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MINUTES OF THE SENATE BUSINESS & LABOR STANDING COMMITTEE

        MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2009, 8:30 A.M.
ROOM 215, SENATE BUILDING

STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX



Members Present:    Sen. John Valentine, Chair
        Sen. Gene Davis
        Sen. Dan Liljenquist
        Sen. Karen Mayne
        Sen. Wayne Niederhauser
        Sen. Steve Urquhart
        Sen. Kevin VanTassell
            
Staff Present:    Phil Dean, Policy Analyst
        Jean Butler, Committee Secretary
        
Public Speakers Present:    Richard Burke, Attorney, Utah Association for Justice (UAJ)     
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Valentine called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.


1.     HB0039 Utah Injured Worker Reemployment Act (M. Morley)

    Rep. Morley introduced the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously with a 4 - 0 vote, with Senators Davis and Liljenquist absent from the vote

2. SB0049 Small Business Access to Justice Act (R. Romero)

    Sen. Romero introduced the bill.

    Sen. Valentine raised a question regarding the financing of the bill.

     MOTION:
Sen. Urquhart moved to pass the bill out favorably and spoke to the bill.

    The motion passed unanimously with a 5 - 0 vote, with Senators Davis and Lilljenquist absent for the vote.

3.     SB0120 Workers' Compensation Act - Medical Reports (K. Mayne)



    Sen. Mayne presented the bill.

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

    The bill passed unanimously with a 6 - 0 vote with Sen. Davis absent for the vote.

4.     SB 0121 Workers' Compensation - Attorney Fees (K. Mayne)

    Sen. Mayne presented the bill.

     Senator Urquhart discussed the bill.

    Richard Burke, Attorney, UAJ, spoke for the bill.

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

    The bill passed unanimously with a 7 - 0 vote.

    MOTION: Senator Niederhauser moved to adjourn the meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously with a 7 - 0 vote.

    Chair Valentine adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.


Minutes were reported by Jean Butler, Committee Secretary



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        Sen. John Valentine, Committee Chair