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