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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
WORKFORCE SERVICES AND COMMUNITY
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Room W025, House Office Building
February 24, 2012
MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Jim Bird, Chair
                Rep. Dean Sanpei, Vice Chair
                Rep. Keith Grover
                Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove
                Rep. Val Peterson
                Rep. Mark Wheatley

MEMBERS EXCUSED:    Rep. David Litvack

STAFF PRESENT:        Ben Christensen, Policy Analyst
                Linda Service, Committee Secretary

Note:    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Rep. Bird called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m.
MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2012 meeting.
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover, Rep. Menlove, and Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote.
S.B. 256    Unincorporated Business Entities Act Amendments (Sen. L. Hillyard) (Rep.
D. Brown)
Sen. Hillyard introduced the bill.
MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove and Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote.
MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to place SB 256 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove and Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote.
S.B. 53    Recreational Therapy Practice Act Amendments (Sen. G. Davis) (Rep. L.
Hemingway)
Sen. Davis introduced the bill.
Ms. Pollie Price, Utah Occupational Therapy Association, distributed a handout, "Utah Occupational Therapy Association, Position Statement," and spoke in opposition to the bill.


The following spoke in support of the bill:
Ms. Sandra Negley, Utah Recreational Therapy Association Mr. Steven A. Bell, University of Utah Recreational Therapy
MOTION:    Rep. Wheatley moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote.
H.C.R. 15    Concurrent Resolution on Obesity (Rep. S. Barlow)
Rep. Barlow introduced the bill.
Mr. Gary Thorup, American Diabetes Association, spoke in support of the resolution.
MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to pass the resolution out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to place HCR 15 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Chair Bird adjourned the meeting at 9:34 a.m.
________________________________________ Rep. Jim Bird, Chair