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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 223, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
January 29, 2004
Rep. Steven R. Mascaro, Vice-Chair
Rep. Calvin G. Bird
Rep. Judy Ann Buffmire
Rep. D. Gregg Buxton
Rep. Patricia W. Jones
Rep. Bradley G. Last
Rep. David Litvack
Rep. Rebecca Lockhart
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Marda Dillree
STAFF PRESENT: Mark Andrews, Policy Analyst
Sylvia Newton, House Secretary
Note: List of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Thompson called the meeting to order at 8:13 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Buffmire moved to approve the minutes of the January 27, 2004 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.
S.B. 68S1 Prohibition of Public Funding for Abortion (Sen. C. Bramble)
Sen. Bramble introduced 1st Sub. S.B. 68 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke against the bill: Karrie Galloway, Planned Parenthood
Spoke in favor of the bill: Gayle Ruzicka, Eagle Forum
Spoke to the bill: Kim Wirthlin, University of Utah
MOTION: Rep. Litvack moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Lines 42 through 45 :
42 76-7-326. Public funding of abortion forbidden.
43 (1) Public funds of the state, its institutions, or its political subdivisions may not be
44 used to pay or otherwise reimburse
person, agency, or facility
45 for the performance of any induced abortion service, unless:
The motion to amend the bill failed with Rep. Buffmire, Rep. Jones, and Rep. Litvack voting in favor of the motion.
MOTION: Rep. Lockhart moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Buffmire, Rep. Jones, and Rep. Litvack voting in opposition to the motion.
H.B. 188 Donation of Surplus Computers to Persons with a Disability (Rep. C. Bird)
Rep. Bird introduced H.B. 188 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Tom Brownlee, self advocate
Jeremy Zoby, self advocate
Joyce Dolcourt, Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Steve Saltzgiver, Department of Administrative Services
MOTION: Rep. Jones moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Lockhart absent for the vote.
H.B. 94 Health Insurance Pool (Rep. C. Bennion)
Rep. Bennion introduced H.B. 94 and explained it to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Buffmire moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Lockhart and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.
S.B. 30 Medical Benefits Recovery Act Amendments (Sen. S. Killpack)
Sen. Killpack introduced S.B. 30 and explained it to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Litvack moved to adjourn and hear S.B. 30 at a subsequent meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Jones, Rep. Lockhart, and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:01 a.m.
Rep. Mike Thompson