MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 4, 2015
Members Present: Rep. Don L. Ipson, Chair
Rep. Marc K. Roberts, Vice Chair
Rep. Bradley M. Daw
Rep. Steve Eliason
Rep. Sandra Hollins
Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson
Rep. Paul Ray
Rep. Edward H. Redd
Rep. Angela Romero
Rep. Earl D. Tanner
Members Absent: Rep. Kay L. McIff
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 Ipson called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Peterson moved to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2015 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Daw, Rep. Eliason, Rep. Hollins, and Rep. Redd absent for the vote.
H.B. 184 Victim Restitution Amendments (Rep. B. Wilson)
Rep. Wilson explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Gary Scheller, Utah Office for Victims of Crime.
MOTION: Rep. Romero moved to pass H.B. 184 out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Tanner voting in opposition. Rep. Daw and Rep. Ray were absent for the vote.
H.B. 11 Death Penalty Procedure Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)
Rep. Ray explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke to bill: Roland Cook, Executive Director, Department of Corrections
Spoke against the bill: Anna Brower, ACLU of Utah
Ralph Dellapiana, Utahns for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Jean Hill, Catholic Diocese
Kent Hart, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
MOTION: Rep. Ray moved to pass H.B. 11 out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Redd, Rep. Roberts, Rep. Romero, and Rep. Tanner voting in opposition. Rep. Hollins was absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Daw moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hollins absent for the vote.
Don L. Ipson, Chair