             52          (4) A school district is not required to conduct or update a seismic safety evaluation

             53      a building as required in Subsection (2)(a) if


a seismic safety evaluation was performed on the

             54      building within the 25-year period before the school district issues the qualifying general
             55      obligation bond
{   .   }        ; and

    (b) the school district provides a copy of the school district's seismic safety evaluation described in Subsection (4)(a) to the Utah Seismic Safety Commission.  

             56          Section 2. Effective date.
             57          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Froerer explained the bill to the committee. Barry Welliver, structural engineer, answered questions from committee members.

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to transmit 1st Substitute H.B. 278 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Anderson and Rep. Dunnigan voting in opposition.

MOTION:    Rep. Stanard moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Vice Chair Pitcher adjourned the meeting at 2:46 p.m.

                         Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair