Room 450 State Capitol

January 26, 2016


Members Present:                     Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair

Rep. Kraig Powell, Vice Chair

                                                    Rep. Kim Coleman

                                                    Rep. Lynn Hemingway                                                      

                                                    Rep. Don L. Ipson

                                                    Rep. Michael S. Kennedy 

Rep. Dixon M. Pitcher

                                                    Rep. Marie H. Poulson 

                                                    Rep. Norman K. Thurston

                                                    Rep. Raymond P. Ward


Members Excused:                   Rep. James A. Dunnigan


Members Absent:                     Rep. Johnny Anderson


Staff Present:                             Ms. Megan L. Bolin, Policy Analyst

                                                    Ms. Karen Mitchell, Committee Secretary


Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.



Chair Webb called the meeting to order at 2:01 p.m.


H.C.R. 1           Concurrent Resolution on Waters of the United States (Rep. M. Noel)


Rep. Noel explained the bill to the committee.


Spoke for the bill:          Sterling Brown, Utah Farm Bureau

                                       Mike Kohler, Utah Dairy Producers

                                       Chris Harelson, Americans for Prosperity


MOTION:       Rep. Thurston moved to pass H.C.R. 1 out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Hemingway voting in opposition.


H.B. 17             Assessment Area Foreclosure Amendments (Rep. R. C. Webb)


Rep. Webb explained the bill to the committee.


Spoke for the bill:          Taz Biesinger, Utah Home Builders Association


Spoke to the bill:            Randy Larsen, Attorney, Ballard Spahr Law Firm


MOTION:       Rep. Ipson moved to replace H.B. 17 with 1st Substitute H.B. 17. The motion                           passed unanimously.


MOTION:       Rep. Ipson moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 17 out favorably. The motion passed                           unanimously with Rep. Poulson absent for the vote.


H.B. 77             Special District Amendments (Rep. S. Handy)


Rep. Handy explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of LeGrand Bitter, Utah Association of Special Districts.


MOTION:       Rep. Pitcher moved to pass H.B. 77 out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Thurston voting in opposition.


H.B. 83             Campaign Finance Disclosures in Municipal Elections (Rep. C. Hall)


Rep. Hall explained the bill to the committee.


Spoke for the bill:          Justin Lee, Deputy Director of Elections, Lt. Governor's Office


MOTION:       Rep. Powell moved to verbally amend the bill.



MOTION:       Rep. Thurston moved to hold the bill.


MOTION:       Rep. Ipson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 64             Rate Committee Amendments (Rep. M. McKell)


This bill was not considered.


Chair Webb adjourned the meeting at 3:26 p.m.








Rep. R. Curt Webb, Chair