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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W125, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 18, 2005
Rep. Paul Ray, Vice-Chair
Rep. D. Gregg Buxton
Rep. Patricia W. Jones
Rep. David Litvack
Rep. Steven R. Mascaro
Rep. Ronda R. Menlove
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Rebecca Lockhart
STAFF PRESENT: Mark Andrews, Policy Analyst
Sylvia Newton, House Secretary
Rosemary Young, House Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Last called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m.
Rep. Last welcomed everyone in attendance and introduced the committee members and staff.
H.B. 178 Mental Health Services Coordinator (Rep. D. Hogue)
Rep. Hogue introduced H.B. 178 and explained it to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Mascaro moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Line 17 :
as an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget
from the General Fund to the Department of Human
Services for fiscal year
2. Page 2, Line 39 :
39 This bill appropriates
as an ongoing appropriation subject to
future budget constraints, $57,800
from the General Fund to the Department of
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.
Donna Winkler and Dale Boam acted as interpreters for a group from the deaf community who spoke to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Marilyn Call, Div. of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Joene Nicoliasen, Div. of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Kristi Mortensen, Deaf Community (handout)
Glenn Williams, Deaf Community
Dale Boam, attorney and interpreter
Annette Stewart, Div. of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
David Gessel, Utah Hospital Association
Rep. Mascaro declared a possible conflict of interest.
MOTION: Rep. Jones moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 161 Injury Reporting Requirement Amendments (Rep. J. Murray)
Rep. Murray introduced H.B. 161 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke in opposition to the bill: David Gessel, Utah Hospital Association
MOTION: Rep. Buxton moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
Rep. Bradley G. Last