MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
20 House Building, Utah State Capitol Complex
March 4, 2016
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. Glenda VanWagenen, 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 8:07 a.m.
S.B. 96 Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Parent-time Act (L. Hillyard)
Senator Hillyard explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: Dani Hartvigsen, Eagle Forum
Spoke against the bill: Dan Deuel, National Parents Organization of Utah
MOTION: Rep. Snow moved to hold the bill. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Cutler absent for the vote.
S.B. 187S01 Reclassification of Misdemeanors (D. Thatcher)
Rep. King, House sponsor for the bill, explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Ron Gordon, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Paul Boyden, Utah Association of Prosecutors
Rick Schwermer, Administrative Office of the Courts
Marina Lowe, American Civil Liberties Union of Utah
MOTION: Rep. Snow moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Cutler, Rep. Stratton, and Rep. Nelson absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Oda moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Cutler, Rep. Stratton, and Rep. Nelson absent for the vote.
Chair Christensen adjourned the meeting at 9:40 a.m.
LaVar Christensen, Chair