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             February 5, 2003

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Mike Thompson, Chair
            Rep. Steven R. Mascaro, Vice-Chair
            Rep. Calvin G. Bird
            Rep. Judy Ann Buffmire
            Rep. D. Gregg Buxton
            Rep. Marda Dillree
            Rep. Patricia W. Jones
            Rep. Brad Last
            Rep. David Litvack
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Rebecca Lockhart
STAFF PRESENT:        Mark Andrews, Policy Analyst
            Betty M. Bushman, House Secretary

OTHERS PRESENT:    (List of visitors on file)

Chair Thompson called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m.

MOTION:    Representative Bird moved to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2003 committee meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Representative
        Dillree absent for the vote.

S.B. 80    Adverse Benefit Determination Amendments (P. Knudson)

Senator Knudson explained the bill to the committee.

Ms. Suzette Green-Wright, Utah Health Insurance Department, answered questions of committee members regarding the bill.

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

H.B. 212    Primary Care Network Amendments for General Assistance Recipients
(K. Holdaway)

Representative Holdaway explained the bill to the committee.

Ms.Ilona Zenner, State Program Specialist - Department of Workforce Services, answered questions of committee members.

Speaking in support of the bill were Ms. Judi Hilman, Utah Issues, and Ms. Joanne Anderson, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

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

S.B. 9     Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool Amendments (G. Davis)

Senator Davis presented the bill to the committee with proposed amendments.

MOTION:    Representative Litvack moved to amend the bill as follows:

    Page 12, Line 355:    After “board” insert “, with approval of the commissioner,

    The motion passed unanimously.

Senator Davis explained the bill to the committee.

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

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

Chair Thompson adjourned the meeting at 9:44 a.m.

                        Rep. Mike Thompson
                        Committee Chair