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SENATE REVENUE AND TAXATION STANDING COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 11, 2005
Members Present: Sen. Curtis Bramble, Chair
Sen. Ron Allen
Sen. Gregory Bell
Sen. Darin G. Peterson
Sen. Mike Dmitrich
Sen. Howard A. Stephenson
Sen. Lyle Hillyard
Members Excused: Sen. John Valentine
Staff Present: Bryant Howe, Assistant Director
Jeanne Wride, Committee Secretary
Public Speakers Present: Scott Barlow, Central Utah Clinic
Andrea Jones, Citizen
Sue Ormsby, Citizen
Mitch Tibbitts, Mountain Star Network
Merrill Gappmeyer, Chairman IHC Board of Trustee's
Kent Murdock, Vice Chair IHC Board of Trustee's
Greg Poulsen, Vice President IHC
Alan R. Nelson, IHC
Larry Lewin, IHC
Nancy Nowak, IHC
Jay Atie, Physician
Mark Donaldson, Physician
Karen Crompton, Voices for Children
JoAnn Seghini, Mayor of Midvale
Keith Rattie, Questar
Kent Jones, Physician, LDS Hospital
Jeff Bennion, Physician, Cache County
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Bramble called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
MOTION: Sen. Allen moved to approve the minutes of February 9, 2005
The motion passed with Sen. Dmitrich and Sen. Hillyard absent for the vote.
1. S.B. 61 PRIVATELY OWNED HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AMENDMENTS (Sen. M. Waddoups)
Sen. Waddoups presented the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Sen. Bell moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 4, Lines 98 through 104 :
98 (7) "Privately owned health care organization" means an organization that:
99 (a) is an integrated health system;
100 (b) owns and operates one or more health care facilities that are located within a
101 standard metropolitan statistical area
in a county other than a county of the fifth class that is located within a standard metropolitan statistical area ;
102 (c) receives consideration from one or more patients for providing a health care
103 service; and
104 (d) is not owned or operated by a governmental entity.
The motion passed with Sen. Stephenson voting against and Sen. Hillyard absent at the time of the vote.
Scott Barlow, Central Utah Clinic; Andrea Jones, Citizen; Sue Ormsby, Citizen
Mitch Tibbitts, Mountain Star Network; Kent Jones, Physician, LDS Hospital
spoke in favor of the bill.
Merrill Gappmeyer, Chairman IHC Board of Trustee's; Greg Poulsen,Vice President, IHC; Kent Murdock, IHC Trustee; Allan Nelson, Physician; Larry Lewin, Consultant & Trustee of IHC; Nancy Nowak, IHC Trustee, spoke in opposition to the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Hillyard moved to have two minutes each of public testimony for the remaining time of the meeting. Meeting again on Monday, February 14th, for committee discussion and action.
The motion failed, with Sen. Bramble, Sen. Allen, Sen. Bell, Sen. Peterson, Sen. Dmitrich and Sen. Stephenson voting against.
Jay Atie, Physician; Mark Donaldson, Physician, and Jeff Bennion, Physician, Cache County, spoke in favor of the bill.
Karen Crompton, Voices for Children; JoAnn Seghini, Mayor of Midvale; Keith Rattie, Questar; and Kent Jones, Physician, LDS Hospital spoke in opposition.
MOTION: Sen. Peterson moved to adopt 1st. Sub S.B. 61.
MOTION: Sen. Bell moved to adjourn.
The motion passed unanimously.
Sen. Bramble adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
Minutes recorded by Jeanne Wride, Committee Secretary