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CORRECTED MINUTES OF THE SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    STANDING COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
ROOM 250
STATE CAPITOL


Members Present:        Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Chair
                Sen. Allen M. Christensen
                Sen. Patricia W. Jones
                Sen. Luz Robles
                Sen. David P. Hinkins

Member Excused:        Sen. Gregory S. Bell
    
Staff Present:            Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Cami Deavila, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Dr. David N. Sundwall, Executive Director, Department of Health
                Adam Trupp, Utah Association of Counties
                Lloyd Berentzen, Director, Bear River Health Department
            
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Sen. Buttars called the meeting to order at 8:39 a.m.


1.     SB0020, Local Public Health Emergency Funding (D. Stowell)

    Senator Dennis E. Stowell introduced the bill.

    Mr. Berentzen and Mr. Trupp spoke in favor of the bill.
    
    
Dr. Sundwall spoke in opposition to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to pass S.B. 20, Local Public Health Emergency Funding, out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

2.    SB0021, State and Local Health Authorities Amendments (D. Stowell)

    Senator Dennis E. Stowell introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to amend S.B. 21, State and Local Health Authorities Amendments, as follows:



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

    Mr. Berentzen spoke in favor of the bill.
    
    
Dr. David Sundwall spoke in opposition to the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed with Sen. Buttars voting nay.

    The meeting adjourned at 9:19 a.m.

    Minutes reported by Cami Deavila, Secretary.



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                     Senator D. Chris Buttars, Committee Chair