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HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 26, 2012
Rep. Brad Galvez, Vice Chair
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Craig Frank
Rep. Richard Greenwood
Rep. Curt Oda
Rep. Lee Perry
Rep. Doug Sagers
MEMBERS EXCUSED: Rep. Janice Fisher
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Evan Vickers
STAFF PRESENT: Mr. Arthur Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
Ms. Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Chair Powell called the meeting to order at 4:09 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Galvez moved to approve the minutes of the January 25, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Oda absent for the vote.
H.J.R. 10 Joint Resolution on Legislator Eligibility (Rep. J. Dougall)
MOTION: Rep. Chavez-Houk moved to lift H.J.R. 10 from the table. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Oda absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Frank moved to return H.J.R. 10 to Rules with a recommendation that it be sent to the Constitution Revision Commission for interim study. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houk, Rep. Galvez, and Rep. Powell voting in opposition to the motion.
H.B. 215 Labor Related Amendments (Rep. M. Morley)
Rep. Morley introduced H.B. 215 to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Perry moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houk voting in opposition to the motion.
H.B. 247 Cost Sharing for Smokers Enrolled in Medicaid (Rep. P. Ray)
Rep. Ray introduced the bill to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: Jennifer Brinton, M.D., Utah Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Jason Cooke, Utah Health Policy Project (handout)
Spoke in favor of the bill: Kelly Atkinson, Utah Health Insurers Association
Chair Powell relinquished the chair to Vice Chair Galvez.
MOTION: Rep. Frank moved to hold the bill in committee. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Powell absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Frank moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Powell absent for the vote.
Vice Chair Galvez adjourned the meeting at 5:09 p.m.
Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair