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MINUTES OF THE SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 250, State Capitol

February 27, 2013

Members Present:

Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair Sen. Allen M. Christensen Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher Sen. Luz Robles

Staff Present: Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst

Ms. Nancy A. Skidmore, Committee Secretary

A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Sen. Christensen called the meeting to order at 8:07 a.m.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION: Sen. Robles moved to approve the minutes of Feb. 25, 2013. The motion passed

unanimously, with Sen. Vickers and Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

S.B. 227 Patient Information Protection Amendments (S. Urquhart)

Sen. Urquhart presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:

Mr. Joe Sowerby, Chief Executive Officer, Armored Online

Spoke to the bill:

Mr. Dave Davis, President, Utah Retail Merchants Association, Utah

Food Industry Association

Ms. Michelle MeOmber, Executive Vice President, Chief Executive

Officer, Utah Medical Association

Mr. Dave Gessel, Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association

MOTION: Sen. Shiozawa moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion

passed unanimously.

H.I3. 212 Disease Testing for Public Safety Officers Amendments (D. Brown)

Rep. Brown presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor

of the bill:                   Mr. Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director, Fraternal Order of Police Minutes of the Senate Health and Human Services Standing Committee Meeting February 27, 2013 Page 2 Mr. Barton Blaire, Captain, Law Enforcement Legislative Committee Mr. Paul Rogers, Workers Compensation Fund

MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass H.B. 212 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

13. 13   Protection of Children Riding in Motor Vehicles (P. Arent)

Rep. Arent presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:

Dr. Kevin Nelson, Pediatrician, University of Utah, and Chair, Coalition

for a Tobacco Free Utah

Dr. Tom Metcalf, retired pediatrician, representing parents, children, and

pediatricians of the Utah Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Ms. Michelle McOmber, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive

Officer, Utah Medical Association

Ms. Janet Brooks, Child Advocacy Manager, Primary Children's Hospital Ms. Liz Zentner, President, President-elect, Utah Parent Teacher Association Ms. Julie Drake, Utah Chapter of the March of Dimes

Spoke in Opposition

to the bill: Ms. Gayle Ruzicka, Utah Eagle Forum

MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass H.B. 13 out favorably. The motion passed, with

Sen. Thatcher voting in opposition.

1st Sub. H.B. 107 Hospital Lien Law Amendments (M. IlicKell)

Rep. McKell presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:

Mr. Steve Sullivan, attorney, Robert J. DeBry & Associates

MOTION:         Sen. Robles moved to pass 1st Sub. H.B. 107 out favorably. The motion passed

unanimously, with Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

MOTION:         Sen. Christensen moved that 1st Sub. H.B. 107 be placed on the Consent

Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

Minutes of the Senate Health and Human Services Standing Committee Meeting February 27, 2013

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1st Sub. H.B. 230 Emergency Vehicle Operators Training Requirements (G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor

of the bill:                   Mr. Richard Noorda

MOTION:      Sen. Christensen moved to pass 1st Sub. H.B. 230 out favorably. The motion

passed unanimously, with Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

MOTION:      Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously,

with Sen. Thatcher absent for the vote.

Chair Vickers adjourned the meeting at 9:45 a.m.

Minutes reported by Ms. Nancy A. Skidmore, Committee Secretary.

Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Committee Chair