MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE REVENUE AND TAXATION
Room 445, State Capitol
March 2, 2015
Members Present: Rep. Daniel McCay, Chair
Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson, Vice Chair
Rep. Joel K. Briscoe
Rep. Gage Froerer
Rep. Brian M. Greene
Rep. Eric K. Hutchings
Rep. Ken Ivory
Rep. Brian S. King
Rep. John Knotwell
Rep. Mike K. McKell
Rep. Douglas V. Sagers
Rep. Jon E. Stanard
Members Absent: Rep. Rich Cunningham
Staff Present: Leif G. Elder, Policy Analyst
An Bradshaw, Secretary
NOTE: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair McCay called the meeting to order at 8:22 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Briscoe moved to approve the minutes of the February, 24, 2015 and February 25, 2015 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Froerer and Rep. Hutchings absent for the vote.
Leif Elder, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, gave a PowerPoint presentation, "A Key Component of the Property Tax System: The Certified Rate", and answered questions from the committee
Vice Chair Peterson assumed the chair.
H.B. 328 Tax Changes (Rep. D. McCay)
Rep. McCay explained the bill to the committee. John Valentine, State Tax Commissioner, and Roger Tew, Utah League of Cities and Towns, answered questions from the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Lynn Pace, Salt Lake City
Matt Dahl, Utah Redevelopment Association
David Spatafore, South Jordan City
Steve Young, tax practitioner
Billy Hesterman, Utah Taxpayers Association
Spoke to the bill: Roger Tew, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Lincoln Shurtz, Utah Association of Counties
John Valentine, State Tax Commissioner
MOTION: Rep. McKell moved to adopt 1st Sub. H.B. 328. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Froerer absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. McKell moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. King and Rep. Stanard voting in opposition and Rep. Froerer absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Sagers moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Froerer absent for the vote.
Vice Chair Peterson adjourned the meeting at 9:59 a.m.
Daniel McCay, chair