From the official journal:
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS (27 Feb Journal) Representative Herrod made a motion, under suspension of the rules, to lift H.B. 300 from the Rules Committee and refer it to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice standing committee. Representatives Draxler and Harper commented.
Paraphrased transcript from the recording of the session:
Herrod: We should not be afraid to tackle tough issues.
Draxler: against motion - survey ranked immigration - highest points were the facets of guest-worker HB116, it's a mistake to lift bill at this time of the session (HB 300 was introduced 27 Jan)
Harper: proper motion, but against motion - failed in rules with other immigration bills, part of process; if we do this, what other bills will we have to hear (11:20) "what other games might be played?" shouldn't be done this late in this session (It's been sitting in rules for two weeks)
Dougall: Motion to "saunter' (12:05)
Herrod: I warn this body about process; the legislature has lost the faith of Utahns; Have you on rules even read the bill?: We have high unemployment for teenagers, high suicide rate; 21% of rape of child are by illegal aliens, murder rate up; but we won't even hear a bill that is constitutional (HB300) Lincoln quote “To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”, don't use a ploy to saunter to stay away of vote
Dougall: This is not a motion of cowardice He (Herrod) issues a tirade day after day, very bitter about many things, we need to cool down.
Chair: Voice vote - passed division = vote:
Comments by chair of what are we voting on - not on bill, but to saunter.
pause (long) 16:45 17:42
Mel Brown: Point of order, need recess or adjourn- not to saunter, motion not debatable. 18.22 motion is to recess for 15 min.
Representative Dougall made a substitute motion to recess for 15 minutes. Representative Herrod commented. The motion to recess for 15 minutes passed on the following roll call: Yeas, 40; Nays, 31; Absent or not voting, 4.
Voting in the affirmative were: Representatives Anderson Arent Barrus Bird Briscoe Chavez-Houck Cosgrove D Brown Daw Dee Dougall Doughty Duckworth Edwards Fisher Handy Harper Hemingway Hendrickson King Kiser Litvack M Brown McCay McIff Menlove Moss Newbold Poulson Powell Sagers Sanpei Seelig V Peterson Watkins Wheatley Wiley Wilson Wright Lockhart Voting in the negative were: Representatives Barlow Butterfield Christensen Cox Draxler Dunnigan Eliason Frank Froerer Galvez Gibson Greenwood Grover Herrod Hutchings Ipson Ivory J Peterson Last Mathis Nielson Noel Oda Painter Perry Pitcher Snow Sumsion Vickers Webb Wilcox Absent or not voting were: Representatives Hughes Morley Ray Sandstrom
So ends 2012 Utah immigration enforcement, not with a bang, but a whimper
If the link does not work, scroll through the archives on the home page. When you get to the video click on "Lift Bill" (about 8 min in)