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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 20, House Building
February 6, 2014
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Jack Draxler, Chair
Rep. Ken Ivory, Vice Chair
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Janice Fisher
Rep. Keith Grover
Rep. John Mathis
Rep. Mike Noel
Rep. Lee Perry
Rep. Kraig Powell
STAFF PRESENT: Mr. Brian Bean, Policy Analyst
Ms. Becky Paulson, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors is filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Draxler called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Perry moved to approve the minutes of the February 5, 2014 meeting. The
motion passed unanimously with Rep. Fisher, Rep. Mathis, Rep. Noel, and Rep.
Ivory absent for the vote.
H.B. 299 Elector Amendments (Rep. B. King)
The bill was explained by Rep. King.
MOTION: Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to pass the bill out favorably.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. Ivory moved to hold the bill. The substitute motion passed
unanimously with Rep. Mathis and Rep. Noel absent for the vote.
H.J.R. 11 Joint Rules Resolution on Executive Appropriations Committee Budget
Responsibilities (Rep. B. Wilson)
H.B. 311 Budgeting Amendments (Rep. B. Wilson)
At the request of the sponsor HJR11 and HB311 were discussed together.
The bill and resolution were explained by Rep. Wilson, assisted by Jonathan Ball, Legislative
Spoke for the bill and resolution: Derek Monson, Sutherland Institute
MOTION: Rep. Grover moved to pass HJR11 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously
with Rep. Noel absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Grover moved to pass HB311 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously
with Rep. Powell absent for the vote.
H.B. 300 Municipal Election Questions (Rep. K. Powell)
Rep. Powell explained the bill.
Spoke for the bill: Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Charlie Luke, Chair, Salt Lake City Council
MOTION: Rep. Powell moved to hold the bill. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Grover moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Draxler adjourned the meeting at 5:17 p.m.
Rep. Jack Draxler, Chair