MINUTES OF THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION
Room 30 House Building, State Capitol Complex
March 1, 2016
Members Present: Rep. Johnny Anderson, Chair
Rep. Jacob L. Anderegg, Vice Chair
Rep. Stewart E. Barlow
Rep. Kay J. Christofferson
Rep. Rich Cunningham
Rep. Sophia M. DiCaro
Rep. Jack Draxler
Rep. Justin L. Fawson
Rep. Brad King
Rep. David E. Lifferth
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. John R. Westwood
Members Absent: Rep. Brad L. Dee
Staff Present: Mr. Alex R. Janak, Policy Analyst
Ms. Karen Mitchell, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Draxler moved to approve the minutes of the February 26, 2016, meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barlow, Rep. Cunningham, Rep. DiCaro, Rep. King, and Rep. Anderegg absent for the vote.
H.B. 389 Sanctuary City Liability Amendments (Rep. S. Eliason)
Rep. Eliason explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke against the bill: Marina Lowe, ACLU of Utah
Sheriff Chad Jensen, Cache County Utah
Cameron Diehl, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Lincoln Shurtz, Utah Association of Counties
MOTION: Rep. Cunningham moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed with Rep. Christofferson, Rep. Fawson, and Rep. Lifferth voting in opposition.
S.B. 69 Children's Heart Disease Special Group License Plates (Sen. D. Hinkins) (Rep. Brad King)
Sen. Hinkins explained the bill to the committee and provided a handout, "Intermountain Healing Hearts".
Spoke for the bill: Christina Davis, Intermountain Healing Hearts
MOTION: Rep. Cunningham moved to pass S.B. 69 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Draxler absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Cunningham moved to place S.B. 69 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Draxler absent for the vote.
Chair Anderson relinquished the chair to Vice Chair Anderegg.
S.J.R. 2 Joint Resolution Calling for the Repeal of the 17th Amendment (Sen. A. Jackson) (Rep. K. Ivory)
Sen. Jackson explained the resolution to the committee with the assistance of Rep. Ken Ivory.
Spoke for the bill: Dan Deuel, Citizen
Gayle Ruzicka, Eagle Forum
MOTION: Rep. Lifferth moved to pass S.J.R. 2 out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. King voting in opposition. Rep. Moss and Rep. Anderson were absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. DiCaro moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Moss and Rep. Anderson absent for the vote.
Vice Chair Anderegg adjourned the meeting at 9:58 a.m.
Rep. Johnny Anderson, Chair