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MINUTES OF THE SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Room 250 State Capitol
January 31, 2013
Members Present: Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair
Sen. Allen M. Christensen
Sen. Luz Robles
Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa
Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher
Staff Present: Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
Ms. Nancy A. Skidmore, Committee Secretary
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Sen. Vickers called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.
Approval of Minutes
MOTION: Sen. Robles moved to approve the minutes of the committee's January 28 and 30,
2013, meetings. The motion passed unanimously.
S.B. 118 Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Amendments (K. Mayne)
Sen. Mayne presented the bill.
Spoke in favor of the bill Dr. Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH. Division Chief and Center
Director of the University of Utah's Family and Preventive
Medicine's Division of Occupational and Environmental
Health/Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and
Dennis Lloyd, Chair, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and
Environmental Health Advisory Board
Representative Roger E. Barrus
Mr. Todd Bingham, President, Utah Manufacturers Association
MOTION: Sen. Robles moved to pass S.B. 118 out favorably. The motion passed with
Sen. Christensen voting in opposition.
S.B. 49 Child Welfare Modifications (W. Harper)
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to replace S.B. 49 with 1st Sub. S.B. 49, "Child Welfare
Modifications." The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Robles and Shiozawa
absent for the vote .
Sen. Harper presented the bill.
Spoke to the bill: Mr. Brent Platt, Director, Division of Child and Family Services,
Department of Human Services
Spoke in favor of the bill: Ms. Gayle Ruzicka, Utah Eagle Forum
Mr. Dan Deuel, Executive Director, American Parental Action
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass S.B. 49 out favorably. The motion passed with
Sen. Vickers voting in opposition and Sen. Robles absent for the vote.
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed
Minutes reported by Nancy Skidmore, Secretary.
Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Committee Chair