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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room W010, West Office Building, State Capitol Complex
January 29, 2008


Members Present:    Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair
            Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Vice Chair            
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski                        
            Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
            Rep. Ben Ferry
            Rep. Gage Froerer
            Rep. Kevin Garn
            Rep. Neil A Hansen
            Rep. Todd E. Kiser
            Rep. Michael T. Morley
            Rep. Paul Neuenschwander
            Rep. Mark Walker

Members Absent:    Rep. David Clark        
             
Staff Present:    Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst            
            Linda Error, Committee Secretary

Note:        List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .

Chair S. Clark called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m.

MOTION:     Rep. Garn moved to approve the minutes of the January 25, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Morley, and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.

H.B. 144    Motor Vehicle Insurance Amendments (Rep. T. Kiser)

Rep. Kiser introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Chris Purcell, State Farm Insurance.

Spoke for the bill:    Steve Sullivan, Utah Trial Lawyers Association

MOTION:    Rep. Garn moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to place H.B. 144 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.



H.B. 301    Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool Amendments (Rep. J. Dunnigan)


Rep. Dunnigan introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Tomi Ossana, Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance Pool.

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

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             50          (5) "Health benefit plan":
             51          (a) is defined in Section 31A-1-301 ; and
             52          (b) does not include a plan that:
             53          (i)
  (A)       has a maximum actuarial value less that 100% of the basic health care plan;        or      

             54          
{   (ii)   }        (B)       has a maximum annual limit of $100,000 or less;      {   or   }        and      

             55          
{   (iii)   }        (ii)       meets other criteria established by the board.


The motion to amend passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:    Kent Michie, Commissioner, Utah Insurance Department

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.

H.J.R. 1    Resolution Addressing International Trade Issues (Rep. S. Allen)

Rep. Allen introduced the resolution to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to pass the resolution out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to place HJR 1 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Ferry, Rep. Hansen, and Rep Walker absent for the vote.





H.B. 83    Securities Amendments (Rep. J. Bird)

Rep. Bird introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Gary Teran, President, First Western Advisors
            Mark Pugsley, attorney, Ray Quinney and Nebeker
            Rep. Carl Wimmer, Utah House of Representatives

Spoke to the bill:    Francine Gianni, Executive Director, Utah Department of Commerce
            Tim Osterstock, Legislative Auditor General's Office

Chair S. Clark relinquished the chair to Vice Chair Dunnigan.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to pass the bill out favorably.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion failed with Rep. Biksupski, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Kiser voting in favor.

The original motion to pass the bill out favorably passed, with Rep. Biskupski and Rep. Dunnigan voting in opposition. Rep. S. Clark was absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Morley moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. S. Clark absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Dunnigan adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.










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                     Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair