215 Senate Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Members Present:     Sen. Curtis S. Bramble, Chair

                                    Sen. Gene Davis

                                    Sen. Deidre Henderson

                                    Sen. Karen Mayne

                                    Sen. Todd Weiler


Members Excused:    Sen. J. Stuart Adams

                                    Sen. Ralph C. Okerlund


Staff Present:             Mr. Bryant Howe, Deputy Director

                                    Ms. Karen Allred, Committee Secretary


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


Chair Bramble called the meeting to order at 2:20 p.m. and announced that SB 36 and SB 54 would not be heard today.


S.B.  74           Unincorporated Business Entities Related Amendments   (L. Hillyard)


Sen. Hillyard explained the bill to the committee assisted by Kathy Berg, Director, Division of

Corporations and Commercial Code. They also answered questions from the committee.


MOTION:  Sen. Henderson moved to pass the bill out favorably.  The motion passed unanimously with Sen Davis and Sen. Weiler absent for the vote.


S.B.  72        Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Amendments  (J. Stevenson)


Sen. Stevenson explained the bill to the committee assisted by Sheila Page, Office of the

Attorney General.


MOTION:  Sen. Mayne moved to pass the bill out favorably.  The motion passed unanimously.


Sen. Henderson assumed the committee chair.


S.B. 63         Worker’s Compensation Fund Amendments  (C. Bramble)


Sen. Bramble explained the bill to the committee.


MOTION:  Sen. Davis moved to amend the bill as follows:


                        1.      Page 3, Lines 70 through 73: 


                                70          (a)  workers' compensation insurance and, subject to Subsection (5)(b)  {(ii)}  , reinsurance

                                71          in Utah;

                                72          (b)  workers' compensation insurance and   workers' compensation  reinsurance in a state other than Utah [to the

                                73          extent necessary to:];



                        2.      Page 4, Lines 110 through 115:     


                                110                       (b)  [The] (i)    {Subject to Subsection (5)(b)(ii), the}    The   fund or a subsidiary of the fund may

                               111        not offer, or enter into a joint enterprise that offers, or otherwise participate in the offering of

                                112        accident and health insurance  or administer a health benefit plan  .

                                113        (ii)    {The}    Subject to Subsection (5)(b)(i), the   fund or a subsidiary of the fund may serve as a reinsurer or reinsurance

                                114        intermediary for medical or disability costs or exposures assumed by a self-insured employer in

                                115        Utah.



The motion passed unanimously.


Dennis Lloyd, Vice President, Workers’ Compensation Fund further explained the bill and

answered questions from the committee.


Spoke for the bill:           Joey Gilbert, Vice President, Associated General Contractors of Utah

                                        Samuel W. Clark, Agent, Broker

                                        Todd Kiser, Utah Insurance Commissioner


Spoke against the bill:    Mike Sonntag, American Insurance Association


MOTION:  Sen. Mayne moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended.  The motion passed unanimously. 


MOTION:   Sen. Bramble moved to adjourn.  The motion passed unanimously.


Chair Bramble adjourned the meeting at 3:07 p.m.





Sen. Curtis S. Bramble, Chair