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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends the Governor's Programs related to the Health System Reform Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . incorporates principles from the Health Care Compact that assert states' rights over
13 health care; and
14 . requires Utah's representative to the Interstate Advisory Health Care Commission of
15 the multi-state Health Care Compact to:
16 . propose that the member states of the compact under the terms of the compact
17 work together to nullify federal health care reform; and
18 . work with the advisory commission to implement the nullification of federal
19 health care reform as adopted through the compact.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 63M-1-2508, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 63M-1-2508 is enacted to read:
30 63M-1-2508. Nullification of federal health care reform.
31 (1) For purposes of this section:
32 (a) "Compact" means the multi-state effort to assert states' rights over health care that
33 is described in the Health Care Compact adopted by the state under Section 63M-1-2507 .
34 (b) "Interstate Advisory Health Care Commission" is the body created in the compact
35 to work with other member states to assert the principles described in Section 63M-1-2507 ,
36 including the principles that:
37 (i) the constitution created a federal government of limited and enumerated powers and
38 reserves to the states or the people the powers not granted to the federal government;
39 (ii) the federal government has enacted many laws that have preempted state laws with
40 respect to health care, and placed increasing strain on state budgets, impairing other
41 responsibilities including education, infrastructure, and public safety; and
42 (iii) member states will take joint and separate actions to suspend the operation of all
43 federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding health care that are inconsistent with the laws and
44 regulations adopted by the member states pursuant to the compact.
45 (c) "Utah representative" means the individual appointed to represent Utah on the
46 Interstate Advisory Health Care Commission in accordance with Section 63M-1-2507 .
47 (2) Utah's representative to the Interstate Advisory Health Care Commission for the
48 compact shall work with the compact member states and propose to nullify federal health care
49 reform under the terms of the compact, and work with the commission to implement the
50 nullification proposal as adopted through the compact.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-8-13 12:26 PM