MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS
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