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HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 405, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
JANUARY 23, 2003
Rep. Eric K. Hutchings, Vice Chair
Rep. Doug Aagard
Rep. Ron Bigelow
Rep. DeMar Bud Bowman
Rep. Don E. Bush
Rep. Neil A. Hansen
Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
Rep. Roz McGee
Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold
Rep. Loraine T. Pace
STAFF PRESENT: John Cannon, Policy Analyst
John Fellows, Associate General Counsel
Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
VISITORS: List filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Hutchings called the meeting to order at 8:06 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Newbold moved to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2003 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bowman, Rep. Bush, and Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote.
H.B. 82 Initiatives - One Subject Requirement (J. M. Philpot)
Rep. Philpot introduced H.B. 82 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Sandy Peck, League of Women Voters
MOTION: Rep. Ferrin moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote.
H.J.R. 7S1 Resolution on Special Sessions of the Legislature (C. Bennion)
Rep. Bennion introduced 1st Substitute H.J.R. 7 and explained it to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Pace voting in opposition to the motion.
H.B. 27 Budget Reserve Account Amendments (C. Buttars)
Rep. Buttars introduced H.B. 27 and explained it to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Hendrickson moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 6, Line 178: After "Legislature" bracket "in the last annual"
2. Page 6, Line 179: Delete line 179
The motion to amend passed unanimously.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Kent Michie, Zion's Bank Public Finance, State Financial Advisor
Ed Alter, State Treasurer
Spoke to the bill: Steven Peterson, Utah School Boards Association, Utah School Superintendents Association
MOTION: Rep. Pace moved to pass the amended bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote
MOTION: Rep. Bush moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hendrickson absent for the vote. The meeting adjourned at 9:20 a.m.
Rep. James A. Ferrin, Chair