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Room 20, House Building
February 19, 2014

Members Present:        Rep. Roger Barrus, Chair
                Rep. Steve Handy, Vice Chair
                Rep. Jerry Anderson
                Rep. Kay Christofferson
                Rep. Lynn Hemingway
                Rep. Robert Spendlove
                Rep. Curt Webb
                Rep. John Westwood

Members Absent:        Rep. Angela Romero

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 8:10 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Handy moved to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2014 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Spendlove and Rep. Westwood absent for the vote.

S.B. 106    Workplace Safety Week Designation (Sen. K. Mayne) (Rep. D. Ipson)

Sen. Mayne explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Dennis V. Lloyd, Senior Vice President, Workers Compensation Fund
            Rich Thorn, President, Associated General Contractors

Rep. Christofferson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Hemingway moved to place the bill on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

S.C.R. 2    Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Ririe- Woodbury Dance Company (Sen. G. Davis) (Rep. L. Hemingway)

Rep. Hemingway explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Jayceen Walker, Utah Museum Association

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

H.B. 19    Electric Vehicle Battery Charging Service Amendments (Rep. P. Arent)

Rep. Arent explained the bill. The handouts, "HB 19: Electric Vehicle Battery Charging Service Amendments" and "Electric Vehicles Are a Clean Air Investment: Vehicle Emission Comparison".

Spoke for the bill:    Kevin Emerson, Utah Clean Energy
            Ed Tallerico, Building Owners and Managers Association
            Lynn Pace, Land Use Attorney, Salt Lake City
            Brad Shafer, Rocky Mountain Power

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

1.    Page 1, Lines 14 through 16 :    

             14          This bill:
             15          .    provides that the
{   definition   }        definitions       of        "electrical corporation" and       "public utility"      {   does   }        do       not include certain entities that

             16      sell electric vehicle battery charging services.

2.    Page 2, Line 54 through Page 3, Line 66 :    

             54          (7)
  (a)       "Electrical corporation" includes every corporation, cooperative association, and

             55      person, their lessees, trustees, and receivers, owning, controlling, operating, or managing any
             56      electric plant, or in any way furnishing electric power for public service or to its consumers or
             57      members for domestic, commercial, or industrial use, within this state, except independent
             58      energy producers, and except where electricity is generated on or distributed by the producer
             59      solely for the producer's own use, or the use of the producer's tenants, or for the use of
             60      members of an association of unit owners formed under Title 57, Chapter 8,

             61      Ownership Act, and not for sale to the public generally, and except where the electricity
             62      generated is consumed by an owner, lessor, or interest holder, or by an affiliate of an owner,
             63      lessor, or interest holder, who has provided at least $25,000,000 in value, including credit
             64      support, relating to the electric plant furnishing the electricity and whose consumption does not
             65      exceed its long-term entitlement in the plant under a long-term arrangement other than a power
             66      purchase agreement, except a power purchase agreement with an electrical corporation.

      (b) "Electrical corporation" does not include an entity that sells electric vehicle battery charging services, unless the entity conducts another activity in the state that subjects the entity to the jurisdiction and regulation of the commission as an electrical corporation.               

The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Hemingway moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 166    Energy Amendments (Sen. M. Madsen) (Rep. S. Handy)

Sen. Madsen explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:        Brad Shafer, Rocky Mountain Power

Spoke against the bill:    Kelly Francone, Utah Association of Energy Users

Rep. Handy moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

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

Chair Barrus adjourned the meeting at 9:00 a.m.

                    Rep. Roger Barrus, Chair