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Room 25, House Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 19, 2014

Members Present:    Rep. Curt Oda, Chair
Rep. Richard Greenwood, Vice Chair                
            Rep. Keith Grover
            Rep. Don Ipson                    
            Rep. Dana Layton
            Rep. Paul Ray                            
            Rep. Edward Redd
            Rep. Jennifer Seelig            
            Rep. Robert Spendlove
            Rep. Keven Stratton
            Rep. Mark Wheatley         
Staff Present:    Mr. Nathan Brady, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Linda Error, Committee Secretary

Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes

Chair Oda called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Stratton moved to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2014 and the February 18, 2014 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, Rep. Ipson, and Rep. Layton absent for the vote.

H.B. 200    Unlawful Removal or Vandalism of Campaign Signs (Rep. E. Hutchings)

Rep. Hutchings explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Stratton moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 14 through 15 :    

             14          .    subject to certain exceptions, makes it a class
{   C   }        B       misdemeanor for a person to

             15      remove, alter, deface,
{   cover,   } or otherwise vandalize a campaign sign.

2.    Page 2, Lines 32 through 33 :    

             32          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), a person is guilty of a class
{   C   }        B       misdemeanor if

             33      the person knowingly removes, alters, defaces,
{   covers,   } or otherwise vandalizes a sign:

The motion to amend passed with Rep. Redd and Rep. Wheatley voting in opposition. Rep. Ipson and Rep. Ray were absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill:    Ron Gordon, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
            Sean Reyes, Utah Attorney General

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 100    Illegal Immigration and Human Trafficking Enforcement (Rep. R. Greenwood)

Spoke against the bill:    Frank Budd, Utah Chiefs of Police Association
                Jim Phelps, U.S. Marshals Office
Ken Wallentine, Chief of Law Enforcement, Utah Attorney                 Generals Office

Spoke to the bill:        Brian Redd, Department of Public Safety
                Sean Reyes, Utah Attorney General

Rep. Greenwood distributed the following handouts: a letter from Utah Chiefs of Police Association to Governor Gary Herbert, state statue 67-5-23, and a letter from the Office of the Utah State Auditor to Sean Reyes.

MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to return the bill to Rules with a recommendation for interim study. The motion passed with Rep. Layton voting in opposition.

H.B. 322    Protection of Activities in Private Vehicles (Rep. C. Oda)

At the request of the sponsor this bill was not considered.

MOTION:    Rep. Ipson moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Oda adjourned the meeting at 4:05 p.m.

Rep. Curtis Oda, Chair 0