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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 25, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 16, 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. Evan J. Vickers

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom                
            
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 2:10 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Riesen moved to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2010 meeting. The motion passed unanimously.


S.C.R. 2    Reducing Prescription Drug Misuse Resolution (Sen. P. Jones)

Sen. Jones explained the resolution to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Reid Barker, Utah Pharmacists Association
                Dwayne Woolley, Trans-Jordan Cities

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

MOTION:    Rep. Riesen moved to place S.C.R. 4 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.


S.C.R. 4    Dental Health Care Concurrent Resolution (Sen. P. Jones)

Sen. Jones explained the resolution to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the resolution:    Pamela Atkinson, Community Advocate
                    Chet Loftis, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah


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

MOTION:    Rep. Riesen moved to place S.C.R. 4 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 92    Moist Snuff Taxation Revisions (Rep. B. Daw)

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 92, Moist Snuff Taxation Revisions. The motion passed unanimously

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Michael Siler, American Cancer Society
                Deborah Turner, Utah Department of Health

MOTION:    Rep. Beck moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.


H.J.R. 27    Authentic Charity Health Care Joint Resolution (Rep. M. Newbold)


Rep. Newbold explained the resolution to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the resolution:    James Giometta, Sutherland Institute
                    Kevin Martin, Shriners Hospital

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass the resolution with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to place H.J.R. 27 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

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

Rep. Ray adjourned the meeting at 2:54 p.m.



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                        Rep. Paul Ray
                        Committee Chair