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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
March 2, 2010

Members Present:    Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Chair
            Rep. Patrick Painter, Vice Chair                    
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski            
            Rep. Stephen Clark
            Rep. Susan Duckworth            
            Rep. Gage Froerer             
            
Rep. Francis Gibson
            
Rep. Neil Hansen
            
Rep. Brian King
            
Rep. Todd Kiser
            Rep. Michael Morley    
            Rep. Brent Wallis
            Rep. Curt Webb

Members Absent:    
Rep. Kevin Garn
             
Staff Present:    Bryant Howe, Assistant Director            
            Rosemary Young, Committee Secretary

Note:        List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .

Rep. Dunnigan called the meeting to order at 7:34 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to approve the minutes of the Feb 26, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Gibson, and Rep. Painter absent for the vote.

H.B. 408    Hospital Claims Management (Rep. B. Last)

MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to replace H.B. 408 with 1st Substitute H.B. 408. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Gibson, Rep. Morley, and Rep. Painter absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to amend 1st Sub. H.B. 408 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Lines 39 through 41 :    

             39          (ii) the method for implementation and evaluation of an open and honest dialogue
             40      between a health care provider and a patient,
{   or   }        and       the patient's representative, after an

             41      unanticipated event resulting from medical care provided to the patient.


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Gibson, and Rep. Painter absent for the vote.

Rep. Last, assisted by Lieutenant Governor Bell and John T. Nielson from the Governor's Office, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Charles H. Thronson, Utah Association for Justice, spoke for the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to transmit 1st Sub H.B. 408 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

H.J.R. 34    Joint Resolution on Hospital Claims Management (Rep. B. Last)

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to replace H.J.R. 34 with 1st Substitute H.J.R. 34. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Last, assisted by Lieutenant Governor Bell and John T. Nielson from the Governor's Office, introduced the resolution and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.J.R. 34 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Hansen voting in opposition.

H.B. 421    Medical Financial Records Amendments (Rep. B. Last)

Rep. Last introduced the bill and explained it to the committee aided by Spencer Stokes of Stokes Strategies.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to transmit H.B. 421 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Hansen voting in opposition.

H.C.R. 16    Statue of Responsibility Monument Concurrent Resolution (Rep. M. Morley)

Rep. Morley, assisted by Daniel Bolz, Statue of Responsibility Foundation, explained the resolution to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. King moved to transmit H.C.R. 16 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Biskupski voting in opposition.

H.B. 399    Common Interest Ownership Amendments (Rep. G. Froerer)

Rep. Froerer introduced the bill and explained it to the committee assisted by John Morris, Community Association Institute, who distributed a handout. Cort Ashton, Utah Land Title Association, spoke to the bill.



MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to return H.B. 399 to rules for interim study. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

H.B. 135    Pharmacy Benefit Managers Act (Rep. E. Vickers)

MOTION:    Rep. Painter moved to amend H.B. 135 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Line 29 :    

             29          .    prohibits
{   relation   }        retaliation       by a pharmacy benefit manager under certain circumstances; and

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Vickers distributed a handout and explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to return H.B. 135 to rules for interim study. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

H.B. 320    Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act - Alarm Companies Amendments (Rep. C. Herrod)

MOTION:    Rep. Painter moved to replace H.B. 320 with 1st Substitute H.B. 320. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Herrod introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Mark Steinagel, Director, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, spoke to the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to amend 1st Sub. H.B. 320 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Lines 27 through 33 :    

             27      58-55-302 , an applicant for licensure as an alarm company agent may be issued:
             28          (a) an interim permit[.]; or
             29          (b) subject to Subsection (3), a temporary permit.
             30          (2) (a) Each interim
  or temporary       permit shall expire 90 days after it is issued or on the date on

             31      which the applicant is issued a license, whichever is earlier.
             32          (b) The division may reissue an interim permit if the delay in approving a license is
             33      beyond the control or influence of the interim permit holder.

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.



MOTION:    Rep. Webb moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.B. 320 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Hansen, and Rep. Kiser voting in opposition.

Rep. Dunnigan and Rep. Painter thanked the committee and staff for their work.

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Dunnigan adjourned the meeting at 9:10 a.m.







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                         Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair