MINUTES OF THE

SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 250, Utah State Capitol

March 4, 2016

 

Members Present:†††† Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Allen M. Christensen

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Luz Escamilla

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa

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Members Excused:††† Sen. Peter C. Knudson

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell

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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 4:19 p.m.

 

MOTION:Sen. Escamilla moved to approve the minutes of the March 3, 2016 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Shiozawa absent for the vote.

 

HB. 340S03††† Telehealth Revisions (Rep. K. Ivory)

 

Sen. Christensen explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke to the bill:†††††††† Ms. Heather Stringfellow, Vice President of Public Policy, Planned

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Parenthood

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. David Samuelson, deaf community

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Ms. Deb LaMarche

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Mark Brinton, Utah Medical Association

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

†††††††††††††††††††† unanimously.

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H.B. 436S01†† Housing and Homeless Reform Initiative (Rep. F. Gibson)

 

Rep. Gibson explained the bill to the committee.

 

MOTION:Sen. Christensen moved to replace First Substitute H.B. 436 with Second Substitute H.B. 436, Housing and Homeless Reform Initiative. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Mr. Ben McAdams, Mayor, Salt Lake County

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Gail Miller

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Pamela Atkinson, Community Activist, Homeless

††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Erin Trenbeath-Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Salt Lake

††††††††††††††††††††††† Community Action, Head Start

††††††††††††††††††† ††††Mr. Scott Howell, Pioneer Park Coalition

 

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

††††††††††† †††††††† unanimously.

 

††††††††† HB. 325S02†††††††† Office of Rehabilitation Services Amendments (Rep. Thurston)

 

Rep. Thurston explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Ms. Kathy Bounous, General Council, Department of Workforce Services

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Nate Talley, Analyst, Governorís Office of Management and Budget

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Kris Fawson, Statewide Independent Living Council

 

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

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† Sen. Escamilla voting in opposition.

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

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Chair Vickers adjourned the meeting at 5:35 p.m.

 

 

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Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair