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Room 25, House Office Building
January 27, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Paul Ray, Chair
                Rep. Evan J. Vickers, Vice Chair
                Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
                Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
                Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove
                Rep. Dean Sanpei
                Rep. Christine F. Watkins

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Bradley M. Daw
                Rep. Daniel McCay                    
STAFF PRESENT:        Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Ms. Cathy Dupont, Associate General Counsel
                Ms. Linda Black, House Secretary

Note:    A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.

Chair Ray called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to approve the minutes of January 24, and January 25, 2012, with an amendment to the January 24 minutes to reflect that the meeting was held in 2012, not 2011.

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

H.B. 294    Amendments to Mental Health Practices Licensing Laws (Rep. R. C. Webb)

Rep. Webb presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Vice Chair Vickers moved to replace H.B. 294 with 1st Substitute H.B. 294. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

Spoke in favor of the bill:        Dr. Rod Julander, Utah Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Dr. Benton Bramwell, Utah Association of Naturopathic Physicians
                    Dr. Matthew Burnett, Naturopathic Physician

Spoke to the bill:            Mr. Mike Sonntag, Utah Physical Therapists Association
                    Dr. Matthew Hedelius, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
                    Dr. Nan Klein, Utah Psychological Association

MOTION:    Rep. Watkins moved to pass the bill out favorably as substituted. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houck and Rep. Vickers voting in opposition.

S.B. 13    Medical Examiner Amendments (Sen. A. Christensen) (Rep. P. Ray)

Sen. A. Christensen presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Watkins moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Ray adjourned the meeting at 3:15 p.m.

                         Rep. Paul Ray, Chair