MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
20 House Building, Utah State Capitol Complex
March 9, 2015
Members Present: Rep. Robert M. Spendlove, Vice Chair
Rep. Stewart E. Barlow
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Craig Hall
Rep. Sandra Hollins
Rep. Michael S. Kennedy
Rep. Paul Ray
Rep. Edward H. Redd
Rep. Norman J. Thurston
Rep. Raymond P. Ward
Staff Absent: Rep. Kay L. McIff, Chair
Rep. Melvin R. Brown
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 7:42 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Hall moved to approve the minutes of March 5, 2015. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barlow and Rep. Redd absent for the vote.
H.B. 435 Obesity Report (Rep. E. Hutchings)
Rep. Hutchings explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Thurston moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barlow absent for the vote.
H.B. 448 Disabled Adult Child Guardianship (Rep. F. Cox)
Rep. Cox explained the bill to the committee.
Spoke for the bill: Brian Barker
Spoke against the bill: Andrew Riggle, Public Policy Advocate, Disability Law Center
Spoke to the bill: Paul Smith, Director, Division of Services for People with Disabilities
Shannon Alvey, Director, Office of Public Guardian, Department of Human Services
MOTION: Rep. Ray moved to return H.B. 448, "Disabled Adult Child Guardianship," to the Rules Committee with a recommendation that the bill be referred to interim study. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Thurston moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Vice Chair Spendlove adjourned the meeting at 8:44 a.m.
Kay McIff, Chair