MINUTES OF THE

SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 250, Utah State Capitol

February 24, 2016

 

Members Present: Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair

Sen. Allen M. Christensen

Sen. Luz Escamilla

Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa

Members Excused: Sen. Peter C. Knudson

Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell

 

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.

 

Chair Vickers called the meeting to order at 9:03 p.m.

 

MOTION: Sen. Escamilla moved to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2016 and February 23, 2016 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

S.B. 170 Indigenous Peoples Day (Sen. J. Dabakis)

 

Sen. Dabakis explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill: Mr. Orville Cayedotto, President, Inter-Tribal Student Association

Mr. Kyle Ethelbah, Director, University of Utah TRIO Programs

Mr. Shaun Jacobson, Urban Initiative of Salt Lake City

Ms. Divina Spotted Elk, Title VII Coordinator

Mr. Chuck Foster

Mr. Pete Sands

Ms. Hazel Blackhair, Ute Indian Tribal Member

Mr. Gavin Noyse, Executive Director, Utah Dine Bikeyah

 

Spoke against the bill: Ms. Gayle Ruzika, Utah Eagle Forum

Mr. Christian Horlaucher

 

MOTION: Sen. Escamilla moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Sen. Christensen voting in opposition.

 

 

 

 

S.B. 199 Skilled Nursing Facility Amendments (Sen. B. Shiozawa)

 

Sen. Shiozawa explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill: Mr. Paul Rogers, Lobbyist, Revere Health

 

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

unanimously.

 

H.B. 184 Unlicensed Direct-entry Midwifery (Rep. C. Moss)

 

Rep. Moss explained the bill to the committee.

 

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

I.                    Page 2, Lines 46 through 47

House Committee Amendments

2-9-2016:


46 (d) fail to retain for at least Ĥ {[} 21 {]} {4} Ĥ years a signed statement from a client

46a described by

47 Subsection (1)(c).

 

(Note: the 4 on line 46 is stricken through.)

 

The motion passed unanimously.

 

Spoke to the bill: Ms. Holly Richardson, Registered Midwife, Holly on the Hill

 

Spoke for the bill: Mr. Mark Brinton, General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, Utah Medical Association

 

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

unanimously.

H.J.R. 007 Joint Rules Resolution on Medicaid Funding Report (Rep D. Sanpei.)

 

Rep. Sanpei explained the bill to the committee.

 

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

unanimously.

 

H.B. 172S01 Public Assistance Benefits Amendments (Rep. A. Romero)

 

Rep. Romero explained the bill to the committee.

 

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

unanimously.

 

H.B. 236S02 Charitable Prescription Drug Recycling Program (Rep. G. Froerer)

 

Rep. Froerer explained the bill to the committee.

 

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

unanimously.

 

H.B. 247 Medicaid Vision Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)

 

Sen. Christensen explained the bill to the committee.

 

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

 

H.B. 252 Intellectual Disability Terminology Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)

 

This bill was not considered.

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

 

Chair Vickers adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

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Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair