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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building
February 24, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Evan J. Vickers, Vice Chair
                Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
                Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
                Rep. Bradley M. Daw
                Rep. Daniel McCay
                Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove
                Rep. Dean Sanpei

MEMBERS EXCUSED:    Rep. Paul Ray, Chair
                Rep. Christine F. Watkins
        
STAFF PRESENT:        Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Ms. RuthAnne Frost, Associate General Counsel
                Ms. Barbara Bryner, House Secretary

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

Vice Chair Vickers called the meeting to order at 4:25 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. McCay moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2012, meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Cosgrove and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

H.B. 415    Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act (Rep. P. Ray)

Rep. Sanpei introduced the bill and explained it to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Rob Wall, Attorney, Utah League of Cities and Towns.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns

MOTION:    Rep. Sanpei moved to amend as follows:

1.    Page 2, Lines 51 through 52 :    

             51          (5) (a) "Sporting event" means any of the following athletic activities
  for secondary school age children       that is organized,

             52      [operated,] managed, or sponsored by an organization:

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

MOTION:    Rep. McCay moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.




H.B. 487    Hospice Pharmacy Dispensing of Medication (Rep. C. Herrod)

Rep. Herrod introduced the bill and explained it to the committee with the assistance of Ms. Cindy Clark, a hospice director; and Mr. Jared Stong, a hospice pharmacist.

MOTION:    Rep. Sanpei moved to replace H.B. 487, Hospice Pharmacy Dispensing of Medication (Rep. C. Herrod), with 1st Sub. H.B. 487, Hospice Pharmacy Dispensing of Medication (Rep. C. Herrod). The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

5th Sub. S.B. 41    Regulation of Tanning Facilities (Sen. P. Jones)

Sen. Jones introduced the bill and explained it to the committee with the assistance of Dr. Sancy Leachman, Huntsman Cancer Center. A handout was provided.

Rep. Chavez-Houck declared a conflict of interest, indicating that she owns a tanning facility.

Spoke for the bill:        Dr. Ken Grossman, Oncologist, Huntsman Cancer Institute
                Ms. MaryAnn Gerber, President, Sol Survivors
                Dr. David Allen, dermatologist and Vice President, Utah Dermatology Society
                Ms. Maryam Safaee, University of Utah medical student
                Dr. Paul Harrison, dermatologist and director, Coalition for Patient Safety
                Mr. Bob Weir, melanoma survivor
                Ms. Teresa Dyreng, Sol Survivors
                Mr. Craig Eroh, parent
                Mr. Lewis Garrett, Davis County and on behalf of the 12 local health departments in the state
                Ms. Melissa Bird, melanoma survivor
                Mr. Gary Edwards, Salt Lake Valley Health Department

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Dan Deuel, Weber County 9/12 Project


MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. McCay, and Rep. Sanpei voting in opposition and Rep. Daw and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

H.B. 402    Shared Parenting (Rep. K. Powell)

Rep. Powell introduced the bill and explained it to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Jeff Zifleman, family law attorney.

Spoke for the bill:        Mr. Emerald Turkis, divorced parent
                Mr. Dan Deuel, Weber County 9/12 Project
                Mr. Ben Visser, Utah Gay Fathers' Association
                Mr. Jared Parkinson, divorced parent
                Mr. Justin Traver, on behalf of noncustodial fathers and mothers

Spoke against the bill:    Ms. Jackie de Gasten, family law attorney
                Ms. Kim Grant, For Children's Sake (handout)
                Mr. Dani Hartvigsen, Coalition for Preservation of Family Values
                Ms. Laura Bunker, United Families Utah

MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to return the bill to the House Rules Committee with a recommendation that the bill be reassigned to the House Judiciary Standing Committee. The motion passed with Rep. McCay voting in opposition and Rep. Daw and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

H.B. 461    Abortion Waiting Period (Rep. S. Eliason)

Rep. Eliason introduced the bill and explained it to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:        Ms. Gayle Ruzicka, President, Utah Eagle Forum
                Mr. Dan Deuel, Weber County 9/12 Project
                Ms. Laura Bunker, United Families of Utah
                Ms. Cherrie Rawling
                Ms. Jean Hill, Catholic Diocese of Utah
                Mr. Jeff Murnin

Spoke against the bill:    Ms. Marina Lowe, Attorney, ACLU of Utah
                Ms. Heather Stringfellow, Vice President, Planned Parenthood

MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to amend the bill as follows:

        Page 2, Line 39:    After "face-to-face" insert "or verified telephonic"


        
The motion failed with Rep. Chavez-Houck voting in favor of the motion and Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Daw, and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

MOTION:
    Rep. McCay moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to return the bill to the House Rules Committee for interim study within the broader context of a discussion of abortion services. The motion failed with Rep. Chavez-Houck voting for the motion and Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Daw, and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

        Rep. McCay's original motion to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation passed, with Rep. Chavez-Houck voting in opposition and Rep. Daw and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. McCay moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Daw and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Vickers adjourned the meeting at 6:55 p.m.





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                 Rep. Paul Ray, Chair