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Members Present: Sen. John L. Valentine, Chair
Sen. Curtis S. Bramble
Sen. Gene Davis
Sen. Karen Mayne
Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell
Sen. Todd Weiler
Members Absent: Sen. David Hinkins
Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart
Staff Present: Mr. Bryant R. Howe, Assistant Director
Ms. Karen Allred, Committee Secretary
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Valentine called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
Approval of Minutes
MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to approve minutes of the February 2, 2012, meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Weiler absent for the vote.
S.B. 53 Recreational Therapy Practice Act Amendments (Sen. G. Davis)
Sen. Davis introduced and explained the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to adopt the following amendments:
1. Page 4, Lines 110 through 112 :
110 (vii) serving as a resource to help a person find recreation opportunities that will
111 promote the person's physical, cognitive, social, behavioral, emotional,
spiritual health and
112 well-being; and
2. Page 6, Lines 152 through 159 :
152 (d) one member of the general public.
153 (2) The
governor shall appoint members of the
appointed and serve
in accordance with Section
158 (3) (a) The [
159 the board shall [
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249 58-40-501. Unlawful conduct.
250 "Unlawful conduct" includes:
251 (1) providing, leading, facilitating, teaching, or offering to provide or teach recreational
252 therapy services unless licensed under this chapter or exempted from licensure under Section
253 58-1-307 or 58-40-305 ;
254 (2) using the initials MTRS, TRS, or TRT, or other abbreviation, term, title, or sign
255 relating to the practice of recreational therapy services unless licensed under this chapter
(3) employing or aiding and abetting the employment of an unqualified or unlicensed person to:
(a) practice as a recreational therapist; or
(b) provide recreational therapy services.
256 Section 12. Section 58-40-502 is enacted to read:
257 58-40-502. Unprofessional conduct.
258 "Unprofessional conduct" includes:
(1) employing or aiding and abetting the employment of an unqualified or
260 person to:
261 (a) practice as a recreational therapist; or
262 (b) provide recreational therapy services; }
failing to supervise a therapeutic recreation technician, a student
intern, or a
264 temporarily licensed therapeutic recreation specialist when required to do so under this chapter
265 or by rule;
failing to keep or maintain a recreational therapy treatment plan;
failing to safeguard a person's right to privacy as to the person's
268 diagnosis, personal effects, or other matters about which the licensee is privileged to know
269 from providing recreational therapy services;
failing to report to the division the unsafe, unethical, or illegal
practice of a person
271 who is providing recreational therapy services;
making sexual advances to a patient, requesting sexual
intercourse or sexual favors
273 from a patient, or engaging in other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in the
274 presence of a patient;
exploiting a patient or former patient for personal gain;
possessing or dispensing illegal or non-prescribed prescription
using or being under the influence of alcohol or an illegal or
279 prescription drug or medication while performing recreational therapy services; and
other actions as defined by division rule.
The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Weiler absent for the vote.
Sen. Davis further explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.
MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Weiler absent for the vote.
S.B. 160 Construction Trades Licensing Amendments (Sen. P. Knudson)
Sen. Knudson introduced and explained the bill assisted by John Hill, Director, Rocky Mountain Gas Association. A handout was distributed. Mr. Hill answered questions from the committee and further explained the bill.
Spoke for the bill: Dean Dyatt, Rocky Mountain Gas Association
Clay Thornton, President, Rocky Mountain Gas Association
Ryan Snow, President, Western Heating and Air Conditioning
Spoke against the bill: Taz Beisinger, Executive Vice President, Utah Homebuilders Association
MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 214 Professional Employer Organization Licensing Act Amendments (Rep. J. Dunnigan)
Rep. Dunnigan introduced and explained the bill.
Spoke to the bill: Frank Pignanelli, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to transmit H.B. 214 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Sen.Weiler moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.
Committee Chair Valentine welcomed students from the American Preparatory Academy. Student Jesus Robles introduced himself and identified the school.
S.B. 56 Homeowner Association Reserve Account Amendments (Sen. S. Urquhart)
Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Mayne moved to transmit S.B. 56 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Sen. Bramble moved to place H.B. 56 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously
MOTION: Sen. Davis moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Chair Valentine adjourned the meeting at 9:15 a.m.