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MINUTES OF THE
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 223, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
February 13, 2003
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
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 4:32 p.m.
MOTION: Representative Buffmire moved to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2003 committee meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Representative Buxton, Representative Jones, and Representative Lockhart absent for the vote.
Prior to discussion of the bill, those who would testify before the committee on H.B. 109 were sworn in by committee staff.
H.B. 109 Informed Consent for Electroconvulsive Treatment and Reporting Requirements (K. Bryson)
Representative Bryson explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Dr. Lee Coleman.
Speaking in support of the bill were Mr. William Penrod, Ms. Kathleen Sorenson, Ms. Lora Mengucci, and Ms. Gayle Ruzicka, Utah Eagle Forum.
Dr. Louis A. Moench, Utah Psychiatric Association; Ms. Charlene Fehringer; Mr. Kevin Taylor and daughter, Lindsay; and Dr. James C. Ashworth, Neuropsychiatric Institute - University of Utah spoke in opposition to the bill.
MOTION: Representative Buffmire moved to pass the bill out favorably.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Representative Lockhart moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed with Representative Buffmire, Representative Jones, Representative Litvack, and Representative Mascaro voting no.
H.B. 241 Partial Birth Abortion Amendments, sponsored by Representative Mike Thompson, was not considered in today's meeting.
Chair Thompson adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Rep. Mike Thompson