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        MINUTES OF THE
SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2010, 8:00 A.M.
Room 250 STATE CAPITOL


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

Staff Present:        Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
            Henry Liu, Committee Secretary

Speakers Present:    Janis Macanas - Attorney General's Office
            Laura Bunker - United Families of Utah
            Kris Kimball - United Women Forum
            Mary Paulsen - Former member of the Board of Services for Peoples with Disabilities and former member of a Department of Human Services fatality review committee
            J. Green
            Brandon Boct
            Debra Hobbins - Utah Nurses Association
            John Hiskey - Sandy City
            Dr. Charles Pruitt, pediatric emergency room physician, Salt Lake City
            Ender Navarro
            Amanda Evans, physical education and math teacher, and women's basketball and soccer coach
            Barbara Bean, American Academy of Pediatrics
            Ronald Mortensen, Citizens for Tax Fairness. org
            Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute
            Dalane England, Utah Eagle Forum

Speaker and visitor list on file.

Chair Buttars called the meeting to order at 8:11 a.m.

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to approve the minutes of the of January 28, February 1, and February 5, 2010 meetings.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jones and Sen. Adams absent for the vote.

1.     SB0127 Public Assistance Fraud Amendments (H. Stephenson)


    
Sen. Stephenson introduced the bill.

    The following spoke to the bill:
        Janis Macanas

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass S.B. 127 with a favorable recommendation.
    
    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jones and Sen. Robles absent for the vote.

2.     HB0012 Criminal Homicide and Abortion Amendments (C. Wimmer)

    Rep. Wimmer introduced the bill.

    The following spoke in favor of the bill:
        Laura Bunker
        Kris Kimball

    The following spoke in opposition to the bill:
        George Chapman

     MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to pass H.B. 12 with a favorable recommendation.

    
The motion passed with Sen. Robles voting in opposition and Sen. Jones absent for the vote.

    Sen. Buttars turned the chair over to Sen. Adams.

3.     HB0086 Department of Human Services - Review and Oversight (R .Lockhart)

    Rep. Lockhart introduced the bill.

    The following spoke in favor of the bill:
        Mary Paulsen

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass H.B. 86 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen Buttars and Sen. Jones absent for the vote.

4.     HB0030 Drug Law Amendment (T.Beck)

    
Rep. Beck introduced the bill.



    The following spoke in favor of the bill:
        J. Green
        Brandon Boct
        Debra Hobbins
    
     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass H.B. 30 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Buttars and Sen. Hinkins absent for the vote.

5.     HB0206 Ban on Sale of Smoking Paraphernalia to Minors (P. Ray)

    Rep. Ray introduced the bill.

    The following spoke in favor of the bill:
        John Hiskey

     MOTION: Sen. Robles moved to pass out H.B. 206 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Buttars absent.

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to recommend that H.B. 206 be placed on the consent calendar.

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

6.     SB0044 Health Amendments for Legal Immigrant Children (L. Robles)

    Sen. Robles introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Robles moved to amend S.B. 44 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Line 42 :    

             42          26-40-115. Coverage for legal immigrant
{   pregnant women and   } children.


    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Buttars and Sen. Jones absent for the vote.
    
    The following spoke in favor of the bill:
        Dr. Charles Pruitt
        Ender Navarro
        Amanda Evans
        Barbara Bean



    The following spoke in opposition to the bill:
        Ronald Mortensen
        Stan Rasmussen
        Dalane England

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn the meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jones absent for the vote.
    
    Chair Buttars adjourned the meeting at 9:33 a.m.

    The minutes were reported by Henry Liu, Committee Secretary.



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Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Committee Chairman