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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 18, 2011

Members Present:    Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Chair
            Rep. Dixon Pitcher, Vice Chair
            Rep. Jim Bird        
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski            
            Rep. Derek Brown
            Rep. Susan Duckworth            
            Rep. Gage Froerer
            
Rep. Francis Gibson
            
Rep. Don Ipson             
            
Rep. Todd Kiser
            Rep. Brad Last
            Rep. Michael Morley            
            Rep. Curt Webb
            
Rep. Larry Wiley
             
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 2:07 p.m.

H.B. 128    Health Reform Amendments (Rep. J. Dunnigan)

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to replace H.B. 128 with 1st Substitute H.B. 128. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Last, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 128 as follows:

1.    Page 85, Lines 2609 through 2613 :    

             2609          (2) This bill repeals Uncodified Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 68, Section 50,
             2610      Subsection (3), which provided a future effective date of January 1, 2013, for Title 31A,
             2611      Chapter 42a, Utah Statewide Risk Adjuster Act.
             2612          (3) The Health System Reform Task Force created in Sections
{   34   }        36       and      {   35   }        37       of this bill is

             2613      repealed on December 30, 2011.


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskkupski, Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Last, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Dunnigan explained the bill to the committee assisted by Cathy Dupont, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel. Dave Gessel, Utah Hospital Association, and Michelle McOmber, Utah Medical Association, spoke to the bill.

The following individuals spoke in favor of the bill:

        Shelly Braun            Utah's Health Policy Project
        Eliana White            Utah Health Plans
        Chet Loftis            Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to transmit 1st Substitute H.B. 128 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

H.B. 333    Unfair Inducements Related to Insurance Products (Rep. J. Dunnigan)

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to replace H.B. 333 with 1st Substitute H.B. 333. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird, Rep. Kiser, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Duckworth moved to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 333 as follows:

1.    Page 16, Lines 476 through 478 :    

             476          (u) providing information
  in a form approved by the commissioner and       directly related to determining whether an insurance product

             477      sold by the licensee meets the requirements of a third party contract that requires or references
             478      insurance coverage;

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird, Rep. Ipson, Rep. Last, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Dunnigan explained the bill to the committee assisted by Suzette Green-Wright, Utah Insurance Department. The following individuals spoke in favor of the bill:

        Scott Deru            Utah Association of Health Underwriters
        Mike Sonntag            Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents
        Dave Bradshaw        American Insurance
        Earl Hurst            Moreton & Company


MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to transmit 1st Substitute H.B. 333 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ipson, Rep. Last, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Pitcher relinquished the chair to Rep. Dunnigan.

H.B. 85    Alcoholic Beverage Control Act - Sales to Minors (Rep. V. Peterson)

MOTION:    
Rep. Kiser moved to amend H.B. 85 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Lines 29 through 37 :    

             29          (1) (a) A person may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish an alcoholic product to a minor.
             30          (b) A person may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish a product to a minor that
{   :

             31          (i) contains, within packaging, such as a carton, case, or other wrapper, the  
}
  specifically packages together for the purpose of producing an alcoholic product       ingredients

             32      necessary to:
             33          
{   (A)   }        (i)       make an alcoholic product; or

             34          
{   (B)   }        (ii)       cause a liquid that is not an alcoholic product to become an alcoholic product      {   ; and

             35          (ii) the person who sells, offers for sale, or furnishes the product knows can be used to:
             36          (A) make an alcoholic product;
             37          (B) cause a liquid that is not an alcoholic product to become an alcoholic product  
}
.

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird, Rep. Ipson, Rep. Last, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Peterson explained the bill to the committee accompanied by John Freeman, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Kate Bradshaw, Utah Food Industry, spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to transmit H.B. 85 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Bird, Rep. Wiley, and Rep. Pitcher voting in opposition and Rep. Ipson, Rep. Last, and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

1st Sub. S.B. 101    Utah Uniform Securities Act Enforcement (Sen. B. McAdams) (Rep. J. Bird)


Sen. McAdams explained the bill to the committee assisted by Keith Woodwell, Division of Securities. Rep. Bird declared a conflict of interest.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to transmit 1st Substitute S.B. 101 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ipson and Rep. Last absent for the vote.

H.B. 326    Trust Deed Foreclosure Changes (Rep. L. Christensen)

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to amend H.B. 326 as follows:

1.    Page 2, Line 56 through Page 3, Line 60 :    

             56      their successors in interest
{   [   } .      {   ]   }      {   ; and

             57          (e) within 10 days after being executed, be submitted for recording to the office of the
             58      recorder of the county in which the trust property is located.  
}

             59          (3) (a) If not previously recorded
{   because the 10-day period under Subsection (2)(e)

             60      has not lapsed,  
}
at the time of recording a notice of default, the successor trustee shall file for

2.    Page 3, Line 87 :    

             87      by owner-occupied property, a successor lender
  who would be entitled, in the event of a default, to direct a trustee to sell the trust property       shall file for recording in the office of the


3.    Page 5, Line 146 :    

             146      the loan, including regarding
{   a loan modification or forbearance   }        all reasonably available alternatives to foreclosure       ; and


4.    Page 5, Line 150 :    

             150      terms of the loan
  or any other reasonably available alternative to foreclosure       .


5.    Page 6, Line 164 :    

             164     
{   options   }        alternatives       to foreclosure;


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ipson and Rep. Last absent for the vote.



Rep. Christensen explained the bill to the committee. Sarah Burns, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to hold H.B. 326. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ipson, Rep. Last, and Rep. Pitcher absent for the vote.


H.B. 101    Mobile Home Park Residency Act Amendments (Rep. Janice Fisher)

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to replace H.B. 101 with 1st Substitute H.B. 101. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Ipson, Rep. Last, and Rep. Pitcher absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskkupski moved to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 101 as follows:

    1.    Page 10, Lines 279 through 280:

     279         (b) the mobile home park owner {provides} delivers or mails to         each resident a 90-day notice of assessment.

     280        { by registered or certified mail, } that includes:

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Froerer, Rep. Ipson, Rep. Last, and Rep. Pitcher absent for the vote.

Rep. Fisher explained the bill to the committee assisted by Steve Anderson, Utah Manufactured Homeowners Action Group. The following individuals spoke in favor of the bill:

        Ken Parker        Utah Manufactured Homeowners Action Group
        Shelly Catch        Manufactured homeowner
        Collette Hadlock    Homeowners Association

The following individuals spoke in opposition to the bill:

        Dale Zabriskie    Utah Housing Alliance
        Ben Hoopes        Kingsley Management
        Derek Wilson        American Residential Communities

MOTION:    Rep. Bird moved to adjourn. The motion failed with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Gibson, Rep. Kiser, Rep. Wiley, and Rep. Dunnigan voting in opposition and Rep. Froerer, Rep. Ipson, Rep. Last, and Rep. Pitcher absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to transmit 1st Substitute H.B. 101 with a favorable recommendation.

SUBSTITUTE MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to adjourn. The motion passed with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Wiley, and Rep. Dunnigan voting in opposition and Rep. Froerer, Rep. Ipson, Rep. Last, and Rep. Pitcher absent for the vote.

Rep. Dunnigan adjourned the meeting at 4:53 p.m.









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                         Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair