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Room 225 - State Capitol Building

February 11, 2003

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. David N Cox, Chair
                    Rep. Peggy Wallace, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Jeff Alexander
                    Rep. Gregory H. Hughes
                    Rep. Brent H. Goodfellow
                    Rep. Dana C. Love
                    Rep. Steven R. Mascaro
                    Rep. Karen W. Morgan
                    Rep. LaWanna Shurtliff                                                           
STAFF PRESENT:            Ms. Jami Momberger, Policy Analyst
                    Ms. Linda Error, House Secretary
VISITORS:              List of visitors filed with committee report

Chair Cox called the meeting to order at 9: 05 a.m.

MOTION:        Rep. Wallace moved to approve the minutes of the February 6, 2003 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Alexander, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Mascaro, and Rep. Morgan absent for the vote.

S.B. 82    Authorized Overspending Limit in Federal Medicaid Budget (B. Evans)

Sen. Evans explained the bill with the assistance of Rod Betit, Executive Director, Department of Health.

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

1.    Page 1, Lines 19-21b
    Senate 3rd Reading
    Amendments dated 1-24-2003:    After "(2)" delete the rest of line 19 and lines 20-21b and insert:
        "If any deficit spending under Subsection (1) exists at the close of the fiscal year, the Director of the Division of Finance shall immediately reduce the medical benefits budget in the subsequent year by the amount of the deficit spending."

        The motion to amend passed, with Rep. Alexander voting in opposition.

Spoke for the bill:    Dave Gessel, Vice Pres., Government Relations, Utah Hospital and Health Systems Association
                Lynne Ward, Director, Governor's Office of Planning and Budget

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

Page 1, Line 6            After “the” delete “governor” and insert “Legislature

Page 1, Line 14        After “The” delete “governor” and insert “Legislature'

MOTION:        Rep. Goodfellow moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Alexander, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Love, and Rep. Mascaro voting in opposition.

H.B. 232    Utah College of Applied Technology Amendments (R. Bigelow)

Rep. Bigelow explained the bill.

MOTION:     Rep. Mascaro moved to delete in title and body H.B. 232 and replace it with 1st Sub. H.B. 232. The motion passed unanimously.

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

1.    Page 12, Line 344:    After "information" insert "obtained from the State Board of Education and college campuses"

        The motion to amend passed unanimously.

Spoke for the bill:    Mary Shumway, State Office of Education
                Cecelia Foxley, Chairman, Board of Regents
                Gregory Fitch, President, Utah College of Applied Technology

MOTION:         Rep. Mascaro moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended.

MOTION:        Rep. Alexander moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed with Rep. Cox, Rep. Morgan, and Rep. Wallace voting in opposition.

Chair Cox adjourned the meeting at 10:02 a.m.

                             Rep. David N.Cox, Chair