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.MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 20, House Building
January 30, 2013
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Jack Draxler, Chair
Rep. Ken Ivory, Vice Chair
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Janice Fisher
Rep. Mike Noel
Rep. Lee Perry
Rep. Kraig Powell
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Keith Grover
Rep. John Mathis
STAFF PRESENT: Mr. Arthur Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
Ms. Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Vice Chair Ivory called the meeting to order at 2:17 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Noel moved to approve the minutes of the January 28, 2013 meeting. The
motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher and Rep. Powell absent for the vote.
H.B. 252 Native American Indian Related Amendments (Rep. J. Draxler)
Rep. Draxler introduced the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Perry moved to pass H.B. 252 out favorably. The motion passed
H.B. 256 Reauthorization of Administrative Rules (Rep. C. Oda)
This bill was not considered.
H.B. 258 Straight Party Voting Amendments (Rep. P. Arent)
Rep. Arent introduced the bill to the committee.
Mr. Justin Lee of the Lieutenant Governor's Office answered questions of committee members.
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Karen Clark, Utah Eagle Forum
Spoke in favor of the bill: Kelli Lundgren, Represent Me Utah!
Ty Markham, citizen
Vik Arnold, Utahns for Ethical Government
Maryann Martindale, Alliance for a Better Utah
Ali Sadler, Director of Government Relations, Associated Students
of the University of Utah
Rozan Mitchell, Salt Lake County Elections
MOTION: Rep. Fisher moved to pass H.B. 258 out favorably. The motion failed with Rep.
Noel, Rep. Perry, Rep. Ivory, and Rep. Draxler voting in opposition to the motion.
Rep. Chavez-Houck, Rep. Fisher, and Rep. Powell voted in favor of the motion.
MOTION: Rep. Noel moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Vice Chair Ivory adjourned the meeting at 3:23 p.m.
Rep. Jack Draxler, Chair