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West Office Building, State Capitol Complex
February 22, 2005
Members Present: Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair
Rep. J. Stuart Adams
Rep. Jackie Biskupski
Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
Rep. Craig A. Frank
Rep. Neil A Hansen
Rep. Todd E. Kiser
Rep. Michael T. Morley
Rep. Curtis Oda
Rep. Gordon E. Snow
Rep. Scott L. Wyatt
Members Absent: Rep. David Clark
Rep. Jim Dunnigan
Staff Present: Mark Steinagel, Policy Analyst
Linda Error, Committee Secretary
Note: List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .
Rep. Snow called the meeting to order at 7:35 a.m.
Rep. Snow relinquished the chair to Rep. S. Clark
MOTION: Rep. Hansen moved to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2005 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Kiser, Rep. Oda, and Rep. Wyatt absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Adams moved that H.B. 272 be moved to the second item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Kiser and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.
H.C.R. 13 Concurrent Resolution Promoting Utah Saves Strategic Initiative (Rep. D. Hogue)
Rep. Hogue explained the resolution.
MOTION: Rep. Snow moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed
unanimously, with Rep. Kiser and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.
H.B. 272 Patient Access to Providers and Contracting Amendments (Rep. R. Lockhart)
Rep. Lockhart explained the bill.
Spoke for the bill: Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance Association
MOTION: Rep. Frank moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Kiser and Rep. Oda absent for the vote.
S.B. 174 Security Service Amendments (Sen. R. Allen)
Sen. Allen explained the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Duckworth moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Adams, Rep. Morley, and Rep. Oda voting in opposition.
S.B. 29 Licensing of Crane Operators (Sen. G. Davis)
Sen. Davis explained the bill with the assistance of Pete Clark, Utah Region Manager, Ed Cramer and Sons.
Spoke to the bill: Luke Winters, owner, Valley Crane
Spoke for the bill: Craig Jackson, Director, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
MOTION: Rep. Duckworth moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously.
S.B. 77 Amendments to Indoor Clean Air Act (Sen. M. Waddoups)
Sen. Waddoups explained the bill with the assistance of Beverly May, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
Spoke for the bill: Thomas Guinea, Gastronomy Inc.
Marin Poole, Miss Utah USA
Debbie Tabor, Utah Parent Teachers Association, Health Commissioner
Spoke against the bill: Steven Barr, Hospitality Industry
MOTION: Rep. Morley moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. S. Clark adjourned the meeting at 8:58 a.m.
Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair