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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 30, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 29, 2010


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Paul Ray, Chair
                Rep. Ronda R. Menlove, Vice Chair
                Rep. Trisha S. Beck
                Rep. Bradley M. Daw
                Rep. Phil Riesen
                Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom
                Rep. Evan J. Vickers

STAFF PRESENT:        Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Thomas R. Vaughn, Associate General Counsel
                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 8:10 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to approve the minutes of the January 26, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.


H.B. 88    Electronic Cigarette Restrictions (Rep. R. Menlove)

Rep. Menlove explained the bill to the committee, assisted by Amy Sands, Department of Health. Handouts were distributed to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Robert Fair, White Cloud Cigarettes
                LeeAnn Duncan, White Cloud Cigarettes

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Michael Siler, American Cancer Society
                        Liz Zentner, Utah PTA
                        Steve Peterson, Utah School Boards Association
                        Kory Holdaway, Utah Education Association

MOTION:    Rep. Riesen moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to place H.B. 88 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.




Rep. Ray relinquished the chair to Rep. Menlove.


H.B. 71    Nicotine Product Restrictions (Rep. P. Ray)

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 71, Nicotine Product and Flavored Smokeless Tobacco Restrictions. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Daw absent for the vote.

Rep. Ray explained the substitute bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Liz Zentner, Utah PTA
                        Michael Siler, American Cancer Society
                        Amy Sands, Utah Department of Health
                        Jessica Yescas, student (handout)

Spoke to the bill:    Jim Olsen, President, Utah Food Industry Association
                LeeAnn Duncan, White Cloud Cigarettes
                Mark Livingston, citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Beck moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to hold the bill for amendments. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 225    Counterfeit Substance Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)

Rep. Ray introduced the bill and asked Paul Boyden, Statewide Association of Prosecutors, to explain the bill.

Spoke to the bill:    Rob Latham, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass H.B. 225 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 200    Informed Consent Amendments (Rep. C. Wimmer)

MOTION:    Rep. Sandstrom moved to amend the bill as follows:




1.    Page 5, Lines 129 through 130 :    

             129      worker, or certified social worker
{   has   } orally, in a face-to-face consultation, [informed] informs

             130      the pregnant woman that:

2.    Page 5, Lines 139 through 141 :    

             139          (ii) the printed material and a viewing of or a copy of the informational video
{   :

             140          (A) shall be provided to her free of charge; and
             141          (B) is also available  
}
  shall be made available to her, free of charge,       on the Department of Health's website;


3.    Page 7, Lines 188 through 189 :    

             188          (ii) if the woman chooses not to [do so,] view the video at a time described in
             189      Subsection (4)(a),
{   give a copy of the video   } [shall be provided to her]      {   to the woman   }        inform the woman that she can access the video on the Department of Health's website       .


4.    Page 8, Lines 236 through 238 :    

             236          (10)
  (a)       The Department of Health      {   and local health departments   } shall provide an

             237      ultrasound, in accordance with the provisions of Subsection (2)(b), at no expense to the
             238      pregnant woman.
  (b) A local health department shall refer a person who requests an ultrasound described in Subsection (10)(a) to the Department of Health.      


5.    Page 13, Lines 370 through 371 :    

             370          (a) the total amount of informed consent material described in this section that was
             371      distributed
  or accessed       ;


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

Rep. Wimmer explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Dalane England, Utah Eagle Forum


MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass the amended bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 232    Medical Language Interpreter Amendments (Rep. R. Chavez-Houck)

This bill was not considered.


MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

Rep. Menlove adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.





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                        Rep. Paul Ray
                        Committee Chair