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MINUTES OF THE
SENATE HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2002
ROOM 416, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING



Members Present:    Sen. D. Edgar Allen
    Sen. Gene Davis
    Sen. Terry Spencer
    Sen. Bill Wright

Members Absent    Sen. John W. “Bill” Hickman, Chairman
    Sen. Steven Poulton

Staff Present:    Mark Andrews, Research Analyst
    Jeanne Wride, Committee Secretary
    
              Public Speakers Present: Mandee Curtis
    
Visitor List on File:

    
Sen. Spencer chaired the meeting, which was called to order at 8:51 a.m.

MOTION: Sen. Wright moved to approve the minutes of January 29, 2002.

The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

1.     H.B. 13 REPEAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Rep. D. Bowman)

    
Rep. Bowman presented the bill to the committee.

    MOTION: Sen. Allen moved to pass H.B. 13 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

2.     S.B. 125 ORGAN DONOR LEAVE FOR STATE EMPLOYEE (Sen. Karen Hale)

    The bill was introduced by Tracy Schmitt, Intermountain Donor Services and Jeannene Barbam, Quest for Gift of Life.

     MOTION: Sen. Allen moved to pass S.B. 125 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

3.     H.B. 204 RESPONSIBILITY OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REPRESENT DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (Rep. M. Throckmorton)
    


    Sen. Throckmorton presented the bill to the committee.

    Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Spencer moved to amend H. B. 204 as follows:

1. Page, Line 20a
(House Floor Amendments 1-23-2002): Delete” Subsection 67-5-17(1)” and insert “Section 67-5-17"

     The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.     
    MOTION: Sen. Spencer moved to pass H.B. 204, as amended, out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

4.     H.B. 28 IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY IN CHILD WELFARE INVESTIGATIONS (Rep. W. Harper)

    Rep. Harper presented the bill to the committee.

    Barbara Feaster, citizen; Rep. Tisha Beck; Charley Risenmay, SAFE Care; and Frederick Van Der Verne, Utah Public Employees Association; spoke in opposition to the bill. Richard Anderson, DCFS, spoke to the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Poulton moved to pass H. B. 28 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed Sen. Allen voting in opposition and Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

    MOTION: Senator Allen moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

    The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

Minutes recorded by Jeanne Wride, Secretary

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            Sen. Bill Wright
            Acting Committee Chair