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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room C450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 15, 2008

Members Present:    Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair
            Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Vice Chair
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski
            Rep. David Clark
            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         
             
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 8:09 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Garn, Rep. Morley, and Rep. Walker absent for the vote.

S.B. 163    Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act Amendments (Sen. C. Bramble)

Sen. Bramble introduced the bill to the committee. (handout)

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Garn, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. S. Clark moved to place S.B. 163 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Ferry, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Garn, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

H.B. 370    Children's Health Insurance Program Amendments (Rep. J. Dunnigan)

Rep. Dunnigan introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Nate Checketts, Utah

Department of Health.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to delete in title and body H.B. 370 and replace it with 1st Substitute H.B. 370. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Froerer, Rep. Garn, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Froerer, Rep. Garn, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

H.B. 168    Health Insurance Market Choices (Rep. J. Dunnigan)

Rep. Dunnigan introduced the bill to the committee. (handout)

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to delete in title and body H.B. 168 and replace it with 1st Substitute H.B. 168. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Froerer, Rep. Garn, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Spoke for the bill:        Candace Daly, National Federation of Independent Business
                Brad Kuhnausen, Utah Association of Health Underwriters
                Kelly Atkinson, Utah Health Insurance Association

Spoke against the bill:    Elizabeth Garbe, Utah Health Policy Project

Spoke to the bill:        Michelle McOmber, Utah Medical Association
                Dave Gessel, Utah Hospitals and Health Systems

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Ferry voting in opposition. Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Froerer and Rep. Morley were absent for the vote.

H.B. 285    Licensing Eligibility (Rep. S. Sandstrom)

Rep. Sandstrom introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:        David Stanley, Division of Occupational and Professional              Licensing

Spoke against the bill:    Antonella Romero Packard, Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Spoke for the bill:        Earl Booth, licensed architect


MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed, with Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Garn, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Walker voting in favor. Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Morley were absent for the vote.

The original motion to proceed to the next item on the agenda passed, with Rep. Garn and Rep. Walker voting in opposition. Rep. D. Clark, Rep. Froerer, and Rep. Morley were absent for the vote.

H.B. 157    Alcoholic Beverage Control Violations Amendments (Rep. C. Oda)

Rep. Oda introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Sam Granato, Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission and John Freeman, Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to delete in title and body H.B. 157 and replace it with 1st Substitute H.B. 157. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

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

MOTION:    Rep. S. Clark moved to place 1st Substitute H.B. 157 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

H.B. 293    Certified Private Building Inspector Authorized (Rep. D. Aagard)

Rep. Aagard introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Neuenschwander moved to delete in title and body H.B. 293 and replace it with 2nd Substitute H.B. 293. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark absent for the vote.

Spoke to the bill:    David Stanley, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
            Gary Crane, Utah League of Cities and Towns

MOTION:    Rep. Garn moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed, with Rep. Bikupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Dunnigan, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Kiser voting in opposition. Rep. D. Clark was absent for the vote.




S.B. 52    Identity Theft Amendment (Sen. C. Walker) (Rep. E. Hutchings)

Sen. Walker introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Bikupski moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark and Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to place S.B. 52 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark and Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

S.B. 134    Residential Mortgage Fraud Act (Sen. S. Killpack)

Sen. Killpack introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark and Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Neuenschwander moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. D. Clark and Rep. Hansen absent for the vote.

Chair S. Clark adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
                        









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                    Rep. Stephen D. Clark, Chair