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Room 405 State Capitol
February 21, 2003

Members Present:    Rep. Katherine M. Bryson, Chair
            Rep. Brent D. Parker, Vice Chair            
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski
            Rep. Craig W. Buttars
            Rep. David Clark
            Rep. Stephen D. Clark
            Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
            Rep. Jim Dunnigan
            Rep. Ben C. Ferry
            Rep. Neil A Hansen
            Rep. Todd E. Kiser
            Rep. Mike Morley

Members Absent:    Rep. J. Stuart Adams

Staff Present:    Ms. Mary Catherine Perry, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Linda Error, Committee Secretary

Visitors:        List of visitors filed with committee minutes

Rep. Bryson called the meeting to order at 8:16 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2003 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Buttars absent for the vote.

1st Sub. H.B. 113    Insurance Coverage for Unique Medical Services (R. Lockhart)

Rep. Lockhart explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:        Michael Bahr, President, Altius Health Plans
                Mark Kershaw, Network Manager, Utah Valley Physicians Network
                Tracy Frandsen, physician
                Keith Tintle, CEO, Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Spoke against the bill:        John T. Nielsen, Senior Counsel, Director of Government Relations, Intermountain Health Care
                Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance Association
                David Clark, Chief Operator, Region South Hospitals, IHC

Chair Bryson relinquished the chair to Vice Chair Parker.

Chair Bryson resumed the chair.

MOTION:    Rep S. Clark moved to send the bill to interim for further study. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 249    Licensing Mortgage Loan Officers (B. Parker)

MOTION:    Rep. Parker moved to delete in title and body H.B. 249 and replace it with 1st Sub. H.B. 249. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Buttars absent for the vote.

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

1.    Page 9, Line 267:        After "(C)" delete "except as provided in Subsection (4)(a)(ii),"

2.    Pages 9-10, Lines 270-274:    Delete lines 270-274 and insert:
            "(ii) If an individual applying for licensure under Subsection (4)(a)(i) has unsuccessfully attempted to complete the examination approved by the commission under Section 61-2c-104 three times, the individual shall, in addition to the requirements of Subsection (4)(a)(i), provide proof using forms approved by the division of having successfully completed the 45-hour prelicensing course approved by the commission under Section 61-2c-104."

        The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Buttars absent for the vote.

Rep. Parker explained the bill with the assistance of Paul Ray, mortgage lender.

Spoke for the bill:    Dexter bill, Director, Utah Real Estate Division
            Al Bingham, National City Mortgage

MOTION:    Rep S. Clark moved to pass the bill out favorably.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. S. Clark, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Parker voting in opposition.

Rep. Bryson adjourned the meeting at 9:45 a.m.

Rep. Katherine Bryson, Chair