MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
Friday, February 19, 2021 • 8:00 a.m. • 445 State Capitol


Members Present:
Rep. Merrill F. Nelson, Chair
Rep. Candice B. Pierucci, Vice Chair
Rep. Cheryl K. Acton
Rep. Stewart E. Barlow
Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost
Rep. Steve Eliason
Rep. Sandra Hollins
Rep. Marsha Judkins
Rep. Rosemary T. Lesser
Rep. Kelly B. Miles
Rep. Paul Ray
Rep. Robert M. Spendlove
Rep. Raymond P. Ward

Staff Present:
Karin M. Rueff, Policy Analyst
Rafaela Eguiguren, Committee Secretary

Note: A copy of related materials and an audio recording of the meeting can be found at www.le.utah.gov.

Chair Nelson called the meeting to order at 8:14 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Lesser moved to approve the minutes of February 17th, 2021. The motion passed with a vote of 13-0-0.
Yeas - 13Nays-0Abs-0
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. S. Barlow
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. S. Eliason
Rep. S. Hollins
Rep. M. Judkins
Rep. R. Lesser
Rep. K. Miles
Rep. M. Nelson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. P. Ray
Rep. R. Spendlove
Rep. R. Ward
1. S.B. 140 Pharmacy Benefit Amendments (Vickers, E.)
Sen. Evan J. Vickers presented the bill with the assistance of Donovan Smith, Director, Pharmacy Services.
MOTION: Rep. Ward moved to pass S.B. 140 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 12-0-1.
Yeas - 12Nays-0Abs-1
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. S. Barlow
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. S. Eliason
Rep. S. Hollins
Rep. M. Judkins
Rep. R. Lesser
Rep. K. Miles
Rep. M. Nelson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. R. Spendlove
Rep. R. Ward
Rep. P. Ray
2. H.C.R. 18 Concurrent Resolution Supporting Extension and Expansion of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (Owens, D.)
Rep. Doug Owens presented the bill with the assistance of Mary Dickson.
Grand County Commission letter
San Juan County Commission letter
Noah Miterko, Senior Policy Associate, HEAL Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
Dr. Tommy Rock spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Pierucci moved to pass H.C.R. 18 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 13-0-0.
Yeas - 13Nays-0Abs-0
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. S. Barlow
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. S. Eliason
Rep. S. Hollins
Rep. M. Judkins
Rep. R. Lesser
Rep. K. Miles
Rep. M. Nelson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. P. Ray
Rep. R. Spendlove
Rep. R. Ward
3. H.B. 92 Medical Practice Amendments (Shipp, R.P.)
Rep. Rex P. Shipp presented the bill with the assistance of Dr. Quentin Van Meter, Pediatric, Dr. Miriam Grossman, and Dr. Shirley Cox.
Sydney Testimony
Dr. Nicole Mihalopoulos spoke against the bill.
Dr. Jennifer Plumb spoke to the bill.
Kody Valera spoke to the bill.
Dr. Candice Metzler, Executive Director, Transgender Education Advocates of Utah, spoke against the bill.
Troy Williams, Equality Utah, spoke against the bill.
Dani Palmer, Utah Eagle Forum, spoke to the bill.
Robert Graf spoke in favor of the bill.
Erin Brewer spoke in favor of the bill.
Billy Burleigh spoke in favor of the bill.
Maryann Martindale, Utah Academy of Family Physicians, spoke against the bill.
Dr. Jennifer Brinton, Utah Chapter AAP, spoke against the bill.
Rep. Acton moved to replace H.B. 92 with 2nd Substitute H.B. 92.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. Spendlove moved to return H.B. 92 to the Rules Committee The substitute motion passed with a vote of 10-3-0.
Yeas - 10Nays-3Abs-0
Rep. S. Barlow
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. S. Eliason
Rep. S. Hollins
Rep. M. Judkins
Rep. R. Lesser
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. P. Ray
Rep. R. Spendlove
Rep. R. Ward
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. K. Miles
Rep. M. Nelson
MOTION: Rep. Pierucci moved to adjourn. The motion passed with a vote of 13-0-0.
Yeas - 13Nays-0Abs-0
Rep. C. Acton
Rep. S. Barlow
Rep. J. Dailey-Provost
Rep. S. Eliason
Rep. S. Hollins
Rep. M. Judkins
Rep. R. Lesser
Rep. K. Miles
Rep. M. Nelson
Rep. C. Pierucci
Rep. P. Ray
Rep. R. Spendlove
Rep. R. Ward
Chair Nelson adjourned the meeting at 9:54 a.m.