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MINUTES OF THE
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 225, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

                     January 28, 2002

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Carl R. Saunders, Chair
                    Rep. Rebecca Lockhart, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Patrice M. Arent
                    Rep. Trisha S. Beck
                    Rep. Glenn A. Donnelson
                    Rep. Steven R. Mascaro
                    Rep. Patricia W. Jones
                    Rep. David Litvack
                    Rep. Paul Ray
                    Rep. Mike Thompson
                    Rep. Glenn L. Way

MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Wayne A. Harper

STAFF PRESENT:            Mark Andrews, Research Analyst
                    Betty M. Bushman, House Secretary

OTHERS PRESENT:        (List of visitors on file)


Chair Saunders called the meeting to order at 8:16 a.m.

MOTION:    Representative Lockhart moved to approve the minutes of the January 24, 2002 committee meeting. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 181    Allocation of State Hospital Beds (J. Seitz)

Representative Seitz explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Representative Mascaro moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Representative Arent, Representative Jones, and Representative Thompson voting no. Representative Ray and Representative Way were absent for the vote.

S.B. 33    Access to Health Care and Coverage Task Force (P. Knudson)

Senator Knudson explained the bill to the committee.




Mr. Ronald E. Casper, National Federation for Independent Business, spoke in support of the bill.

MOTION:    Representative Arent moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Ray and Representative Way absent for the vote.


H.B. 122    Health Insurance Benefit Design (R. Lockhart)

Representative Lockhart explained the bill to the committee.

Speaking in support of the bill were Mr. Rod L. Betit, Executive Director - Department of Health, Mr. Ronald E. Casper, National Federation of Independent Business, Mr. Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director - Utah Health Insurance Association, and Ms. Candace Daly, Utah Association of Health Underwriters.

MOTION:    Representative Beck moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Way absent for the vote.


S.B. 45    Birth Certificate for Stillborn Child (R. Allen)

Senator Allen explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Representative Jones moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Way absent for the vote.


S.B. 4    Reports to Health and Human Services (T. Spencer)

In the absence of the sponsor, Ms. Catherine Dupont, Associate General Counsel, explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Representative Arent moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Representative Beck, Representative Litvack, Representative Lockhart, Representative Thompson, and Representative Way voting no.









S.B. 110    Child Placement Determinations
(D. Eastman)

Senator Eastman explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Representative Lockhart moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Representative Mascaro moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Saunders adjourned the meeting at 9:05 a.m.




                        __________________
                        Rep. Carl R. Saunders
                        Committee Chair