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Room 250, State Capitol

February 28, 2013

Members Present:         Sen. Deidre Henderson, Chair
                Sen. Curtis Bramble
                Sen. Jim Dabakis
                Sen. Gene Davis
                Sen. Wayne A. Harper
                 Sen. Howard A. Stephenson
                Sen. John L. Valentine
Members Absent :         Sen. J. Stuart Adams
                 Sen. Scott K. Jenkins

Staff Present:            Mr. Phillip V. Dean, Policy Analyst
                Ms. Nancy A. Skidmore, Committee Secretary
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Sen. Bramble called the meeting to order at 8:11 a.m.
Approval of Minutes

There were no minutes to approve.

H.B. 246     Expanded Uses of School District Property Tax Revenue (K. McIff)

Rep. McIff introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Mr. Kory Holdaway, Teacher, Utah Education Association

Spoke against the bill:        Mr. Peter Cannon, Davis County School Board Member
                Mr. Chase Everton, Utah Taxpayers Association

MOTION:    Sen. Dabakis moved to pass H.B. 246 out favorably. The motion passed, with         Sen. Stephenson voting in opposition.

S.B. 238    Property Tax Amendments (C. Bramble)

Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Mr. Bruce Olson, Attorney

Spoke to the bill:        Mr. Bruce Johnson, Chair, State Tax Commission

MOTION:    Sen. Bramble moved to pass S.B. 238 out favorably. The motion passed              unanimously, with Sen. Valentine absent for the vote.

S.B. 247 Amendments to Revenue and Taxation, 1st Sub. H.B. 106 Medicaid Inspector General Amendments, and H.B. 86 Property Tax Rate Certification Date, were not considered.

MOTION:    Sen. Bramble moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Sens. Stephenson, and Valentine absent for the vote.

Chair Henderson adjourned the meeting at 9:04 a.m.    

Minutes reported by Nancy A. Skidmore, Secretary.

Sen. Deidre M. Henderson, Committee Chair