20 House Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

March 4, 2015

Members Present: 

                                                Rep. Robert M. Spendlove, Vice Chair

                                                Rep. Stewart E. Barlow

                                                Rep. Melvin R. Brown

                                                Rep. Craig Hall

                                                Rep. Sandra Hollins

                                                Rep. Michael S. Kennedy

                                                Rep. Edward H. Redd

                                                Rep. Norman J. Thurston

                                                Rep. Raymond P. Ward


Members Absent:                 Rep. Kay L. McIff, Chair 

                                                Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck

                                                Rep. Paul Ray

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

                                                Ms. Linda Black, House Secretary

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

Vice Chair Spendlove called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.


MOTION:     Rep. Thurston moved to approve the minutes of March 2, 2015. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barlow absent for the vote.


H.B. 427         Post-exposure Blood Testing Amendments (Rep. E. Redd)


Spoke to the bill:        Rick Schwermer, Assistant Director, Utah Courts


Spoke for the bill:       Chief Jack Carruth, City of South Salt Lake Police Department


MOTION:     Rep. Kennedy moved to amend the bill as follows:


1.    Page 2, Lines 39 through 44:   


39   (b) If the court finds that, on the basis of the information in the ex parte request, the

40petitioner was significantly exposed during the course of performing the petitioner's duties as

41an emergency provider and that there is a reasonable likelihood that  a delay in administering available FDA-approved post-exposure treatment or prophylaxis could result in lack of effectiveness of the treatment or prophylaxis, or  there will not be an

42opportunity to obtain a sample at a later date, the court shall issue an order authorizing the

43petitioner to obtain a specimen of the person's blood, and that reasonable force may be used, if


The motion passed unanimously.


MOTION:     Rep. Ward moved to further amend the bill as follows:


1.    Page 2, Lines 40 through 41:   


Delete "during the course of performing the petitioner's duties as an emergency provider"       


The motion was withdrawn.


MOTION:     Rep. Brown moved to hold H.B. 427. The motion passed unanimously.


S.B. 147          Epinephrine Auto-injector Use Expansion (Sen. M. Dayton)


This bill was not considered.


MOTION:     Rep. Thurston moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.


Vice Chair Spendlove adjourned the meeting at 8:27 a.m.





Kay L. McIff, Chair