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        MINUTES OF THE
SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
STANDING COMMITTEE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010, 8:00 A.M.
ROOM 250 STATE CAPITOL


Members Present:    Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Chair
            Sen. Allen M. Christensen
            Sen. J. Stuart Adams
            Sen. David P. Hinkins
            Sen. Patricia W. Jones
            
Members Absent:    Sen. Luz Robles
    
Staff Present:        Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
            Henry Liu, Committee Secretary

Speakers Present:    Steve Garside, Layton City
            David Blodgett, Local Health Officers Association
            Gary Edwards, Salt Lake Valley Health Department
            Marie Christman, Department of Human Services
            Charlie Luke, Utah Association of Community Services
            

Speaker and visitor list on file with minutes.

Chair Buttars called the meeting to order at 8:06 a.m.

1.     SB0155 Enhanced Penalties for HIV Positive Offender Amendments
    (J. Stevenson)

    
Sen. Stevenson introduced the bill.
            
     MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to amend S.B. 155 as follows:

1.    Page 3, Line 61 :    

             61          (2) "HIV positive individual" means a person who
{   is   }        has been

tested and diagnosed as  
HIV positive [and has actual


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

     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass S.B.155 with a favorable recommendation.

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


     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to place S.B. 155 on the consent calender.

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

2.     HJR027 Authentic Charity Health Care Joint Resolution (M. Newbold)
    Rep. Newbold introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass H.J.R. 27 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to place H.J.R. 27 on consent calender.

    The motion failed to pass unanimously, with Sen. Jones voting in opposition.

3.     HJR023 Joint Resolution Approving the Sale of Real Property At the Utah State Developmental Center (C. Frank)
    Rep. Frank introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to pass H.J.R. 23 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

4.     SB0068 Local Health Authority Funding Amendments (D. Stowell)
    
Sen. Stowell introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to delete in title and body S.B. 68 and substitute in lieu thereof First Substitute S.B. 68, "Local Health Authority Funding Amendments."

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to amend First Substitute S.B. 68 as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 16 through 18 :    

             16      including
{   :

             17              .      
}
committee membership; and
             18          
{       .    committee duties; and   }


2.    Page 2, Line 54 through Page 3, Line 61 :    

             54          (b)
  (i)       The department shall establish a committee consisting of:


             55
         
{   (i)   }        (A)       the executive director, or the executive director's designee;

             56          
{   (ii)   }        (B)       two representatives of the department, appointed by the executive director; [and]

             57          
{   (iii)   }        (C)       three representatives of local health departments, appointed by all local health

             58      departments[.];
             59          
{   (iv)   }        (D) subject to Subsection (3)(b)(ii),       a member of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate; and

             60          
{   (v)   }        (E) subject to Subsection (3)(b)(ii),       a member of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House of

             61      Representatives.
    
  (ii) A member described in Subsection (3)(b)(i)(D) or (E) shall attend at least two committee meetings each year.      


3.    Page 3, Lines 62 through 76 :    

             62          (c) The committee shall:
             63          
{   (i) recommend to the department or a local health department the department's or the

             64      local health department's responsibilities;
             65          (ii) recommend minimum performance standards for a local health department;
             66          (iii) recommend funding formulas to direct federal grant funds or state general funds to
             67      the department or a local health department;  
}

             68          
{   [   } (i)      {   ]   }      {   (iv)   } evaluate:

             69          (A) the allocation of public health resources between the department and local health
             70      departments; and
             71          (B) policies that affect local health departments;
             72          
{   [   } (ii)      {   ]   }      {   (v)   } consider policy changes proposed by the department or local health

             73      departments;
             74          
{   [   } (iii)      {   ]   }      {   (vi)   } establish criteria by which an application for a federal grant may be judged

             75      to determine whether it should be exempt from the requirements under Subsection (3)(d);

and
             76          

{   [   } (iv)      {   ]   }      {   (vii)   } establish criteria by which an application for a federal grant may be judged


    The motion passed unanimously.

    The following spoke in favor of the bill:
        David Blodgett
        Gary Edwards

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass S.B. 68 as amended with a favorable recommendation.

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

5.     HB0106S01 Expedited Background Checks for Human Services Providers
    (J. Seelig)
    
Rep. Seelig introduced the bill.

    The following spoke in favor of the bill:
        Marie Christman
        Charlie Luke

     MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to pass First Substitute H.B. 106 with a favorable recommendation.

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

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to place First Substitute H.B. 106 on the consent calendar.

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

6.     HB0215 Amendments to Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program Act - Risk Pools (K. Garn)
    
Sen. Adams introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to pass H.B. 215 with a favorable recommendation.

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

     MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to place H.B. 215 on the consent calendar.



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

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to adjourn.

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

    Sen. Christensen adjourned the meeting at 8:55 a.m.

    The minutes were reported by Henry Liu, Committee Secretary.



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Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Committee Chair