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MINUTES OF THE SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    STANDING COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008
ROOM C250, WEST OFFICE BUILDING,
STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX



Members Present:        Sen. Allen M. Christensen
                Sen. Brent H. Goodfellow
                Sen. Peter C. Knudson
                Sen. Scott D. McCoy

Member Excused        Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Chair
    
Staff Present:            Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Nedra B. Duzett, Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    John T. Nielsen, Governor's Office
                Doug Bronson, insurance agent
                Dr. Richard Sperry, Utah Hospital Association
                Lane Summerhays, United Way of Salt Lake
                Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance Association
                Michelle McOmber, Utah Medical Association
                Michael Siler, American Cancer Society
                Kris Fawson, Coalition for People with Disabilities and Statewide Independent Living Council
                Brenda Pierce, parent
                Rob Perry, Utah Association of Health Underwriters
                Paul Smith, Division of Services for People With a Disability, Department of Human Services
                Jeff Leonard
                Steve Peterson, Utah School Boards Association

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

Sen. Christensen called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.

1.    H.B. 60 Legislative Review of Health Insurance Mandates (J. Dunnigan)

     MOTION: Sen. Knudson moved to delete in title and body H.B. 60 and replace it with
    1st Substitute H.B. 60.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. McCoy absent for the vote.




    Rep. Dunnigan explained the substitute bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Knudson moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.

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

    
Rep. Dunnigan explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.    H.B. 133S1 Health System Reform (D. Clark)

    
Rep. Clark explained the bill.

    John T. Nielsen reported that the Governor is in support of the bill.
    
    Doug Bronson, insurance agent, spoke to the bill.

    The following spoke in support of the bill:

            Dr. Richard Sperry, Utah Hospital Association
            Lane Summerhays, United Way of Salt Lake
            Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance Association
            Rob Perry, Utah Association of Health Underwriters

    MOTION: Sen. Knudson moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.

Sen. Knudson assumed the Chair.

4.    S.B. 198 Child Support Technical Amendments (G. Bell)

    
MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to adopt the following amendment:

1.    Page 6, Lines 157 through 158 :    



             157          (c) modify a temporary
  judicial       child support order established on or before December 31,

             158      2007, if the new order is entered on or after January 1, 2008; or

2.    Page 15, Lines 444 through 447 :    

             444          (c) modify a temporary
  judicial       child support order established on or before December 31,

             445      2007, if the new order is entered on or after January 1, 2008; or
             446          [(c)] (d) modify a
  final       child support order entered on or before December 31, 2007, if the

             447      modification is made on or after January 1, 2010.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

    Sen. Bell explained the amended bill.

     MOTION: Sen. McCoy moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. McCoy moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

5.    H.B. 17 Cancer Screening and Mortality Reduction Program (P. Ray)

    
Rep. Ray explained the bill.

    Michael Siler, American Cancer Society, gave information and statistics on cancer screenings and spoke in support of the bill.

    Also speaking in support of the bill:

        Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance Association
        Michelle McOmber, Utah Medical Association
    
    MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.




6.    H.B. 45 Supported Employment Services to a Person with a Disability (R. Menlove)

    
Rep. Menlove explained the bill.

    The following spoke in support of the bill:

            Kris Fawson, Coalition of People with Disabilities
            Brenda Pierce, parent
            Paul Smith, Division of Services for People With a Disability, Department of Human Services

     MOTION: Sen. McCoy moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.
    
7.    H.B. 101 Amendments to Emergency Injection for Anaphylactic Reaction Act
      (T. Kiser)

    
Rep. Kiser explained the bill.

    The following spoke in support of the bill:

            Jeff Leonard
            Michelle McOmber, Utah Medical Association
            Steve Peterson, Utah School Boards Association

     MOTION: Sen. McCoy moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

    MOTION: Sen. McCoy moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

8.    H.B. 268 Health Facility Committee Membership (C. Herrod)

    Rep. Herrod explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to pass the bill out favorably.


    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. McCoy moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

9.    H.B. 277 Pandemic Preparedness Amendments (B. Last)

    
Rep. Last explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. McCoy moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

MOTION: Sen. McCoy moved to adjourn.

The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Christensen absent for the vote.

Sen. Knudson adjourned the meeting at 3:28 p.m.

Minutes reported by Nedra Duzett, Secretary.



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                     Sen. Allen M. Christensen