MINUTES OF THE
SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 250, Utah State Capitol
February 5, 2016
Members Present: Sen. Allen M. Christensen
Sen. Luz Escamilla
Sen. Peter C. Knudson
Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa
Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell
Excused Absence: Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair
Staff Present: Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
Ms. Nancy Skidmore, Committee Secretary
NOTE: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Sen. Christensen called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.
MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to approve the minutes of the February 2, 2016 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Knudson absent for the vote.
S.C.R. 9 Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health Crisis (Sen.T. Weiler)
Sen.Weiler explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Dr. Jenny Brown, Utah Coalition Against Pornography, United Women’s Forum
Dr. Brian Willoughby
Dr. Adam M. Moore, Marriage and Family Therapist
Ms. Pamela Atkinson, Director, Utah Coalition Against Pornography
Mr. Clay Olsen, CEO/Co-founder, Fight the New Drug
Mr. Scott Wright
Ms. Elisa Seegmiller
Ms. Rachel Peterson, Safety Commissioner, Parent Teacher Association
Ms. Kari Myers
Mr. Stan Rasmussen, Director of Public Affairs, Sutherland Institute
Ms. Laura Bunker, President, United Families International
Ms. Gail Ruzicka, Eagle Forum
Ms. Maryanne Christensen, Executive Director, Utah Eagle Forum, Director, Citizens for Strong Families
Ms. Coryn Carver
Ms. Sherie Christensen, Therapist
Ms. Pamela Atkinson, Chair, Coalition Against Ponography
MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed
MOTION: Sen. Knudson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Sen. Christensen adjourned the meeting at 5:08 p.m.
Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair