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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W125, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 24, 2005
Rep. Paul Ray, Vice Chair
Rep. D. Gregg Buxton
Rep. Patricia W. Jones
Rep. David Litvack
Rep. Rebecca Lockhart
Rep. Steven R. Mascaro
Rep. Ronda R. Menlove
STAFF PRESENT: Mark Andrews, Policy Analyst
Sylvia Newton, House Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Last called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Buxton moved to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2005 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Jones, Rep. Litvack, and Rep. Lockhart absent for the vote.
H.B. 25 Direct-entry Midwife Act (Rep. J. Biskupski)
Rep. Biskupski spoke briefly regarding H.B. 25; she was assisted by Suzanne Smith, who presented the bill and distributed handouts to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Carla Moquin, citizen
KC Clark, Utah Midwives Association
Tara Talley, Utah Midwives Association
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Dr. Steven Lamb, OB/GYN physician
Dr. Catherine Wheeler, Utah Medical Association
RaeAnn Peck, independent midwife
MOTION: Rep. Mascaro moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda.
MOTION: Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with Rep. Buxton, Rep. Litvack, Rep. Lockhart, and Rep. Ray voting in favor of the motion. Rep. Jones, Rep. Mascaro, Rep. Menlove, and Rep. Last voted in opposition to the motion.
The original motion to proceed to the next item on the agenda passed unanimously.
H.B. 165 Utah Commission on Aging (Rep. P. Jones)
MOTION: Rep. Jones moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Line 26 through Page 2, Line 30 :
26 . provides that, for the fiscal years 2005-06 and 2006-07, the Department of Human
28 . pay the salary of the executive director of the Utah Commission on Aging out of
29 the department's existing budget; and
30 . provide staff support to the executive director and the commission; and
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.
Rep. Jones introduced H.B. 165 as amended and explained it to the committee. She was assisted by Ron Stromberg, Acting Director, Department of Health & Human Services.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Laura Polacheck, AARP Utah
Joan Kasteler, State Board on Aging & Adult Services
Shauna O'Neil, Salt Lake County Aging Program
MOTION: Rep. Buxton moved to pass the amended bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 198 Naturopathic Formulary Peer Committee Amendments (Rep. J. Ferrin)
Rep. Ferrin introduced H.B. 198 and explained it to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: Laura Poe, Assistant Director, Division of Professional Licensing
MOTION: Rep. Mascaro moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Jones moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 9:40 a.m.
Rep. Bradley G. Last