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        MINUTES OF THE
SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
STANDING COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 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. Patricia W. Jones
            Sen. Luz Robles

Members Absent:    Sen. David P. Hinkins
    
Staff Present:        Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
            Henry Liu, Committee Secretary

Speakers Present:    Michael Hales, Department of Health
            Sherri Wittwer, National Alliance on Mental Illness
            Perrine Anderson, Nurse Practitioner, Valley Mental Health
            Aaron Garner, Consumer and member of the Salt Lake Chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Speaker and visitor list on file with minutes.

Chair Buttars called the meeting to order at 8:03 a.m.

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to approve minutes of March 1.

    The minutes passed unanimously with Sen. Jones and Sen. Robles absent for the vote.

1.     SJR016 Health Care Facility Disclosure Joint Resolution (P. Knudson)
    
Sen. Knudson introduced the bill.
            
     MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to pass S.J.R. 16 with a favorable recommendation.

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

     MOTION: Sen. Adams moved to place S.J.R. 16 on consent calender.

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

2.     SB0241 Health Code Amendments (A. Christensen)
    Sen. Christensen introduced the bill.


    
    The following spoke to the bill:
        Michael Hales

    The following spoke in opposition to the bill:
        Sherri Wittwer
        Perrine Anderson
        Aaron Garner

     MOTION: Sen.Christensen moved to return S.B. 241 to the Senate Rules Committee.

    The motion passed with Sen. Adams, Sen. Jones, and Sen. Robles voting in favor, and Chair Buttars and Sen. Christensen voting in opposition.

3.     HB0139S02 Emergency and Disaster Management Amendments (C. Oda)
    Rep. Oda introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass Second Substitute H.B. 139 with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Buttars adjourned the meeting at 9:05 a.m.

    The minutes were reported by Henry Liu, Committee Secretary.



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Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Committee Chair