MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
20 House Building, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 6, 2015
Members Present: Rep. LaVar Christensen, Chair
Rep. Merrill Nelson, Vice Chair
Rep. Fred C. Cox
Rep. Bruce Cutler
Rep. Brian M. Greene
Rep. Craig Hall
Rep. Brian S. King
Rep. Curtis Oda
Rep. V. Lowry Snow
Rep. Kevin J. Stratton
Rep. Mark A. Wheatley
Staff Present: Mr. Gregg Girvan, Policy AnalystMs. Linda Black, Committee Secretary
NOTE: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Christensen called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Cox moved to approve the minutes of Februry 3, 2015. The motion passed with Rep. Oda, Rep. Snow and Rep. Stratton absent for the vote.
H.J.R. 3 Joint Resolution Calling for a Convention of the States for the Sole Purpose of Proposing a Countermand Amendment to the United States Constitution (Rep. M. Nelson)
Rep. Nelson explained H.J.R 3 in detail, and provided a handout, "Article Five", to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Curtis A. Wood, citizen
Rep. Ken Ivory, District 47
Spoke against the bill: Gayle Ruzika, Utah Eagle Forum
Scott N. Bradley, citizen
Pam Openshaw, citizen
Sharon Anderson, citizen
Dorothy Bradford, citizen
MOTION: Rep. Stratton moved to pass the bill out favorably.
MOTION: Rep. Hall moved to place H.J.R. 3 on the next agenda. The motion passed with Rep. Cox, Rep. Greene, Rep. King and Rep. Wheatley voting in opposition.
MOTION: Rep. Greene moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Christensen adjourned the meeting at 3:55 p.m.
LaVar Christensen, Chair