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Room 450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 3, 2011
Members Present: Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Chair
Rep. Dixon Pitcher, Vice Chair
Rep. Jim Bird
Rep. Jackie Biskupski
Rep. Derek Brown
Rep. Gage Froerer
Rep. Francis Gibson
Rep. Don Ipson
Rep. Todd Kiser
Rep. Brad Last
Rep. Michael Morley
Rep. Curt Webb
Rep. Larry Wiley
Members Absent: Rep. Susan Duckworth
Staff Present: Bryant Howe, Assistant Director
Rosemary Young, Committee Secretary
Note: List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .
Rep. Pitcher called the meeting to order at 4:13 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Dunnigan moved to approve the minutes of the February 2, 2011 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Ipson, Rep. Morley, and Rep. Webb absent for the vote.
H.B. 79 Property and Casualty Certificate of Insurance Act (Rep. T. Kiser)
Rep. Kiser explained the bill to the committee assisted by Brett Nilsson, Buckner Co., and Brad Tibbitts, Department of Insurance. Two handouts were distributed. Chris Purcell, State Farm Insurance, and Ted Lewis, American Council of Life Insurers, spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Dunnigan moved to amend H.B. 79 as follows:
1. Page 1, Lines 16 through 23 :
16 . requires filing of forms, with exceptions;
17 . addresses the scope of certificates of insurance;
18 . requires certain language to be included in a certificate of insurance;
. provides for the charging of a service fee;
20 . prohibits false and misleading practices;
21 . addresses notice requirements;
22 . provides for enforcement; and
23 . authorizes rulemaking.
2. Page 3, Line 89 through Page 4, Line 91 :
89 Section 4. Section 31A-22-1704 is enacted to read:
90 31A-22-1704. Scope of certificate of insurance -- Required statement
91 (1) A certificate of insurance is not an insurance policy and does not affirmatively or
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley and Rep. Wiley absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Webb moved to transmit H.B. 79 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.
S.B. 42 Regulation of Sign Companies (Sen. P. Jones) (Rep. J. Dunnigan)
Sen. Jones explained the bill to the committee assisted by Randy George, Director, Utah Sign Association, and Michael Record, President, Utah Sign Association, who distributed handouts.
MOTION: Rep. Brown moved to transmit S.B. 42 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Froerer and Rep. Webb voting in opposition and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.
H.B. 11 Inmate Health Insurance Amendments (Rep. P. Ray)
Rep. Ray explained the bill to the committee assisted by Tom Patterson, Department of Corrections. The following individuals spoke in favor of the bill:
Jim Winder Salt Lake County Sheriff
Jim Tracy Utah County Sheriff
Richard Bingham Nurse, Weber County Sheriff's Office
The following individuals spoke in opposition to the bill:
Travis Wood Utah Health Plans
Kelly Atkinson Utah Health Insurance Association
H.B. 251 Alarm System Amendments (Rep. L. Hemingway)
Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair