MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450, Capital Building
March 4, 2015
Members Present: Rep. Ken Ivory, Chair
Rep. Steve Handy, Vice Chair
Rep. Patrice Arent
Rep. Scott Chew
Rep. Kay Christofferson
Rep. Justin Miller
Rep. Earl Tanner
Members Absent: Rep. Brad Dee
Rep. Becky Edwards
Rep. Keith Grover
Rep. Keven Stratton
Staff Present: Mr. Richard North, Policy Analyst
Ms. Linda Error, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Ivory called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Christofferson moved to approve the minutes of the February 26, 2015 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Arent absent for the vote.
H.B. 414 Utah Broadband Outreach Center (Rep. S. Handy)
Rep. Handy explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Kelleigh Cole, Utah Broadband Project. The handouts "Broadband Project", "HB 414 Utah Broadband Outreach Center-Brief Sheet" and "HB 414 Utah Broadband Outreach Center-Frequently Asked Questions" were distributed to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Michael Merrill, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
Ray Timothy, Executive Director, Utah Education Network
Tara Tule, AT&T
Eric Isom, Century Link
Soren Simonsen, Impact Hub
MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to pass H.B. 414 out favorably.
MOTION: Rep. Christofferson moved to amend the bill as follows:
Page 5, Line 135: After "appropriated" insert "one time"
Page 5, Line 139: delete "$350,000" and insert "$175,000"
Page 5, Line 141: delete "$350,000" and insert "$175,000"
The substitute motion to amend failed with Rep. Christofferson voting in favor
The original motion to pass H.B. 414 out favorably passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Handy moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Ivory adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
Ken Ivory, Chair