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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
25 House Building, Utah State Capitol Complex
March 5, 2014
Members Present: Rep. Paul Ray, Chair
Rep. LaVar Christensen, Vice Chair
Rep. Stewart Barlow
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
Rep. Brian M. Greene
Rep. Michael S. Kennedy
Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove
Rep. Edward H. Redd
Staff Present: Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
Ms. Linda Black, House Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes
Chair Ray called the meeting to order at 9:15 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Cosgrove moved to approve the minutes of the March 3, 2014 meeting. The
motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barlow absent for the vote.
1st Sub. H.B. 418 Rights of Grandparents to Child Visitation (Rep. L. Christensen)
Rep. Christensen explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: Mr. Stewart Ralphs, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake
Spoke against the bill: Ms. Laurianne Thorpe, foster parent
Ms. Liz Knight, Office of Guardian ad Litem
Ms. Jacci Graham, Children's Service Society
MOTION: Rep. Barlow moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with
Rep.Chavez-Houck, Rep. Cosgrove, Rep. Menlove, and Rep. Redd voting in
MOTION: Rep. Chavez- Houck moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed
Chair Ray adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
Paul Ray, Chair