House Business and Labor Committee - February 26, 2019

445 State Capitol

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 Recording 1
 Chair Dunnigan called the meeting to order at 4:07 p.m.
 H.B. 323 Impact Fees Amendments (Wilde, L.)
 Rep. Wilde presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Randall Knight, Garden City Fire District.
 Mr. Taz Biesenger, Utah Home Builders Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. Roberts moved to hold H.B. 323.
 Rep. Roberts assumed the chair.
 H.B. 366 Health Care Amendments (Dunnigan, J.)
 Rep. Dunnigan presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Ms. Emma Chacon, Operations Directer, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, Department of Health, and Mr. Andy Cohen, President, Utah Association of Addiction Providers and CEO, Odyssey House.
 Mr. Chris Mackintosh, CEO, Turning Point Centers, and Legislative Chair of Utah Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, spoke in support of the bill.
 Ms. Rebecca Brown, Valley Behavioral Health, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Jake Shoff, CEO, Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Center, and Vice President of Utah Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, spoke in support of the bill.
 Ms. Jesse Mendel, Voices for Utah Children, spoke in support of the bill.
 Rep. McKell moved to replace H.B. 366 with 1st Substitute H.B. 366.
 Rep. McKell moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 366 out favorably.
 Rep. Dunnigan resumed the chair.
 H.B. 338 Changes to Tobacco Retail Permit (Roberts, M.)
 Rep. Roberts presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Jeff Hartley, Clyde Snow and Sessions.
 Mr. Kirk Benge, Utah Association of Local Health Departments, spoke in support of the bill.
 Rep. McKell moved to pass H.B. 338 out favorably.
 Rep. Winder moved to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2019 meeting.
 H.B. 337 Professional Competency Standards Amendments (Dailey-Provost, J.)
 Rep. Dailey-Provost presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Dr. Kelly Garrett, Neuropsychologist, Intermountain Healthcare. A handout was provided to the committee.
 Dr. Jay Jacobson, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics and Infectious Disease, University of Utah, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Mark Brinton, General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs, Utah Medical Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. McKell moved to pass H.B. 337 out favorably.
 The motion
 Chair Dunnigan asked Dr. Garrett how she would describe the thinking ability of the legislature collectively and how she would contrast the House with the Senate. She wisely demurred to answer.
 H.B. 324 Tobacco Age Amendments (Eliason, S.)
 Rep. Eliason presented 1st Substitute H.B. 324 to the committee and provided "Preventing Addiction in Teens" and a letter of support from JUUL Labs.
 Mr. Ryan Channell, citizen, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. McGyver Clark, Students Against Electronic Vaping, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Kirk Benge, Utah Association of Local Health Departments, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Mark Brinton, General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, Utah Medical Association, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Riley Farr, Utah Vapor Business Association, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Conner Boyack, Libertas Institute, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Dave Davis, President of Utah Retail Merchants Association and Utah Food Industry Association, spoke in support of the bill.
 Rep. McKell moved to replace H.B. 324 with 1st Substitute H.B. 324.
 Rep. Winder moved to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 324 with Amendment #2.
 Rep. Winder moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 324 out favorably as amended.
 The motion
 1st Sub. S.B. 58 Kratom Consumer Protection Act (Bramble, C.)
 Sen. Bramble presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Mac Haddow, American Kratom Association.
 Dr. Benton Bramwell, Naturopathic Physician, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Joel Badger, Badger Botanicals, spoke in support of the bill.
 Ms. Melissa Ure, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Agriculture and Food, answered questions form the committee.
 Mr. Victor Bostrom, citizen, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. David Knifer, citizen, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Rex Garcia, Elite Contract Manufacturing, spoke in support of the bill.
 Rep. Musselman moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 58 out favorably.
 The motion
 H.B. 354 Business Regulation Amendments (Coleman, K.)
 Rep. Coleman presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Jeremy Smith, former Turo host, and Mr. Lou Bertuca, Senior Manager for Government Relations, Turo.
 Mr. Mike Taylor, President, Utah Car Rental Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Parker Smith, Turo host, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Ray Wagner, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Enterprise Holdings, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Conner Boyack, Libertas Institute, spoke in support of the bill.
 Mr. Jesse Hubbard, Rugged Rental, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Charlie Luke, Chair, Salt Lake City Council, answered questions from the committee.
 Mr. Bill Wyatt, Executive Director, Salt Lake City International Airport, answered questions from the committee and spoke against the bill.
 Rep. Maloy assumed the chair.
 Rep. Brammer moved to replace H.B. 354 with 1st Substitute H.B. 354.
 Rep. Brammer moved to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 354 with Amendment #1.
 Rep. Brammer moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 354 out favorably as amended.
 Chair Dunnigan resumed the chair.
 The motion
 Rep. Quinn moved to adjourn.
 Chair Dunnigan adjourned the meeting at 8:07 p.m
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