MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
PUBLIC UTILITIES & TECHNOLOGY STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450, State Capitol
March 7, 2016
Members Present: Rep. Ken Ivory, Chair
Rep. Stephen G. Handy, Vice Chair
Rep. Patrice M. Arent
Rep. Scott H. Chew
Rep. Kay J. Christofferson
Rep. Rebecca P. Edwards
Rep. Keith Grover
Rep. Lynn N. Hemingway
Rep. Keven J. Stratton
Rep. Earl D. Tanner
Members Absent: Rep. Brad L. Dee
Staff Present: Mr. Adam J. Sweet, Policy Analyst
Ms. Lisa Jones, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Vice Chair Handy called the meeting to order at 10:12 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Ivory moved to approve the minutes of the March 3, 2016 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Chew, Rep. Edwards, and Rep. Stratton absent for the vote.
SB0102S02 High Cost Infrastructure Tax Credit Amendments (Sen. R. Okerlund)
(Rep. F. Gibson)
Sen. Okerlund explained the bill, assisted by Stephen Styler, Chair, Governor's Rural Partnership Board, and Jonathan Ball, Director, Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst.
Spoke for the bill: Dr. Laura Nelson, Governor's Office of Energy Development
Lee Peacock, Utah Petroleum Association
Bryce Bird, Director, Utah Division of Air Quality
MOTION: Rep. Christofferson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Edwards absent for the vote.
SB0193S01 Utah Communications Authority Act Amendments (Sen. W. Harper)
(Rep. B. Dee)
Sen. Harper explained the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Christofferson moved to accept the Senate 3rd Reading Amendments from March 1, 2016. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Edwards and Rep. Ivory absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Tanner moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Edwards absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Ivory moved to adjourn the meeting.
Vice Chair Handy adjourned the meeting at 10:57 a.m.
Ken Ivory, Chair