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                    MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
Room 25 House Building
February 19, 2013

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Becky Edwards, Chair
                    Rep. Rich Cunningham, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Jim Bird
                    Rep. Richard Greenwood
                    Rep. Lynn Hemingway    
                    Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove
                    Rep. Merrill Nelson
                    Rep. Curt Oda
                    Rep. Angela Romero
                    Rep. Brad Wilson
MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Brad Last        
                                                  STAFF PRESENT:            Ben Christensen, Policy Analyst
                    Linda Service, Committee Secretary
Note:     A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Edwards called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.

MOTION:     Rep. Oda moved to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2013 meeting. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Nelson and Rep. Wilson were absent for the vote.

H.B. 222    Domestic Asset Protection Trust Amendments (Rep. D. Brown)

Rep. Brown introduced the bill, assisted by Mr. Russ Tippetts, estate planning attorney.

MOTION:    Rep. Wilson moved to pass out H.B. 222 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 209    Public Assistance Restrictions (Rep. D. Brown)

MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to replace H.B. 209 with 1st Substitute H.B. 209. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Brown introduced the bill with the assistance of Mr. Geoff Lanward, Department of Workforce Services.

Ms. Barbara Housley, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Hemingway moved to pass out HB. 209 with a favorable recommendation.

MOTION:    Rep. Oda moved to adjourn. The motion passed with Rep. Menlove, Rep. Nelson, Rep. Romero, and Rep. Edwards voting in opposition to the motion. Rep. Edwards adjourned the meeting at 3:21 p.m.

                    Rep. Becky Edwards, Chair