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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE

    
BUSINESS AND LABOR

STANDING COMMITTEE
Wednesday, February 27, 2002 _ 4:00 p.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. Afton B. Bradshaw
Rep. David Clark
Rep. Stephen D. Clark
Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
Rep. Neil A. Hansen
Rep. Thomas Hatch
Rep. Karen W. Morgan
Rep. Brent D. Parker
Members Excused:
Rep. Jackie Biskupski
Rep. Greg J. Curtis
Rep. Brad King

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 Ferry called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m.

MOTION: Rep. Parker moved to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2002 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Adair, Rep. Barrus, Rep. Hansen, Rep. Hatch, and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.

H.J.R. 30    Resolution to Expand the Government Property Tax Exemption (D. Clark)

Rep. D. Clark introduced the resolution.

MOTION: Rep. Parker moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hatch and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.

S.B. 119    Workers' Compensation Insurance Related Amendments (L. S. Poulton)

Rep. Adair introduced the bill with the assistance of Dennis Lloyd, Workers Compensation Fund.

Spoke to the bill:    Dane Leavitt, self
                Ron Casper, National Federation of Independent Business'

Spoke for the bill:    Terry Buckner, Buckner Group

Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Barrus, and Rep. Adair declared a conflict of interest.

MOTION: Rep. Adair moved to delete in title and body S.B. 119 and replace it with 1st Sub. S.B. 119 Workers' Compensation Insurance Related Amendments. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Hatch, and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.


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

        1.    Page 3, Line 80:        Delete "six" and insert "five"

    The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hatch and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.

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

        1.     Pages 3-6, Lines 69-161:    Delete lines 69 through 161

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:
Rep. Parker moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Hansen, Rep. Hatch, and Rep. Morgan voting in opposition. Rep. Bryson was absent for the vote.

1st Sub. S.B. 122    Insurance Law Amendments (L. S. Poulton)

Rep. Adair introduced the bill with the assistance of Neal Gooch, Department of Insurance.

Spoke for the bill:    Kelly Atkinson, Utah Health Insurance Association

Rep. Hatch declared a conflict of interest.

MOTION: Rep. Adair moved to amend the bill as follows:
        
        1.    Page 111, Line 3415:        After "behalf of:]" insert "(i)"

        2.    Page 111, Line 3417:        After "transaction" insert "; or (ii) a settlement or closing involving:
                            (A) a mobile home;
                            (B) a grazing right;
                            (C) a water right; or
                            (D) other personal property authorized by the commissioner
"

        3.    Page 131, Line 4039:        After line 4039 insert:
                            "(2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), a title insurance agent may engage in the escrow business if:
                            (a) the escrow involves:

                            (i) a mobile home;
                            (ii) a grazing right;
                            (iii) a water right; or
                            (iv) other personal property authorized by the commissioner; and
                            (b) the title insurance agent complies with all the requirements of this section except for the requirement of Subsection (1)(c).
"



        4.    Page 131, Line 4040:        Delete "(2)" and insert "(3)"
    
        5.    Page 131, Line 4047:        Delete "(3)" and insert "(4)"

        6.    Page 131, Line 4053:        Delete "(4)" and insert "(5)"

        7.    Page 132, Line 4057:        Delete "(4)" and insert "(5)"

        8.    Page 132, Line 4075:        Delete "(5)" and insert "(6)"

        9.    Page 132, Line 4077:        Delete "(6)" and insert "(7)"

    The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bryson absent for the vote.

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

        1.    Page 105, Line 3243:        Delete "insured" and insert "insurer"

    The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bryson absent for the vote.

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

        1.    Page 43, Line 1322:        After "claimants;" reinstate "and"

        2.    Page 43, Line 1323:        Reinstate "." and delete "; and"    

        3.     Pages 43-44, Lines 1324-1332:    Delete lines 1324 through 1332

    The motion failed with Rep. Barrus, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Parker voting in favor. Rep. Bryson and Rep. Hatch were absent for the vote.

MOTION: Rep. D. Clark moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bryson and Rep. Hatch absent for the vote.

S.B. 103    Termination of Joint Tenancy in Real Property (L. Hillyard)

Sen. Hillyard introduced the bill.

MOTION: Rep. Bradshaw moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Adair, Rep. Bryson, and Rep. Hatch absent for the vote.

MOTION: Rep. Parker moved that S.B. 103 be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Adair, Rep. Bryson, and Rep. Hatch absent for the vote.



S.B. 100    Pharmacist Licensing Amendments (P. Knudson)

Sen. Knudson introduced the bill.

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

        1.    Page 8, Line 222
            Goldenrod 1-28-02:        After "including" insert " : (i) " and after "drugs;" reinstate "and" and insert " (ii) drug interactions with food, nutrients, and supplements; and "

        2.    Page 8, Lines 223-226
            Goldenrod 1-28-02:        Delete lines 223 through 226 and renumber accordingly.

    The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Adair, Rep. Bradshaw, and Rep. Hatch absent for the vote.

MOTION: Rep. Parker moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Adair, Rep. Bradshaw, and Rep. Hatch absent for the vote.

MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Adair, Rep. Bradshaw, and Rep. Hatch absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Ferry adjourned the meeting at 5:16 p.m.





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                            Chair, Rep. Katherine Bryson