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                    MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
Room W025, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex

January 30, 2006

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. David N. Cox, Chair
                    Rep. Steven R. Mascaro, Vice Chair         
Rep. Roger E. Barrus
                    Rep. Janice Fisher
                    Rep. Karen W. Morgan
                    Rep. Mark W. Walker
MEMBERS ABSENT:        Rep. Peggy Wallace                              
STAFF PRESENT:            Arthur L. Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
                    Linda Error, Committee Secretary

Note:     A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Rep. Mascaro called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Morgan moved to approve the minutes of January 24, 2006. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Fisher and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.

H.B. 142    Center for Multicultural Health - Duties (Rep. R. Romero)

Rep. Romero explained the bill with the assistance of Owen Quinonez, Director, Center for Multicultural Health.

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

1.    Page 1, Line 11 :    

             11      building for translation and communication services for
{   the Hispanic community   }        limited English proficient individuals       .

2.    Page 2, Lines 49 through 50 :    

             49          (f) develop and increase the capacity of the center to provide
  linguistically competent       translation and

             50      communication services for
{   the Spanish language community   }        limited English proficient individuals       ;

3.    Page 2, Line 57 :    

             57      the
  duties of the Multicultural Health Center as specified in Section 26-7-2, as well as the       translation and communication duties of the Center for Multicultural Health        created in Subsection 26-7-2(3)(f)       .

Spoke in favor of the amendment:    Steve Erickson, Utah Issues
                    Lee Gardner, Salt Lake County Assessor, Utah Issues                     Judi Hilman, Alliance for Health Policy Solutions                                                     

The motion to amend passed, with Rep. Barrus and Rep. Walker voting in opposition.

Rep. Romero requested that the bill be amended on line 56. He suggested that the fiscal year be deleted and that $150,000 be changed to $250,000. After committee discussion the request was withdrawn.

MOTION:    Rep. Fisher moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended.

MOTION:    Rep. Barrus moved to pass the bill out favorably and amend the bill as follows:

l. Page 2 Line 56 Delete "$150,000" and add "$100,000"

The substitute motion to amend and pass the bill out favorably passed unanimously.
MOTION:    Rep. Cox moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Mascaro adjourned the meeting at 9:51 a.m.


                                Rep. David N. Cox, Chair