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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 20, House Building
February 6, 2014
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Roger Barrus, Chair
Rep. Steve Handy, Vice Chair
Rep. Jerry Anderson
Rep. Kay Christofferson
Rep. Lynn Hemingway
Rep. Angela Romero
Rep. Robert Spendlove
Rep. Curt Webb
Rep. John Westwood
STAFF PRESENT: Mr. Richard North, Policy Analyst
Ms. Becky Paulson, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Barrus called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
H.B. 44 Interstate Electric Transmission Lines (Rep. S. Handy)
The bill was explained by Rep. Handy.
MOTION: Rep. Barrus moved to replace HB44 with 1st Substitute HB44. The motion
passed unanimously with Rep. Romero absent for the vote.
Spoke for the bill: Aaron Tilton, Blue Castle Holdings
Spoke against the bill: Spencer Stokes, Transwest Express
The handout, "Challenges to Building New Electric Transmission in Utah", was distributed to the
Chair Barrus relinquished the chair to Rep. Webb.
Rep. Barrus returned and resumed the chair.
MOTION: Rep. Anderson moved to pass 1st Substitute HB44 out favorably. The motion
passed with Rep. Hemingway and Rep. Webb voting in opposition.
H.B. 275 Vietnam War Memorial Day Amendment (Rep. C. Oda)
The bill was explained by Rep. Oda.
MOTION: Rep. Anderson moved to replace HB275 with 2nd Substitute HB275. The motion
Spoke for the bill: Dennis Howland, President, Vietnam Veterans of America
Ricardo Maestas, Disabled American Veterans
MOTION: Rep. Westwood moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed
H.C.R. 1 Concurrent Resolution Designating Call Your Military Buddy Day (Rep.
The bill was explained by Rep. Fisher.
Spoke for the bill: Randy Edwards, American Legion Department of Utah
Kim Wixon, Vietnam Veterans of America
Spoke to the bill: Dennis Howland, President, Vietnam Veterans of America
MOTION: Rep. Hemingway moved to pass the bill our favorably. The motion passed
MOTION: Rep. Handy moved to adjourn the meeting. The vote passed unanimously.
Chair Barrus adjourned the meeting at 9:50.
Rep. Roger Barrus, Chair