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HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 25, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 6, 2009
Rep. Ronda R. Menlove, Vice Chair
Rep. Trisha Beck
Rep. Brad Daw
Rep. Phil Riesen
Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom
Rep. Evan Vickers
STAFF PRESENT: Mark Andrews, Policy Analyst
Sylvia Newton, House Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Ray called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Daw moved to approve the minutes of the February 4, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 273 Contracting for Inter-facility Medical Transports (Rep. M. Noel)
Rep. Noel explained the bill to the committee, assisted by David Mortensen, attorney.
Handouts were provided both in support of and in opposition to the bill.
Spoke to the bill: Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
R. Gene Moffitt, owner and CEO, Gold Cross Ambulance
Paul Patrick, Director, Emergency Services Bureau, Department of Health
After a five-minute recess, committee discussion resumed at 3:18 p.m.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Boo Hefner, Owner, Southwest Ambulance
Raleigh Bunch, Southwest Ambulance
Steven Joyce, Southwest Ambulance
Brad Freeman, Lone Peak Fire District
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Gary Crane, Layton City
Brad Wardle, Utah State Fire Chiefs
Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns
R. Gene Moffitt, Owner, Gold Cross Ambulance
Alan Sullivan, attorney for Gold Cross Ambulance
MOTION: Rep. Menlove moved to send the bill to interim study and request that legislative leadership approve creation of an interim committee subcommittee to study the issue.
MOTION: Rep. Riesen moved to pass H.B. 273 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Beck, Rep. Daw, and Rep. Menlove voting in opposition to the motion.
S.B. 37 Utah Substance Abuse and Anti-violence Coordinating Council Amendments (Sen. K. Van Tassell)
Sen. Van Tassell explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Menlove moved to pass S.B. 37 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Vickers moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.
1st Sub. S.B. 117 Advance Health Care Directive Act Amendments (Sen. A. Christensen)
Sen. Christensen explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Beck moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 117 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Daw moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Ray adjourned the meeting at 4:27 p.m.
Rep. Paul Ray