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MINUTES OF HOUSE EDUCATION
Room 30, House Building
March 6, 2013
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Francis Gibson, Chair
Rep. Lowry Snow, Vice Chair
Rep. Patrice M. Arent
Rep. Rich Cunningham
Rep. Steve Eliason
Rep. Bradley G. Last
Rep. David Lifferth
Rep. Dan McCay
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. Jim Nielson
Rep. Val Peterson
Rep. Marie H. Poulson
Rep. Kraig Powell
MEMBERS EXCUSED: Rep. Greg H. Hughes
Rep. Dean Sanpei
Rep. Keven Stratton
STAFF PRESENT: Constance C. Steffen, Policy Analyst
Linda Service, Committee Secretary
Note: List of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Vice Chair Snow called the meeting to order at 4:19 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Gibson moved to approve the minutes of March 5, 2013. The motion passed
unanimously with Rep. Arent, Rep. Cunningham, Rep. Lifferth, Rep. McCay, and Rep. Moss
absent for the vote.
H.B. 373 Small School Funding (Rep. K. McIff)
Rep. McIff introduced the bill which appropriates additional funding for certain public schools.
Mr. Duke Mossman, Utah Rural Schools Association, spoke in support of the bill
Dr. Martell Menlove, State Superintendent, noted the State Board of Education has not taken a
position on the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Last moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The
motion passed unanimously with Rep. McCay absent for the vote.
S.B. 59S01 Workers' Compensation Coordination of Benefits Amendments (Sen. K.
Mayne) (Rep. D. Ipson)
Sen. Mayne introduced the bill which amends the Insurance Code and the Utah Labor Code
regarding payment of medical claims when an employee is injured.
The following spoke in support of the bill:
Mr. Dennis Lloyd, Sr. Vice President, Workers Compensation Fund
Mr. Travis Wood, Utah Health Plans
Mr. Jay Blaine, Utah Education Association
Mr. Richard Burke, Utah Association for Justice
Mr. Mark Brinton, Utah Medical Association
Mr. Kelly Atkinson, Utah School Employees Association, commented on the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Gibson moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation with the
understanding that Sen. Mayne will take time to meet with Workers Compensation Fund and
those representing the smaller medical insurance carriers. The motion passed unanimously with
Rep. Eliason absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Eliason
absent for the vote. Vice Chair Snow adjourned the meeting at 5:23 p.m.
Rep. Francis Gibson, Chair