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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE

    
BUSINESS AND LABOR

STANDING COMMITTEE
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 _ 8:00 a.m. _ Room 405 State Capitol


Members Present:
Rep. Katherine M. Bryson, Chair
Rep. Ben C. Ferry, Vice Chair
Rep. Gerry A. Adair
Rep. Roger E. Barrus
Rep. Jackie Biskupski
Rep. Afton B. Bradshaw
Rep. David Clark
Rep. Stephen D. Clark
Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
Rep. Neil A. Hansen
Rep. Brad King
Rep. Karen W. Morgan
Rep. Brent D. Parker
Members Absent:
Rep. Greg J. Curtis
Rep. Thomas Hatch

Staff Present:
Ms. Mary Catherine Perry, Research Analyst
Ms. Pam Bryson, House Secretary

Note: A list of others present will be filed with committee minutes.

Vice Chair Ben Ferry called the meeting to order at 8:14 a.m.

MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to approve the minutes of the January 28, 2002 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. S. Clark, and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.

H.B. 266    Hearing Instrument Specialist Amendments (Afton Bradshaw)

Rep. Bradshaw introduced the bill with the assistance of Gordon Madsen, Attorney for Hearing Instrument Specialists.

Spoke for the bill:    Mike Littlefield, Hearing Instrument Specialist

MOTION: Rep. Duckworth moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. S. Clark, and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.

MOTION: Rep. Bradshaw moved that H.B. 266 be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski and Rep. S. Clark absent for the vote.

S.B. 107    Utah Labor Commission Amendments (Ed Mayne)

Sen. Mayne introduced the bill with the assistance of Rep. Gerry Adair.

Spoke for the bill:    Tom Bingham, Utah Manufacturers Association

MOTION: Rep. Adair moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. S. Clark absent for the vote.

MOTION: Rep. Adair moved that S.B. 107 be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. S. Clark absent for the vote.


S.B. 51    Nurse Practice Act Amendments (Paula Julander)

Sen. Julander introduced the bill with the assistance of Laura Poe, Division of Occupational/Professional Licensing.

MOTION: Rep. Parker moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Line 14:    After "amendments." insert "This act contains a coordination clause."

2.    Page 11, Lines 319 - 320:    After "(a)" delete lines 319 and 320, insert
        "(i) shall submit fingerprint cards in a form acceptable to the division at the time the license application is filed and shall consent to a fingerprint background check by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification and the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the application; and
        (ii) the division shall request the Department of Public
        Safety to complete a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check for each applicant through the national criminal history system (NCIC) or any successor system; and
"

3.    Page 18, Line 541:    Insert "Section 15. Coordination clause.
        
If this bill and H.B. 63, Licensing Amendments Regarding Background Checks, both pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that: (1) Subsection 58-1-301.5(1) of the database shall read:
        (1) The division shall have direct access to criminal background information maintained by the Bureau of Criminal Identification under Chapter 53, Chapter 10, Part 2, Bureau of Criminal Identification, for background screening of licensure applicants as required in:
        (a) Section 58-31b-302 of Title 58, Chapter 316, Nurse Practice Act;
        (b) Section 58-47b-302 of Title 58, Chapter 47b, Massage Therapy Practice Act;
        (c) Section 58-55-302 of Title 58, Chapter 55, Construction Trades Licensing, as it applies to alarm companies and alarm company agents; and
        (d) Section 58-63-302 of Ttle 58, Chapter 63, Security Personnel Licensing Act.
"

    The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:
Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously.


S.B. 109    Licensing of Genetic Counselors Technical Amendments (Paula Julander)

Sen. Julander introduced the bill with the assistance of Laura Poe, Division of Occupational/Professional Licensing.

MOTION: Rep. Adair moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:
Rep. Parker moved that S.B. 109 be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 205    Division of Construction Services (Stephen Clark)

Rep. S. Clark introduced the bill.

Spoke to the bill:    Ted Boyer, Department of Commerce
            Taz Biesinger, Utah Home Builders Association
            Brad Stevens, Independent Electrical Contractors
            Richard Thorne, Associated General Contractors
            Mike Dunfield, Master Electrician

MOTION:
Rep. S. Clark moved to delete in title and body H.B. 205 and replace it with 3rd Sub. H.B. 205 Construction Services Commission. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Rep. Bradshaw moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed with Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Parker, and Rep. Bryson voting in opposition.

Vice Chair Ben Ferry adjourned the meeting at 9:17 a.m.





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                            Chair, Rep. Katherine Bryson