MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
20 House Building, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 2, 2016
Members Present: Rep. LaVar Christensen, Chair
Rep. Merrill Nelson, Vice Chair
Rep. Fred C. Cox
Rep. Bruce Cutler
Rep. Brian M. Greene
Rep. Craig Hall
Rep. Brian S. King
Rep. Curtis Oda
Rep. V. Lowry Snow
Rep. Kevin J. Stratton
Rep. Mark A. Wheatley
Staff Present: Mr. Gregg Girvan, Policy AnalystMs. Glenda VanWagenen, Committee Secretary
NOTE: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Christensen called the meeting to order at 2:19 p.m.
Vice Chair Nelson assumed the Chair at 2:20 p.m.
Rep. Snow moved to approve the minutes from January 28, 2016. The motion passed unanimously
with Rep. Oda absent for the vote.
1st Sub. H.B. 79 Nonpatient Cause of Action (K. McIff)
Rep. McIff explained the bill to the committee. He was assisted by Rep. Kennedy, Physicians Representative, Steven Hester, Medical Malpractice Attorney, Alan Mortensen, Utah Association for Justice, and Mark Brinton, Utah Medical Association.
Spoke for the bill: David Davis, Utah Retail Merchants Association
MOTION: Rep. Snow moved to adopt 1st Sub. H.B. 79. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hall and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Cox moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. King and Rep. Wheatley voting against. Rep. Snow was absent for the vote.
House Judiciary Standing Committee
February 2, 2016
H.B. 128 Alimony Amendments (K. Stratton)
Rep. Stratton explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Dani Hartvigser, Coalition for Preservation of Family Values
Laura Bunker, United Family International
MOTION: Rep. Christensen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Snow and Rep. Wheatley absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Oda moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Snow absent for the vote.
Rep. LaVar Christensen, Chair