Daily Fix, March 25

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Here’s today’s Daily Fix – HB477 is repealed. The House was ready to repeal on Monday, the Senate finally decided to repeal today, after much discussion. The Senate passed two amendments, sent it to the House for concurrence, where the House refused to concur. The Senate then receded from their amendments and passed a “clean” repeal bill.

*In just 10 minutes, the House voted 60-3 to repeal HB477, with only Reps. Mike Noel, Curt Webb and Neal Hendrickson voting against the repeal. The bill moved to the Senate, where it passed 19-5 but with added amendments. Sens. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, Stuart Reid, R-Ogden, Senate President Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville, Mark Madsen, R-Eagle Mountain, and Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley, opposed the repeal. Trib

*”It would be a mistake to amend the bill,” said Rep. Wayne Harper, R-West Valley City, told colleagues at the end of an open House GOP caucus. Rep. Steve Handy, R-Layton, who is also a member of the working group discussing changes to the bill and GRAMA, also pushed for a vote. “I feel we need to clear the air and deal with this changes to the bill later.” he said. Another working group member, Rep. Holly Richardson, R-Pleasant Grove, said she was optimistic that the committee “could come to agreement on many critical issues.” Deseret News

*The Senate amended the HB1001, then voted 19-5 to approve it. One amendment states that the Legislature intends and requests the governor to call a special session no later than June 24 to consider changes to the Utah Government Records Access Management Act. The second amendment requests that the Legislature refer government records issues to one or more interim committees for review and that those committees hold at least two meetings with opportunity for public comment. The House refused to concur and the Senate receded. Daily Herald

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One Response to “Daily Fix, March 25”

  1. Fred Says:

    The intent of the Utah House of Representatives in voting to repeal former HB 477 is …

    http://utahenergyideas.blogspot.com/2011/03/regarding-repeal-of-former-hb-477.html

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