MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
20 House Building, Utah State Capitol Complex
March 4, 2015
Rep. Robert M. Spendlove, Vice Chair
Rep. Stewart E. Barlow
Rep. Melvin R. Brown
Rep. Craig Hall
Rep. Sandra Hollins
Rep. Michael S. Kennedy
Rep. Edward H. Redd
Rep. Norman J. Thurston
Rep. Raymond P. Ward
Members Absent: Rep. Kay L. McIff, Chair
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Paul Ray
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
Vice Chair Spendlove called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Thurston moved to approve the minutes of March 2, 2015. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barlow absent for the vote.
H.B. 427 Post-exposure Blood Testing Amendments (Rep. E. Redd)
Spoke to the bill: Rick Schwermer, Assistant Director, Utah Courts
Spoke for the bill: Chief Jack Carruth, City of South Salt Lake Police Department
MOTION: Rep. Kennedy moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Lines 39 through 44:
39 (b) If the court finds that, on the basis of the information in the ex parte request, the
40petitioner was significantly exposed during the course of performing the petitioner's duties as
41an emergency provider and that there is a reasonable likelihood that a delay in administering available FDA-approved post-exposure treatment or prophylaxis could result in lack of effectiveness of the treatment or prophylaxis, or there will not be an
42opportunity to obtain a sample at a later date, the court shall issue an order authorizing the
43petitioner to obtain a specimen of the person's blood, and that reasonable force may be used, if
The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Ward moved to further amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Lines 40 through 41:
Delete "during the course of performing the petitioner's duties as an emergency provider"
The motion was withdrawn.
MOTION: Rep. Brown moved to hold H.B. 427. The motion passed unanimously.
S.B. 147 Epinephrine Auto-injector Use Expansion (Sen. M. Dayton)
This bill was not considered.
MOTION: Rep. Thurston moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Vice Chair Spendlove adjourned the meeting at 8:27 a.m.
Kay L. McIff, Chair