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FEBRUARY 7, 2011
ROOM 250 STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
Members Present: Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Chair
Sen. Allen M. Christensen
Sen. Mark B. Madsen
Sen. Stuart C. Reid
Sen. Patricia W. Jones
Sen. Luz Robles
Staff Present: Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
Kathy Helgesen, Committee Secretary
Public Speakers Present: Lauren Barrows, attorney
Julie Gainer, MD
Bill Dance, Sutherland Institute
Gayle Ruzika, Utah Eagle Forum
Karen Clark, Utah Eagle Forum
Kim Dahl, Coaltion for Parental Rights
Rose Marie Murray, United Families of Utah
Michael Hales, Deputy Director, Utah Department of Health
Ronald Mortensen, Senior Policy Advisor, Davis County 9/12 Project
Sheila Walsh-McDonald, Utah Health Policy Project, Salt Lake Community Action
Stan Rasmussen, Director of Public Affairs, Sutherland Institute
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Sen. Buttars called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m.
Approval of Minutes
MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to approve the minutes of February 3, 2011
The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen and Sen. Robles absent for the vote.
1. SB0062 - Adoption Revisions (R. Romero)
Sen. Romero presented the bill.
Ms. Barrows, Mr. LeDuc, Dr. Gainer, Ms. Power, Mr. Anderson, Ms. Thompson, Ms. Globokar, and Ms. Wilkinson spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Dance, Ms. Ruzika, Ms. Clark, Mr. Cannon, and Mr. Hasty spoke in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Dahl and Ms. Murray spoke to the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Robles moved to pass S.B. 62 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Sen. Reid moved to table S.B. 62.
The substitute motion passed 5-1-0 with Sen. Robles voting in opposition.
2. HB0211 - Community Service Medicaid Pilot Program (R. Menlove)
Rep. Menlove presented the bill.
Mr. Hales spoke to the bill.
Mr. Mortensen and Mr. Rasmusssen spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. Walsh-McDonald spoke in opposition to the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass H.B. 211 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.
The motion passed 4-2-0 with Sen. Jones and Sen. Robles voting in opposition.
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn.
The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 9:52 a.m.
Minutes reported by Kathy Helgesen, Secretary.
Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Committee Chair