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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
Room 450, State Capitol
March 5, 2013
Members Present: Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Chair
Rep. Dixon Pitcher, Vice Chair
Rep. Jake Anderegg
Rep. Johnny Anderson
Rep. Jim Bird
Rep. Derek Brown
Rep. Spencer Cox
Rep. Susan Duckworth
Rep. Gage Froerer
Rep. Jeremy Peterson
Rep. Marc Roberts
Rep. Jon Stanard
Rep. Mark Wheatley
Rep. Larry Wiley
Members Absent: Rep. Dana Layton
Rep. Brad Wilson
Staff Present: Mr. Bryant Howe, Assistant Director
Ms. Rosemary Young, Committee Secretary
Note: List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes
Vice Chair Pitcher called the meeting to order at 8:11a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Froerer moved to approve the minutes of the March 1, 2013 meeting. The
motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderegg, Rep. Brown, Rep. Cox, Rep. Duckworth, and
Rep. Wheatley absent for the vote.
H.B. 376 Public Funds and Accounts Amendments (Rep. E. Hutchings)
MOTION: Rep. Bird moved to replace H.B. 376 with 1st Substitute H.B. 376. The motion
passed unanimously with Rep. Anderegg, Rep. Brown, Rep. Cox, Rep. Duckworth, and Rep.
Wheatley absent for the vote.
Rep. Hutchings explained the bill to the committee. Jason Perry, University of Utah spoke in
favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Wiley moved to transmit 1st Substitute H.B. 376 with a favorable
recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderegg, Rep. Brown, Rep. Cox,
and Rep. Wheatley absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Bird moved to place 1st Substitute H.B. 376 on the Consent Calendar. The
motion passed unanimously with Rep. Anderegg, Rep. Brown, Rep. Cox, and Rep. Wheatley
absent for the vote.
H.B. 132 Antidiscrimination Amendments (Rep. L. Wiley)
Rep. Wiley distributed a handout and explained the bill to the committee assisted by Kelsey
Eller, a dietitian. Rebecca Batty spoke in favor of the bill. Karen Clark, citizen, and Connor
Boyack of the Libertas Institute spoke in opposition to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Bird moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. Duckworth moved to transmit H.B. 132 with a favorable
recommendation. The motion failed with Rep. Duckworth, Rep. Wheatley, Rep. Wiley, and Rep.
Pitcher voting in favor.
The original motion passed unanimously.
S.B. 21 Unincorporated Business Entities (Sen. L. Hillyard)
Sen. Hillyard presented the bill assisted by Russell K . Smith of Durham, Jones & Pinegar Law
Firm. Jimmy Anderson, an attorney, spoke to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Brown moved to transmit S.B. 21 with a favorable recommendation. The
motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Brown moved to place S.B. 21 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed
H.C.R. 10 Concurrent Resolution on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
and State Health Care Reform (Rep. K. Ivory)
MOTION: Rep. Anderegg moved to amend H.C.R. 10 as follows:
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employment in the state;
Whereas hundreds of Utah medical device companies will be subject to the
ACA's excise tax on manufacturers and importers of certain medical devices,
without regard for company profitability;
Whereas, the tax will threaten the viability of many firms and have a chilling
effect on the very innovation needed to drive down health care costs and support
economic growth in this state;
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WHEREAS, Utah families who lose employer-sponsored coverage under the
find exchange plans unaffordable because federal premium and cost sharing
subsidies are based
on 70/30 plans for single, not family, coverage;
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hospitals that serve a disproportionate number of low-income individuals;
Whereas, Utah families will suffer if medical facilities close or medical
practitioners leave their professions in response to the financial strain created by
shrinking provider payments under the ACA;
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WHEREAS, implementation of the ACA will tend to
market for health insurance and move families, insurers, and health care providers ever
to a single-payer system of federally controlled health care;
The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Ivory explained the resolution to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Peterson moved to transmit H.C. R. 10 with a favorable recommendation.
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Roberts moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Bird
absent for the vote.
Vice Chair Pitcher adjourned the meeting at 9:32 a.m.
Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair