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H.B. 364





Chief Sponsor: Daniel McCay

Senate Sponsor: ____________

             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:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      ENACTS:
             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.

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