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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W125, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 23, 2005


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Bradley G. Last, Chair
                Rep. Paul Ray, Vice Chair
                Rep. D. Gregg Buxton
                Rep. David Litvack
                Rep. Rebecca Lockhart
                Rep. Steven R. Mascaro
                Rep. Ronda R. Menlove

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Patricia W. Jones
            
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 4:22 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2005 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Buxton, Rep. Lockhart, and Rep. Ray absent for the vote.

H.B. 328    Rural Health Care Infrastructure (Rep. M. Noel)

Rep. Noel introduced H.B. 328 and explained it to the committee, assisted by David Gessel, Utah Hospital Association.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Chuck Davis, CEO, Mountain West Medical Center, Tooele
                        Mark Stoddard, Rural Health Management Corporation
                        
Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Rick Labasky, Past President, Utah Medical Association
                            Myron Bateman, health officer, Tooele

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to refer H.B. 328 for interim study. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Lockhart, Rep. Mascaro, and Rep. Ray absent for the vote.

S.B. 150S1    Food Safety Manager Certification (Sen. D. Peterson)

Sen. Peterson presented 1st Substitute S.B. 150 to the committee. He was assisted by Jim Olsen, President, Utah Food Industry Association.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Myron Bateman, health officer, Tooele


MOTION:    Rep. Buxton moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.

S.J.R. 14    Joint Resolution on Stroke Awareness (Sen. P. Knudson)

Rep. Menlove presented S.J.R. 14 to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.

S.J.R. 15    Joint Resolution Urging Medicaid Reform (Sen. P. Knudson)

Rep. Menlove presented S.J.R. 15 to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.

S.J.R. 17    Resolution Recognizing Huntsman Cancer Institute (Sen. P. Knudson)

Rep. Menlove presented S.J.R. 17 to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.

S.B. 206    Nonparticipating Tobacco Manufacturer Amendments (Sen. S. Killpack)

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

1.    Page 16, Lines 468 through 476 :    

             468          (1) A stamping agent shall submit the following information to the commission not
             469      later than
{   20   }        30       calendar days after the end of each calendar quarter, or more frequently if required

             470      by the commission by administrative rule in accordance with Section 59-14-607 :
             471          (a) a list by brand family of the total number of cigarettes for which the stamping agent
             472      affixed stamps during the
{   previous   } reporting period;

             473          (b) the equivalent stick count for roll your own tobacco, for which the stamping agent
             474     
{   affixed stamps during the previous   }        paid the tobacco product tax during the       reporting period;

             475          © the equivalent total number of cigarettes or stick count for which the stamping


             476      agent paid taxes for the
{   previous   } reporting period; and


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.

Sen. Killpack presented S.B. 206 as amended to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill as amended out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.

S.B. 232    Executive Director of Department of Health Issues (Sen. S. Killpack)

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

1.    Page 1, Lines 17 through 18
    Senate 3rd Reading Amendments
    2-18-2005 :
    

             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          S. [None] This bill provides an immediate effective date. .S
 

     This bill provides retrospective operation.  


2.    Page 5, Lines 129a through 129e
    Senate 3rd Reading Amendments
    2-18-2005 :
    

             129a      S.     Section 2. Effective date
  - Retrospective operation       .

             129b          
  (1)       If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect

             129c      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             129d      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             129e      the date of veto override. .S
 

    (2) This bill has retrospective operation to January 3, 2005.  


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.

Sen. Killpack presented S.B. 232 as amended to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Conroy Whipple, Department of Human Resource Management


MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to pass the bill as amended out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack absent for the vote.

Rep. Last relinquished the chair to Rep. Ray.

H.B. 354    Licensure of Wholesale Distributors of Prescription Drugs (Rep. B. Last)


Rep. Last presented H.B. 354 and asked for a motion to refer the bill for interim study.

MOTION:    Rep. Lockhart moved to refer H.B. 354 for interim study. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack absent for the vote.

Rep. Last resumed the chair.

S.J.R. 16    Resolution Urging Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan for the State (Sen. K. Hale)

Rep. Lockhart presented S.J.R. 16 to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Mascaro moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack absent for the vote.

S.B. 177S1    Increase Statute of Limitations on Rape (Sen. E. Mayne)

Rep. Ray presented 1st Substitute S.B. 177 to the committee, after which Sen. Mayne further explained the bill.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Jennifer Boone, citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Lockhart moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack absent for the vote.

Rep. Last adjourned the meeting at 5:33 p.m.




                        __________________
                        Rep. Bradley G. Last
                        Committee Chair