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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND
WORKFORCE SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25 House Building
February 4, 2014
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Becky Edwards, Chair
Rep. Rich Cunningham, Vice Chair
Rep. Jim Bird
Rep. Richard A. Greenwood
Rep. Lynn N. Hemingway
Rep. Bradley G. Last
Rep. Rhonda Rudd Menlove
Rep. Merrill F. Nelson
Rep. Curt Oda
Rep. Angela Romero
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Brad R. Wilson
STAFF PRESENT: Ben Christensen, Policy Analyst
Rosemary Young, 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 9:03 a.m. Chair Edwards invited committee
members and staff to introduce themselves and gave brief instructions as to procedures.
H.C.R. 2 Concurrent Resolution Designating Identify Your Pet Day (Rep. A. Romero)
MOTION: Rep. Romero moved to amend HCR 2 as follows:
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WHEREAS, these lost pets are then taken either to
shelters or the
or other animal rescue organizations
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WHEREAS, Friday, April 20-26, 2014, is National Pet ID Week:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah,
Governor concurring therein, designate Friday, April 18, 2014, as "Identify Your Pet
the state of Utah
, in recognition of National Pet ID Week, April 20-26,
Utah's pet owners to provide identification for their pets, either
through an implanted identification chip or on a pet's collar.
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their lost pets and fewer taxpayer dollars will be spent housing lost animals.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to
the state of Utah,
the Utah League of Cities and Towns for distribution to its
members, the Utah Association of Counties for distribution to its members,
Humane Society of Utah, and the Humane Society of the United States.
Rep. Romero explained the resolution to the committee assisted by Jennifer Hines, Girl Scout
Ambassador, and Pam Rasmussen, South Jordan Animal Control.
MOTION: Rep. Hemingway moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed
unanimously with Rep. Oda absent for the vote.
H.B. 57 Animal Shelter Amendments (Rep. A. Romero)
Rep. Romero explained the bill to the committee assisted by Drew Allen, Utah Veterinary
Medicine Association. Pam Rasmussen, South Jordan Animal control also assisted.
Spoke for the bill: Russ Wall, Public Works Director of Salt Lake County
MOTION: Rep. Hemingway moved to pass HB 57 out favorably. The motion passed with
Rep. Greenwood and Rep. Oda voting in opposition and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.
H.B. 54 New Automobile Franchise Act Amendments (Rep. J. Bird)
Rep. Bird explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Frank Pignanelli, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Spoke against the bill: Craig Bickmore, New Car Dealers of Utah
MOTION: Rep. Last moved to adjourn. The motion passed with Rep. Bird and Rep.
Cunningham voting in opposition.
Chair Edwards adjourned the meeting at 10:05 a.m. .
Rep. Becky Edwards, Chair