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H.B. 42





Chief Sponsor: James A. Dunnigan

Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      Committee Note:
             9          The Business and Labor Interim Committee recommended this bill.
             10      General Description:
             11          This bill modifies provisions related to the Legislature to repeal a health insurance
             12      mandate review.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    repeals the health insurance mandate review by the Business and Labor Interim
             16      Committee and the Health and Human Services Interim Committee; and
             17          .    makes technical changes.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          36-12-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 142
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 36-12-5 is amended to read:

             28           36-12-5. Duties of interim committees.
             29          (1) Except as otherwise provided by law, each interim committee shall:
             30          (a) receive study assignments by resolution from the Legislature;
             31          (b) receive study assignments from the Legislative Management Committee, created
             32      under Section 36-12-6 ;
             33          (c) place matters on its study agenda after requesting approval of the study from the
             34      Legislative Management Committee, which request, if not disapproved by the Legislative
             35      Management Committee within 30 days of receipt of the request, the interim committee shall
             36      consider it approved and may proceed with the requested study;
             37          (d) request research reports from the professional legislative staff pertaining to the
             38      committee's agenda of study;
             39          (e) investigate and study possibilities for improvement in government services within
             40      its subject area;
             41          (f) accept reports from the professional legislative staff and make recommendations for
             42      legislative action with respect to such reports; and
             43          (g) prepare and recommend to the Legislature a legislative program in response to the
             44      committee's study agenda.
             45          [(2) (a) As used in this Subsection (2):]
             46          [(i) "Health insurance" is as defined in Section 31A-1-301 .]
             47          [(ii) "Health insurance mandate" means a mandatory obligation with respect to a
             48      coverage, benefit, or provider that, but for Title 31A, Insurance Code, would not be required
             49      for a policy of health insurance.]
             50          [(iii) "Review committee" means:]
             51          [(A) the Business and Labor Interim Committee; and]
             52          [(B) the Health and Human Services Interim Committee.]
             53          [(b) In addition to the duties established pursuant to Subsection (1), annually each
             54      review committee shall:]
             55          [(i) identify the one or more health insurance mandates listed under Subsection (2)(d)
             56      that:]
             57          [(A) are in effect for five or more years as of May 1; and]
             58          [(B) have not been reviewed during the previous 10 years as of May 1;]

             59          [(ii) select which of the one or more health insurance mandates identified under
             60      Subsection (2)(b)(i) that the review committee elects to review, subject to the direction of the
             61      Legislative Management Committee; and]
             62          [(iii) review a health insurance mandate selected under Subsection (2)(b)(ii) to
             63      determine whether the health insurance mandate should be continued, modified, or repealed.]
             64          [(c) The review under this Subsection (2) shall include:]
             65          [(i) the estimated fiscal impact of the health insurance mandate on state and private
             66      health insurance; and]
             67          [(ii) the purpose and effectiveness of the health insurance mandate.]
             68          [(d) The Insurance Department shall:]
             69          [(i) provide a list of the health insurance mandates in this state in its annual report; and]
             70          [(ii) assist in a review if requested by a review committee.]
             71          [(3)] (2) Except as otherwise provided by law, reports and recommendations of the
             72      interim committees shall be completed and made public prior to any legislative session at
             73      which the reports and recommendations are submitted. A copy of the reports and
             74      recommendations shall be mailed to each member or member-elect of the Legislature, to each
             75      elective state officer, and to the state library.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-15-12 2:52 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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